RUSSIAN STAGE 2 - 2020/1

Module code: RUSL012

Module Overview

This is a module of the Global Graduate Award in Languages programme. It is taught over 19 weeks in the autumn and spring semesters, two contact hours per week, and covers the four core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language. It also offers an introduction to the cultures and societies in which the target language is spoken and aims to raise a sense of cultural awareness. Students prepare for everyday communication in the target language and for work or study periods abroad.

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

SALLER Christa (Lit & Langs)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: Global Graduate Award

JACs code:

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Successful completion of RUSL011 Russian Stage 1, or equivalent

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Topic areas

Extended study of the topics from Russian Stage 1:

At the airport / around town / at the restaurant/ at the Hotel

Talking about oneself/the Family

Writing emails/short messages

National holidays, customs and traditions

Telling the time

Theatre

Accommodation

Grammar

more spelling rules, writing in cursive

question words in all cases, singular and plural

the noun (all genders and cases, more nouns on soft sign and nouns on «мя», some irregular plurals)

the pronoun (all genders and cases of personal pronouns, possessive pronouns in singular and plural)

the verb (the present and the past tense with some more irregulars, more on the perfective and imperfective aspect, the verbs of motion, the reflexive verbs and the imperative)

the adjective (singular and plural in genitive and accusative, short adjectives in plural, adjective vs adverb

the numerals (numbers with nouns, numbers above 100)

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework IN-CLASS ASSESSMENT 1 20
Coursework IN-CLASS ASSESSMENT 2 20
Coursework IN-CLASS ASSESSMENT 3 30
Coursework IN-CLASS ASSESSMENT 4 30

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their

· linguistic progress over the duration of the course;

· ability to understand and produce post beginners Russian;

· more advanced awareness of Russian culture and the Russian-speaking world;

· level of Russian they have achieved at the end of the course.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of: Four in-class assessments, covering the four skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Assessments 1 and 2 to be held at the end of Semester 1; Assessment 3 before the Spring break and Assessment 4 at the end of Semester 2.

Formative assessment and feedback Students will receive in-class verbal feedback on homework tasks and in-class performance.

Module aims

  • Encourage students to develop more advanced communicative competence in the four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
  • Instil a more advanced proficiency in handling grammatical structures
  • Provide students with more advanced Russian vocabulary used in everyday communication
  • Give more insight into the Russian-speaking world and the socio-cultural issues relevant to the countries involved

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Ref
001 Take a different perspective and view the world from different cultural viewpoints CKPT
002 Analyse and understand linguistic and cultural barriers CKPT
003 Reflect on the influence of cultural values on behaviour CKPT
004 Become conscious of stereotypes and prejudices CKPT
005 Communicate with others in culturally appropriate ways CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 112

Lecture Hours: 38

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Enable students to acquire explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and vocabulary through attending classes regularly;

Encourage student participation and learner autonomy, through small group work, reading and practicing/preparing outside contact hours, and participating in class activities;

Develop ability to use linguists tools, such as dictionaries and IT resources;

Enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and interpret texts and other cultural products, through attending classes and engaging in individual study;

Develop communication skills through interactions in class.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Two contact hours per week over 19 weeks in Semesters 1 & 2

Teaching will be in the target language as far as possible.

Classes will include group work, such as role play, and short presentations in the language.

Consolidation of learning will be by the practice of language skills inside and outside the classroom, using a variety of means, including computer-assisted language learning.

Students are expected to complete regular homework tasks in order to practice new structures and to prepare for in-class activities.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for RUSSIAN STAGE 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/rusl012

Other information

None.

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.