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2006/07 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLAV3009 Continuing Bulgarian 2

10 creditsClass Size: 10

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

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2006/07

Pre-requisites

Successful completion of Continuing Bulgarian 1, SLAV 3007, or equivalent

Module replaces

Bulgarian Language and Culture 2, SLAV 3004

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

Continuing Bulgarian 2 leads on beyond the stage where most learners give up. The module is designed for those who can face the challenge of adopting a different point of view on the world through Bulgarian language and culture.Teaching will be based on a collection of authentic texts in up-to-date Bulgarian. Classes will focus on the mastering of the toughest problems of Bulgarian grammar (aspect and tense) as well as on comprehension, translation and stylistic appreciation of the original texts.The module is suitable for students who have successfully completed SLAV 3007 Continuing Bulgarian 1. Teaching will be in small-group classes typically twice a week throughout Semester 2. For further information please contact the tutor Mrs S. Momova (s.b.momova@leeds.ac.uk)

Objectives

The objectives of this module are:

- to consolidate and build on Bulgarian language skills previously acquired;
- to extend the range of vocabulary and varieties of text and situation handled;
- to introduce samples of Bulgarian culture and contemporary life, thus exposing students to authentic language material.

Module outcome: A good knowledge of the structure of contemporary Bulgarian and a familiarity with aspects of the country. The ability to converse in Bulgarian on a range of topics and to handle texts in various registers.

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

There will be two one-hour classes per week, which will be covering certain 'challenging' areas of Bulgarian grammar and syntax as well as comprehension, translation and stylistic appreciation of original texts. The syllabus consists of a limited number of pages of Bulgarian prescribed from a selection of literary texts, authentic articles from the Bulgarian press, etc.

Teaching methods

20 x 1 hour small teaching Groups

Private study

80 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Monitoring academic progress includes satisfactory attendance and participation in class as well as completion of a weekly task (oral/written translation, composition, grammatical and syntactical exercises) in the weeks not containing an assessment.

Methods of assessment

2 hr unseen examination
1 hr seen Exmaination

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/03/2007

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