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2006/07 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLAV2024 Developing Russian Language 2.1

10 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Mrs Anya Evans

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2006/07

Pre-requisites

Successful completion of SLAV2023

Module replaces

SLAV2017

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

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 increasingly complex receptive and productive language skills in a variety of contexts;
- identify a variety of registers of literary Russian and show understanding of these in reading and writing.

Syllabus

All classes will be linked by a topic theme, with a new theme 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 SLAV2022.
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, 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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