Russian Beginners - LA309

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
(version 3)
Autumn 4 15 (7.5) MRS R Su checkmark-circle


The curriculum will focus on communication in the immediate environment. The content is intended to give students some familiarity with everyday life and activities.

Topics for listening, reading, speaking and writing will include: greetings and introductions; numbers; shopping and ordering in restaurants. Students will also be exposed at introductory level to Russian life and culture.


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

• Contact hours: 27 hours
• Private Study hours: 123 hours


Core textbook: £48 approximately
*The textbook will be used for 2 modules: LA309 in autumn term and LA310 in spring term.

Method of assessment

• In Course Test, Listening, 30 minutes (20%)
• In Course Test, Reading, 45 minutes (20%)
• In Course Test, Writing, 45 minutes (20%)
• In Course Test: Reading Aloud, up to 2 minutes (10%)
• In Course Test, Speaking, up to 3 minutes (20%)
• Assignment: Culture research and writing: 400 words in English (10%),

Indicative reading

Preliminary reading:
1) Langran, J. (2010). Ruslan Russian Grammar. Birmingham: Ruslan Limited.

2) Langran, J. and Veshnyeva, N. (2012). Ruslan Russian 1. Birmingham: Ruslan Limited.


See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes:
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1) read and hand write basic Russian words;
2) demonstrate a familiarity with basic Russian vocabulary equivalent a Beginners level;
3) demonstrate a basic understanding of the main points of standard materials in the target
language related to basic and familiar topics in everyday life ;
4) express and exchange basic information in the target language in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics;
5) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the life and cultures of the target language countries within the context of the area of study.


This is a 15-credit module. Students who completed this module successfully can progress onto LA310 in the spring term.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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