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2006/07 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLAV3123 Developing Russian Language 3

20 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Dr Jonathan Sutton
Email: j.f.sutton@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2006/07

Pre-requisites

Successful completion of SLAV 2024

Module replaces

SLAV 3002 and SLAV 3034

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

Module manager Dr Sarah HudspithPrerequisites: Successful completion of SLAV 2024Objectives: 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;- show a developed knowledge and understanding of the literary language register.Syllabus: This module will develop further the learning objectives of SLAV 3121 via more complex, extended work requiring a greater element of independent study, and will encourage reading of Russian literature in the original language so as to develop knowledge and understanding of the literary language register.All classes will be linked by a topic theme, with a new topic set every four weeks. The topics will coincide with those used on Practical Russian 3There will be two 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: - 1 x 20 minute oral presentation in Russian: 20%. (May/June exam period)- 1 written take-away translation into English of a piece of literary Russian: 40%. (Week 8, Semester 2)- 1 x 3 hour essay in Russian exam: 40%. (May/June exam period)

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;
- show a developed knowledge and understanding of the literary language register.

Syllabus

This module will develop further the learning objectives of SLAV 3121 via more complex, extended work requiring a greater element of independent study, and will encourage reading of Russian literature in the original language so as to develop knowledge and understanding of the literary language register.
All classes will be linked by a topic theme, with a new topic set every four weeks. The topics will coincide with those used on Practical Russian 3
There will be two 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 essay writing in Russian, oral presentation in Russian.
- 1 hour literary translation into English.

Teaching methods

Practical classes: 44 x 1 hour.

Private study

Reading set and additional texts; using language centre; weekly written tasks; class preparation; preparing for oral work. 156 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Regular practice essays, presentations and translations.

Methods of assessment

- 1 x 20 minute oral presentation in Russian: 20%. (May/June exam period)
- 1 written take-away translation into English of a piece of literary Russian: 40%. (Week 8, Semester 2)
- 1 x 3 hour essay in Russian exam: 40%. (May/June exam period)

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 15/01/2008

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