Russian Beginners - WOLA3090

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2023 to 2024.


The curriculum will focus on communication in the immediate environment. The content is intended to give students some familiarity, at a level comparable to A1 level on CEFR, with everyday life, 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.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 30
Total Private Study Hours: 120
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
• In-Course Test: Writing (45 minutes) – 20%
• In-Course Test: Speaking (Max. 3 minutes) – 20%
• Assignment: Reading Aloud (Max. 2 minutes) – 20%
• Assignment: Language Skills (Equivalent to 500 words) – 40%

Reassessment methods
100% Coursework (Equivalent to 600 words)

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Read and 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.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Communicate simple ideas independently;
2 Demonstrate basic intercultural awareness and understanding.


Students who complete this module successfully can progress onto LA310 (WOLA3100) Russian Elementary.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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