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Russian 3 (LL253)

Summary

Level

This module follows on naturally from Russian 2 / Russian Beginners Accelerated. It will offer continuity of learning for those who have completed a second level module. It also provides an opportunity for other students with some prior knowledge to work at an appropriate level to develop their knowledge of the language.

Main Objectives
  • To improve reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • To understand and produce texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest
  • To achieve A2+/B1 standard of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)
Credits

30 CREDITS, also available for 24 CREDITS

Teaching and Learning

Weekly blended session for 21 weeks, organised as:

  • 2-hour face-to-face seminar on campus
  • 1-hour synchronous online seminar in Microsoft Teams
  • Some independent study will also be set

If health & safety restrictions are required, teaching may move fully online. 

Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore the minimum expected amount of study is 240 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required. Students can make use of Moodle (a virtual learning environment) to facilitate this.

Assessment

Term 1: one interim test (10%)
Term 3: one speaking test (40%) + one reading/writing test (50%)

Tutor

Elena Bolton
Elena.Bolton@warwick.ac.uk

Course Texts (must be bought by student)

Term 1: The Way to Russia: Russian language text-book part 2. Antonova V.E., Nakhabina M.M. St.Petersburg: Zlatoust. ISBN: 978-5-86547-400-5

Term 2: The Way to Russia: Russian language text-book - part 3 vol 1. Antonova V.E., Nakhabina M.M. St.Petersburg: Zlatoust. ISBN: 978-5-86547-504-0

Course Description

This module will offer an opportunity for students not specialising in foreign languages to improve their communicative competence as a supplement to their studies in other disciplines. This module offers students the opportunity to take part in conversation and discussion in a range of predictable social contexts. The stimulus material (aural, written and visual) will not only provide the basis for consolidation of Russian grammar but will also give the students further insight into everyday life in the Russian speaking countries.

Successful completion of Russian 3 qualifies students to progress to Russian 4.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • apply a basic knowledge of grammar appropriate to the level
  • apply strategies for understanding gist, specific information, and opinions
  • understand the main points on familiar matters regularly encountered
  • understand texts dealing with descriptions of events and feelings, and with work-related language
  • engage in spontaneous conversation, and describe experiences and events and give reasons for opinions
  • produce text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level B1 Independent user (threshold) of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).

    Syllabus

    Topics

    Travel and tourism; healthy lifestyle; Russian cities; social media; education in Russia or home country; cultures, traditions and customs.

    Grammar

    Revision of cases; verbs: reflexive verbs, aspects of verbs; verbs of motion with and without prefixes; comparative and superlative; introduction to active and passive participles; syntax: compound sentence construction, dependent clauses.

    Subject-specific and transferable skills
    • Written and spoken communication
    • Strategies for understanding gist and specific information
    • Intercultural Awareness, Professionalism, Digital Literacy, Teamwork, Problem-solving

    Can count towards the Warwick Award

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