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2006/07 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLAV3121 Practical Russian Language Skills 3

20 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Dr Sarah Hudspith

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2006/07

Pre-requisites

Successful completion of SLAV 2022

Module replaces

SLAV 3001 and SLAV 3033

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

Prerequisite: Successful completion of SLAV 2022Objectives: On completion of this module, students should be able to:- demonstrate sophisticated receptive and productive language skills;- show a consolidated and extended knowledge and understanding of complex structures and registers in Russian;- communicate fluently and appropriately with a high degree of grammatical accuracy in Russian.- demonstrate a broad vocabulary and cultural awareness.Syllabus: All classes will be linked by a topic theme, with a new topic set every four weeks. The use of material organised around a range of diverse topics will broaden vocabulary and cultural awareness.There will be four contact hours per week, in the form of practical language classes. At least 50% of course materials used in each type of class will be topic-related.Assessment: All assessments will take place in the May/June exam period.- 1 x 1 hour written exam: 1 unseen translation from Russian to English (25%);- 1 x 1.5 hour written exam: prose and sentence translation from English to Russian (25%);- 1 x 45 minute transcription exam (20%);- 1 x 40 minute oral exam: discussion based on text given 30 minutes in advance of exam, general discussion (30%).For more information, please contact the Departmental Secretary Mrs A. Guliyeva (A.Guliyeva@leeds.ac.uk).

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

- demonstrate sophisticated receptive and productive language skills;
- show a consolidated and extended knowledge and understanding of complex structures and registers in Russian;
- communicate fluently and appropriately with a high degree of grammatical accuracy in Russian.
- demonstrate a broad vocabulary and cultural awareness.

Syllabus

All classes will be linked by a topic theme, with a new topic set every four weeks. The use of material organised around a range of diverse topics will broaden vocabulary and cultural awareness.
There will be four contact hours per week, in the form of practical language classes. At least 50% of course materials used in each type of class will be topic-related.

- 1 hour audio-visual: topic-related audio and video material, questions and answers in Russian, oral precis in Russian, transcription.
- 1 hour Russian-English translation, working with texts in a variety of registers.
- 1 hour writing skills: English-Russian prose translation, sentences based on materials used in other classes, discussion of grammar points arising.
- 1 hour oral.

Teaching methods

Practical classes: 88 x 1 hour.

Private study

Reading set and additional texts; using language centre; weekly written tasks; preparation of audio-visual work; preparation for oral classes. 112 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Regular written language work; preparation of audio-visual work; preparation for oral classes; regular grammar tests.

Methods of assessment

All assessments will take place in the May/June exam period.
- 1 x 1 hour written exam: 1 unseen translation from Russian to English (25%);
- 1 x 1.5 hour written exam: prose and sentence translation from English to Russian (25%);
- 1 x 45 minute transcription exam (20%);
- 1 x 40 minute oral exam: discussion based on text given 30 minutes in advance of exam, general discussion (30%).

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 08/03/2007

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