Russian Language and Society 3 (advanced)
This information is for the 2018/19 session.
Dr Olga Sobolev PEL 6.01A
Available as an outside option to all undergraduate and General Course students. Students can take this course in any year of their studies following approval from the teacher responsible and subject to their own programme regulations.
Completion of the Russian Language and Society 2 (Intermediate) course (LN102); or a good pass at A Level or its equivalent is required. An interview with the course co-ordinator prior to registration is compulsory.
Advanced study of the Russian language within the framework of social sciences and culture. In a dynamic and communicative way the course develops all four language skills (i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing) through individual and group work, topical discussions, authentic and web-based multi-media materials. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication that advance students’ language competence, transferable skills and cultural awareness.
40 hours of classes in the MT. 40 hours of classes in the LT. 4 hours of classes in the ST.
Four hours per week, which will feature: (a) interactive topical work; (b) oral practice; (c) grammar and vocabulary work; (d) tutorials; and (e) guided study using IT and web-based materials. Structured activities during the reading week
Students will be required to complete weekly language exercises.
Olga Sobolev, Natasha Bershadski et al, Colloquial Russian 2, Routledge, 2018; Additional: Terence Wade, A Comprehensive Russian Grammar, Blackwell, 2000; Nicholas Rzhevsky, Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture, Cambridge University Press, 2012; Robert Service, A History of Modern Russia, Penguin, 2009; Orlando Figes, Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia, Penguin, 2003; Russian newspapers on the web.
Exam (40%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Oral examination (20%) in the ST.
Continuous assessment (40%) in the MT and LT.
Language courses map to the Common European Framework for Language Learning. This framework defines linguistic proficiency in the four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) at different levels. To pass this course, students are therefore required to achieve a pass mark in each element of the assessment (continuous assessment, oral and written exams), as these test all four skills.
Student performance results
(2015/16 - 2017/18 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Department: Language Studies
Total students 2017/18: 6
Average class size 2017/18: 6
Capped 2017/18: Yes (16)
Value: One Unit
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Specialist skills
Course survey results
(2015/16 - 2017/18 combined)1 = "best" score, 5 = "worst" score
The scores below are average responses.
Response rate: 34%
Reading list (Q2.1)
Course satisfied (Q2.4)