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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

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 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of SLAV9001 / SLAV9004 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 of 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. Comprehension audio and reading exercises will be used as stimuli for developing productive skills.

Objectives

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
1. understand general conversation on everyday topics and handle conversational subjects adequately;
2. read authentic texts (which may be abridged) on a variety of non-specialist subjects;
3. produce simple, structured pieces of creative writing, demonstrating grammatical accuracy and a broad vocabulary on selected topics;
4. have a thorough knowledge of the essentials of Russian grammar and demonstrate the ability to adhere to the rules of Russian grammar both in speaking and writing.

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 three weekly practical language classes. These comprise of 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. Comprehension audio and reading exercises will be used as stimuli for developing productive skills.

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, 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

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
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 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: 02/10/2020 13:44:54

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