Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Russian 5 or equivalent (e.g. CEFR A2)
This module will further develop students Russian language communication skills, enabling you to conduct routine tasks you are likely to encounter in socialising, living, studying, travelling or working in Russia. Functions and topics will include: expressing and understanding feelings and emotions expressed in conversations and in personal letter; explaining reasons and giving excuses in a more sensitive or complex manner; expressing opinions, offering advice, giving details of future plans and projections and making guesses. Some feature film clips set in a variety of social and work situations will be analysed in teaching sessions. There will also be reading and writing work to build your confidence in using Russian grammar and vocabulary. You will also become familiar with a range of social contexts and culturally specific behaviour.
This module aims to further develop students' Russian language communication skills already acquired up to Russian 5 or equivalent (e.g CEFR A2). The course is also designed to offer insights into Russian culture.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Understand the main point in clear speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, studies, leisure, etc.: 1,3Summarise and extract key information from written texts that consist mainly of personal, everyday or job-related language: 1,2Interact in routine tasks requiring direct exchange of information on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life: 3Write coherent 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 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 TasksStudents 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 TestStudents 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.