LA309 Learning Russian 1A or equivalent
You do not need to take a placement test if you wish to register for the beginners' module (A1) and you have never studied Russian before.
If you have studied Russian before, but you have not taken one of our lower level modules, you need to take a placement test. The test is used as a guide to assess your knowledge of Russian language. Please submit the mark sheet and the questionnaire to the convenor of the relevant module (their details are on the downloadable documents). The convenor will contact you for further information if necessary.
OverviewThis module is designed for students who have successfully completed the module LA309 or for students who have the equivalent Russian language knowledge to further develop their language skills.
The curriculum will focus on communication in the immediate environment. The content is intended to give students some familiarity, at lower A2 level on CEFR, on everyday life, activities, tourism, history, geography and culture in Russia.
Topics will include: talking about oneself and getting to know each other in detail; discussions of friends and family; time and days of activities, hobbies, interests, studies and jobs, etc.; discussions of travel, tourism and sightseeing; at the airport; visiting particular cities and places of historical and/or cultural interest; using public transport; using hotels; writing formal and informal letters, etc. Russian culture, geography and the arts including major cities, famous places, literature, museums, music, theatre, ballet, circus, etc.
Students will have chances to discuss topics, at elementary level about Russian history, famous people, etc. through the seminars.
This module appears in:
Three hours of seminars per week, for ten weeks.
Core textbook: £48 approximately
*Students have taken LA309 and bought the textbooks for it don't need to buy any additional textbooks..
Method of assessment
In-course tests 90%:
Reading aloud 10%
Course assignment 10%:
Cultural research and writing 10%
1) Langran, J. (2010). Ruslan Russian Grammar. Birmingham: Ruslan Limited.
2) Langran, J. and Veshnyeva, N. (2012). Ruslan Russian 1. Birmingham: Ruslan Limited.
Upon successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Use Russian, in 4 skills (Listening, Reading Speaking and Writing), with a proficiency equivalent to lower A2 level (Basic User) on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
1) read and hand write basic Russian words;
2) demonstrate, in 4 skills, a familiarity with basic Russian vocabulary equivalent to lower A2 level on the CEFR;
3) demonstrate, in listening and reading, an understanding of the points of standard materials related to basic topics;
4) express and exchange information, in speaking and writing, in areas of immediate need or on familiar topics;
5) demonstrate, in 4 skills, an understanding of the life and multiple cultures of the target language countries.