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2006/07 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLAV2023 Developing Russian Language 2

10 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Mrs Anya Evans

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2006/07


Successful completion of SLAV9001/4 Residence Abroad in Russia or equivalent.

Module replaces


This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an acquaintance with extracts from Russian literary texts by authors from the 19th and 20th centuries;
- demonstrate that they have consolidated and extended their vocabulary in Russian;
- demonstrate complex receptive and productive language skills in a variety of contexts;
- identify a variety of registers of literary Russian and show awareness of these in reading and writing.


All classes will be linked by a topic theme, with a new topic set every three to four weeks. A literary text, such as a chapter from a novel or short story, abridged where necessary, will be chosen for each topic. The topics will coincide with those used on SLAV2021.
There will be two contact hours per week, as follows:
1 hour literary texts: activities to include reading, precis writing in Russian and oral work in Russian.
1 hour English-Russian prose translation on topics related to literary texts.

Teaching methods

Practical classes: 11 x 2 hours

Private study

Reading set and additional texts;
using language centre;
regular written tasks;
preparation of oral work.
78 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly tasks: reading material. Regular practice precis and prose translations.

Methods of assessment

1 assessed precis, due end week 9 (30%);
1 oral assessment due week 10 (30%);
1 assessed English - Russian prose translation due end week 11 (40%)

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/03/2007


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