Russian Elementary - WOLA3100

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This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


The curriculum will focus on communication in the immediate environment. The content is intended to give students some familiarity, at a level comparable to lower A2 level on CEFR, 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.


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: Cultural Research and Writing (250 words in Russian) – 30%
Assignment: Language Skills (Equivalent to 500 words) – 30%

Reassessment methods
100% Coursework (Equivalent to 600 words)

Indicative reading

The University is committed to ensuring that core reading materials are in accessible electronic format in line with the Kent Inclusive Practices. The most up to date reading list for each module can be found on the university's reading list pages:

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

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 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.

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

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


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