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BA Italian B and Russian A

Year 2

Learning outcomes

The first year abroad will be spent studying at partner institutions in Russia.

During this part of the degree programme, students will have the opportunity to:
- make substantial linguistic progress, over a wide range of registers, in respect of Russian;
- face the linguistic, intellectual and psychological challenges of living in a Russian -speaking country;
- acquire a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the target culture;
- develop the intercultural/social/personal/transferable skills necessary for gaining maximum benefit from living in a different community;
- seek to enhance their future employability by familiarizing themselves, when appropriate, with the world of work within the target culture, or by reflecting on the utility of skills that they are acquiring while living abroad for their future employment.

Overall, on completion of the Year Abroad students should be able to demonstrate:
- an ability to communicate confidently and proficiently with native or other competent speakers of Russian across the sometimes unpredictable and complex range of aspects of everyday life, work and/or study in a foreign culture;
- first-hand knowledge and appreciation of the target culture;
- enhanced cultural self-awareness.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to develop and practise:
- interpersonal and transferable skills required to operate successfully in Russian-speaking society, in a variety of roles and situations;
- resourcefulness and self-reliance.


Achievement will be assessed on a Pass / Fail basis by:
- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the area of study;
- work that covers a restricted area of the subject;
- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.

Assessment methods include:
- Students must satisfy the examiners at TsMO, passing all examinations and class tests set by TsMO with a grade of 3 or above (on a scale of 1-5).
- Students must submit a written outline plan of their Residence Abroad project to the Department in January.
- Students must attend a minimum of 70% of classes run by TsMO.
- Students must receive a satisfactory report from TsMO on conduct and work.


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