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Level 3 for Language Degree Students (LL2A4)



This is a core module for BAML students ‘with’ Russian. The module will offer continuity of learning for those who have completed Russian Beginners Extra / Russian 2 / Russian Beginners Accelerated and is aimed at speakers of languages other than Slavic.

Main Objectives
  • to reinforce the most important elements of Russian grammar taught in the first year with further points of grammar and syntax
  • to strengthen reading, writing and communicative skills and further develop cultural awareness through projects and student presentations
  • to achieve A2+/B1 standard of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)



One weekly blended session for 21 weeks, organised as:

  • two 2-hour face-to-face classes on campus
  • 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 for a 30 credit module, the minimum expected amount of study is 300 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required. Students can make use of Moodle to facilitate this.


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


Elena Bolton

Course Texts

Term 1: No textbook required

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 for Language Degree Students 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).



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


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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