Contemporary Russian Written and Oral I (MLR2001)

StaffDr Emily Lygo - Lecturer
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15.00
NQF Level5
Pre-requisitesMLR1001/1030
Co-requisitesNone
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module aims

This module will enable you to:

  • Build on the language skills you developed at level one
  • Prepare you for study abroad in Russia in your third year
  • Provide a solid foundation for advanced study of the Russian language at level three
  • Cover all aspects of language learning: writing, speaking, translating written texts, and understanding spoken Russian

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of Russian grammar, including features found mainly in the written language, such as participles and gerunds
  • 2. Understand, translate, and summarise a variety of authentic Russian texts, and to carry out exercises in aural and reading comprehension
  • 3. Develop skills in spoken Russian, both in conversation and in presentations and discussions on topics related to contemporary Russian life
  • 4. Progress from producing pieces of guided writing in Russian, to writing more independently

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 5. Students will acquire a sound understanding of a range of linguistic terms, and will use this terminology, to a limited extent, to identify and define their mistakes in the target language
  • 6. They will access, under instruction from the tutor and independently, a range of sources in the Russian-language media

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 7. Communicate information and arguments of some complexity in a foreign language
  • 8. Express and defend opinions on a range of current and abstract issues

Syllabus plan

Whilst the content may vary from year to year, it is envisioned that it will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Grammar
  • Oral practice
  • Translation from Russian/ guided writing in Russian
  • Aural/reading comprehension

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
882120

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching22Grammar class
Scheduled Learning and Teaching22Translation from Russian to English/writing in Russian
Scheduled Learning and Teaching22Reading and listening comprehension in Russian
Scheduled Learning and Teaching22Oral practice
Guided Independent Study212Private study

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
6 formative tasks covering some or all of the following areas: grammar, writing, listening, reading, speaking, translation. Variable1-2, 4-5, 7-8Written and oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
502525

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Portfolio 50As described on the ELE page1-2, 6, 7-8Written feedback
Oral examination2515 minutes3, 6, 7-8Written feedback
Written Exam 251 hour1-2, 4-5, 7-8Written feedback

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Portfolio Portfolio 1-2, 6, 7-8Referral/Deferral period
Oral examinationOral examination3, 6, 7-8Referral/Deferral period
Written Exam Written Exam 1-2, 4-5, 7-8Referral/Deferral period

Re-assessment notes

Deferral – if you miss an assessment for certificated reasons judged acceptable by the Mitigation Committee, you will normally be either deferred in the assessment or an extension may be granted. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.

Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to submit a further assessment as necessary. If you are successful on referral, your overall module mark will be capped at 40%.

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

  • Terence Wade, A Comprehensive Russian Grammar (Blackwell, 2000)
  • Terence Wade. A Russian Grammar Workbook (Blackwell, 2002)
  • Terence Wade, Using Russian Vocabulary (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
  • Paul Falla et al., The Oxford Russian-English/English-Russian Dictionary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993)

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

01/01/1998

Last revision date

03/08/2020

Key words search

Russian, written, oral,