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Russian 1 Pre-Intermediate

Vak
2022-2023

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme.
For this course a minimum number of 8 participants is required. If the minimum number of participants is not met, the course will be cancelled.
You need to contact your coordinator of studies in order to check your language level and to do the entry test.

Description

This course is a Russian language course for students with knowledge of the language on A1 level of CEFR. The course will provide students with further knowledge of Russian grammar and vocabulary usage (idiomatic approach) and aims to further develop language skills in grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing. An important aspect of the course will be using Russian in a cultural setting. The course provides the knowledge to communicate and understand Russian at A2 level.

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve a good level A2 of the Common European Frame (CEF).

This course is the second course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the International Studies program. The final objective of this course series is to obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in Russian, aimed at communication with people in the region in everyday social situations and enabling students to follow current affairs in the region via various media.

Skill CEFR Level
Reading A2
Writing A2
Listening A2
Speaking A2

Timetable

The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

Tutorials

Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lowering of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first five (5) times.

Assessment method

Assessment & weighing

Partial grade Weighing Period
Poster presentation (writing and speaking) 10% block 3
Midterm exam: reading & vocabulary & writing & listening in-class exam 25% block 3
Oral exam 10% block 4
Final exam: reading & vocabulary & writing & listening in-class exam 35% block 4
Participation (online grammar tests, quizzes, homework, etc.) 20% block 3 and 4

End Grade

  • To successfully complete the course, please take note that the End Grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance, and written exams.

  • The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.

Resit

If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (exams, quizzes, Midterm Exam and Final Exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation and homework) is possible.

The BA International Studies program does not allow students to resit passed (constituent) examination(s) within the language courses. Language acquisition is, primarily, accomplished through in-class acquisition activities and practical assignments which contribute to the (final) examination. The diverse structure of the language courses and characteristics of language acquisition therefore withhold the possibility to resit a passed examination.

Exam review and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

  • Ruslan Russian 2 Course Book ISBN 9781912397150

  • Ruslan 2 Workbook. ISBN 9781912397082

  • Ruslan 2 Reader. ISBN 9781912397136

Registration

  • Enrolment for the workgroup through My Studymap is mandatory.

  • No enrolment needed for the language exams.

Contact

Remarks

Passing this course is an additional requirement for a positive Study Recommendation at the end of the year.

This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.