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2006/07 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLAV3007 Continuing Bulgarian 1

10 creditsClass Size: 10

Module manager: Mrs Snezhina Momova
Email: s.b.momova@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2006/07

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of Beginning Bulgarian 1 and 2, SLAV 2003/2004, or equivalent

Pre-requisites

Beginning Bulgarian, SLAV 2003 & SLAV 2004

Module replaces

Bulgarian Language and Culture 1, SLAV 3003

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

You already speak some Bulgarian but would like to become even better at using it?Few foreigners have mastered the Bulgarian language beyond elementary level, so fluency in it is a rare skill. The fast-approaching Bulgarian EU membership (1st January, 2007) now makes it also a valuable commodity, especially for students from languages, politics or business background. The module gives you a good opportunity to achieve greater confidence and fluency in using Bulgarian. Classes will build on language skills previously acquired and will expand your range of vocabulary and varieties of text and situation handled. You will be introduced to elements of Bulgarian history and culture in preparation for work with authentic language material.There will be two one-hour classes a week throughout Semester 1. The module is suitable for students who have successfully completed Beginning Bulgarian 1 & 2 or equivalent. For further information, please contact the module tutor Mrs S. Momova (s.b.momova@leeds.ac.uk), or the Departmental Secretary Mrs A. Guliyeva (A.Guliyeva@leeds.ac.uk).

Objectives

The objectives of this module are:

- to consolidate the work done in Beginning Bulgarian 1 & 2;
- to expand the student's knowledge of Bulgarian vocabulary, grammar and syntax, working at intermediate level;
- to enable the learner to communicate and interact effectively, using the language for positive, practical purposes.

Skills outcomes
The module provides an opportunity for undergraduates to develop the following transferable skills:
- Intellectual Skills (analytical, critical, etc.);
- Interpersonal Skills (flexibility, adaptability, working in a group);
- Communication Skills (written and oral);
- Organisational Skills (time-management, working independently /self-study, etc.);
- Foreign Language Skills.The module provides an opportunity for undergraduates to develop the following transferable skills:
- Intellectual Skills (analytical, critical, etc.);
- Interpersonal Skills (flexibility, adaptability, working in a group);
- Communication Skills (written and oral);
- Organisational Skills (time-management, working independently /self-study, etc.);
- Foreign Language Skills.


Syllabus

Syllabus -Completion of Teach Yourself Bulgarian (Unit 13 to Unit 20), supplemented by additional grammatical, cultural entries and language exercises provided by the tutor. Particular emphasis will be placed on closely guided practice of oral scenarios, authentic everyday/work-related situations, telephone conversations, etc.

Teaching methods

Small group teaching - 20 x 1 hour

Private study

80 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Monitoring academic progress includes satisfactory attendance and participation in class as well as completion of required grammatical and syntactical exercises in the form of written homework assigned and checked after each session.

Methods of assessment

2 hour unseen examination
1 hour seen examination - both available for resit.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 08/03/2007

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