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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLAV2102 Core Russian Language 2

15 creditsClass Size: 10

Module manager: Natalya Bogoslavskaya
Email: N.M.Bogoslavskaya@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of SLAV9001 / SLAV9004 Residence Abroad in Russia, or equivalent.

This module is mutually exclusive with

SLAV2101Core Russian Language 2

Module replaces

SLAV 2021 and SLAV 2522

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is for JH students who spend a summer term abroad. It is the core language component of Level 2 of degree programmes in Russian and is for students who have successfully completed residence abroad in Russia. It is taught through four weekly practical language classes.These comprise a grammar workshop for the whole year group plus three hours in smaller groups developing oral proficiency and concentrating on written skills. Students will practise discussion and presentation skills to encourage active verbal communication, as well as précis and guided essay writing for successful written communication. Comprehension audio and reading exercises will be used as stimuli for developing productive skills.

Objectives

This module is for JH students who spend a summer term abroad.

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- achieve effective communication in Russian with native or other competent speakers;
- demonstrate that they have consolidated and extended knowledge and understanding of essential linguistic structures of Russian;
- demonstrate intermediate receptive and productive language skills in a variety of contexts;
- identify a variety of registers of Russian and show awareness of these in reading, listening, writing and speaking.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate competence in understanding grammatical rules and structures at intermediate level;
- show awareness, at intermediate level, of different registers in written and spoken Russian;
- demonstrate progression in their knowledge of Russian culture and society acquired through language learning.

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module, students should, with regards to receptive skills, be able to:
- understand authentic speech, audio recordings and written texts at intermediate level;
- identify and assimilate appropriate vocabulary from teaching materials and other sources;
- recognise and identify most standard grammatical and syntactical patterns in the language materials used, with regard to productive skills, they should be able to:
- research, prepare and deliver a short oral presentation in Russian;
- formulate articulate arguments for classroom discussions and take an active part in them;
- differentiate between a range of registers in spoken and written language and use them appropriately.


Syllabus

The module will be taught through four weekly practical language classes. These comprise a grammar workshop for the whole year group plus three hours in smaller groups developing oral proficiency and concentrating on written skills.

Students will practise discussion and presentation skills to encourage active verbal communication, as well as précis and guided essay writing for successful written communication.

Comprehension audio and reading exercises will be used as stimuli for developing productive skills.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class601.0060.00
Private study hours90.00
Total Contact hours60.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

- Class preparation and homework: 80.5 hours
- Exam preparation and revision: 9 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- There will be short weekly homework tasks, regular practice essays and translations (not formally assessed) for the purposes of formative feedback.
- Feedback will also be given on the Year Abroad Project and Presentation assessments.
- Class participation will also be used to monitor progress.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentTranslation (300 words, English to Russian)30.00
PresentationYear Abroad Presentation (see SLAV9001)5.00
ProjectYear Abroad Project (See SLAV 9001)10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)45.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 20 mins25.00
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)55.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 13/11/2018 09:25:37

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