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PL30637: Russian written and spoken language 4

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 12
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 30%, EX 50%, OR 20%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To consolidate advanced knowledge of Russian grammar, lexis and vocabulary. To develop advanced translation skills, enabling students to translate modern literary Russian into English with minimal use of a dictionary. To enable students to produce idiomatic Russian, translate complex English passages and express complex ideas and arguments in writing without reference tools. To enhance fluency in spoken Russian and in listening comprehension and to develop summarisation skills.

Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete the unit successfully will be able to:
* translate complex texts from and into Russian without the aid of a dictionary
* express ideas and present a complex argument in writing to a high degree of accuracy
* understand normal broadcast material
* deliver well-structured oral presentations in Russian on social, political and cultural topics
* converse fluently on a variety of topics.

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.

Written Language: translation into and from Russian, particularly modern literary Russian, and discussion of grammatical points, lexis etc; production of written Russian on contemporary political, social and cultural issues.
Spoken Language: discussion of selected topics on a range of themes (culture, politics in Russia etc).
Key Text: D. Offord, Using Russian (Cambridge: 1996).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL30637 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UHPL-AYB09 : BA (hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and ab initio Russian) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • UHPL-AYB07 : BA (hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (German and ab initio Russian) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • UHPL-AYB22 : BA (hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (Spanish and ab initio Russian) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • UHPL-AYB15 : BA (hons) Russian (ab initio) and Politics (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.