Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Russian 4 or equivalent (e.g. CEFR A1+)
This module will further develop students' Russian language communication skills, enabling students to speak, listen, read, and write in carrying out tasks they are likely to encounter in socialising, living, studying, travelling or working in Russia. Topics and functions covered in the module will include: making comparisons, discussing Russian cities, regions, countryside and types of accommodation, holiday options, talking about choices and decisions, and quoting reported speech.The students will have an awareness of the appropriate use of different registers and will be able to switch as and when it is necessary. The module will build up students' competence in writing in the Russian alphabet and will also equip them with an understanding of contemporary Russian culture and society.
This module aims to consolidate students' existing language skills and further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Russian.The course is also designed to offer insights into Russian culture.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Understand the main point in short, clear, simple speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, studies, leisure, etc.: 1,3Summarise and extract key information from written texts that consist mainly of high frequency personal, everyday or job-related language: 1,2Interact in routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life: 3Write simple coherent sentences and texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest in Russian: 1,2Recognise and use different linguistic structures in the target language and compare them to the English language: 1,2,3Recognise and act upon cultural differences as encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate awareness of register and style: 1,2,3
22 hours of contact time in class.40 hours assessment preparation and completion.88 hours guided independent study.
Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment formStudents are only permitted to take one Russian language module per semester
1: Online Tasks weighted 30%
Description of Module Assessment
Online tasks.Students will complete a series of online exercises to assess their reading comprehension, grammar and writing skills in the target language.2: Class Test weighted 20%
Class test.Students will complete an in-class test which may include writing a short text in the target language in class.3: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Spoken interaction assessmentA 8-12 minute spoken interaction assessment to test speaking (productive), listening (receptive) and conversation (interaction) skills. Task may include presentation, role play, description or similar and question and answer. If assessments are organised in pairs or groups, individual marks will be awarded to each student.