Russian Elementary - LA310

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
(version 3)
Spring 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 on everyday life, activities and relevant culture in Russia.

Topics for listening, speaking, reading and writing will include: time and days of activities, hobbies, interests,; skills useful for people visiting Russia including sightseeing, at the airport, visiting particular cities and places of historical and/or cultural interest, using public transport.

The cultural aspects of the above topic areas will be taught in seminars, by means of course books, audio materials and online resources and through sharing experiences of a tutor and students.

Students will have access to these materials and additional resources on Moodle. A range of resources is also available at the library.


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

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


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 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 3 minutes (10%)
• In Course Test, Speaking, up to 3 minutes (20%)
• Assignment: Culture research and writing: up to 200 words in Russian (10%),

Indicative 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

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 to an elementary level;
3) demonstrate a basic understanding of sentences and frequently used expressions in the target language related to areas of most immediate environment;
4) express and exchange information in the target language in areas of immediate need or on familiar topics;
5) demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the life and culture of the target language country within the context of the area of study.


  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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