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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Language & Translation Studies Short Name: RUS3019
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: KRASOVITSKY A Dr (English)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability

All year

Assessment Pattern
Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)
Coursework: in-class and home written assignments
Coursework: oral presentation
Two hour unseen examination, end of Semester 2

Qualifying Condition(s)
A weighted aggregate of 40% is required to pass the module
Module Overview
This is a Level 3 module for Russian. It is taught in the target language, over Autumn and Spring Semesters, two contact hours per teaching week. Attendance is compulsory.
Successful completion of Level 2 Russian modules or equivalent
Module Aims
The aim of the module is to gain language skills at upper-intermediate level. It builds on the knowledge and competence acquired at Level 2 and enables students to develop their competence in oral and written Russian. It is expected that on completion of this module students’ competence in Russian will be between level three and four on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will:

  • be able to communicate using a large variety of grammar structures and diverse vocabulary.
  • have developed their competence in spontaneous speech (immediate reactions to situations, holding coversations and discussions, expressing opinions)
  • have improved their reading and understanding
  • have improved their listening and understanding
  • accurate use of sufficient vocabulary in communication.
  • accurate use of grammatical structures in communication
Module Content
The module will consist of a number of topics, including the following: culture, history, ecology, social life, inerpersonal relations, profession, everyday situations. Each topic combines training in communication, comprehension and grammar and is based on up-to-date materials, which improve students awareness in various aspects of everyday life in Russia, as well as Russian culture social relations.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Two contact hours per teaching week in Autumn and Spring Semesters. All classes will be taught in the target language. Classes are practical and interactive.
Selected Texts/Journals
Set texts:
Khachaturova S. S. Russian Express . Communicative course of Russian. Intermediate level. Moscow: Moscow Linguistic Centre
Khavronina, S. A. and A.I. Shirochenskaya. Russian in Exercises. Moscow: Russkij jazyk.

Other materials to be supplied by module tutor.
Last Updated
JULY 2009