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SLAV2101 Core Russian Language 2

20 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: James Wilson
Email: j.a.wilson@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

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

This module is mutually exclusive with

SLAV2102Core Russian Language 2

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module 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 three weekly practical language classes. These comprise a grammar workshop and two seminars in which students will develop their oral proficiency and writing skills. Students will practise discussion and presentation skills to encourage active verbal communication as well as guided essay writing for successful written communication.

Objectives

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

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
• understand authentic speech, audio recordings and written texts at the 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;
• 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 three weekly practical language classes. These comprise a grammar workshop and two seminars in which students will develop their oral proficiency and writing skills.

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

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class601.0060.00
Private study hours140.00
Total Contact hours60.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Preparation per contact hour: 60 x 1 hours= 60 hours
- Homework: 40 hours
- Preparation for assessment: 40 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- There will be short weekly homework tasks and regular practice written assignments (not formally assessed) for the purposes of formative feedback.
- Class participation will also be used to monitor progress.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayWritten Work30.00
PresentationPresentation15.00
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
Online Time-Limited assessment48 hr 00 mins30.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 20 mins25.00
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: 01/07/2021 14:39:32

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