|Owning Department/School:||Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies|
|Level:||Certificate (FHEQ level 4)|
|Assessment:||CW 20%, EX 50%, OR 30%|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||In taking this unit you cannot take PL10635|
To continue a systematic grounding in the Russian language up to approximately A-level standard. To ensure that students acquire a firm grasp of the main structures of Russian grammar and of basic vocabulary, and are able to express themselves in a variety of contexts. To develop the ability to take part in simple everyday conversation. To develop reading ability to the point at which less complex works of literature can be read with the aid of a dictionary.
Students who complete the unit successfully will:
* have understood most of the basic grammatical structures of Russian;
* have increased their vocabulary significantly;
* be able to read simple literary texts with the aid of a dictionary;
* be able to conduct a simple conversation on personal and everyday themes.
Skills in precision and creativity in the use of written and spoken language, effective communication in the target language and translation are taught and assessed in this unit; skills in effective learning, CIT and adaptation to life in the target countries are developed in this unit.
The Colloquial Russian course with additional use of specially prepared explanatory material, exercises and drills. The Ruslan computer assisted learning package. Practice in aural comprehension and conversation.Textbook: S. Kay & S. Le Fleming, Colloquial Russian (Routledge: 1997).
PL10085 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
PL10085 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies