Russian - Elementary

Vakbeschrijving Russian - Elementary
Collegejaar: 2016-2017
Studiegidsnummer:
Docent(en):
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 10
Niveau: 200
Periode: Semester 2, Blok III, IV
Onderwijstijd in uren
(excl. zelfstudie):
102:00 uur
  • Geen Keuzevak
  • Geen Contractonderwijs
  • Geen Exchange
  • Geen Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Tags

GC, L

Admissions requirements

This course is only available for students who passed Russian for Beginners or have a A1-level of Russian language.

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/A2+ level.

Course objectives

The required competences for a A2 level language can be described as follows: the student can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance, can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Visual reception (reading): A2+
Written production (writing): A2
Listening (Audio): A2
Oral production (speaking): A2+

Timetable

Once available, timetables will be published here.

Mode of instruction

Three two hour tutorials every week

Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or a tutorial, please inform the instructor of the course. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the final exam or essay.

Assessment

TBC

Blackboard

There will be a Blackboard site available for this course. Students will be enrolled at least one week before the start of classes.

Reading list

  • Ruslan 2 Book with CD, Ruslan Limited, ISBN 9781899785520
  • Ruslan 2 Workbook with free CD, Ruslan Limited, ISBN 978189978552
  • Russian Grammar, Ruslan Limited, paperback, 2010, ISBN 9781899785742

Recommended:

  • Oxford Russian Dictionary, Marcus Wheeler, Boris Ottokar Unbegaun, Paul Falla, Oxford University Press, 2007, ISBN 9780198614203

Any other pocket dictionary will be sufficient for Russian A1:

  • Russian Grammar, Ruslan Limited, paperback, 2010, ISBN 9781899785742
  • Russian-English, Langenscheidt, Pocket books Us, 2009. ISBN 9781439142370
  • Russian Berlitz Pocket Dictionary, Berlitz Publishing Company, 2006. ISBN 9789812469458
  • The Pocket Oxford Russian Dictionary, Jessie Coulson, Nigel Rankin, Della Thompson, Oxford University Press, 2000, ISBN 978-0198601500

Registration

This course is open to LUC students and LUC exchange students. Registration is coordinated by the Curriculum Coordinator. Interested non-LUC students should contact course.administration@luc.leidenuniv.nl.

Contact

o.k.karmanova@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Remarks

The course has an interactive and communicative way of learning a language. Course contents are grammar practice together with vocabulary building and developing the skills with class activities. The classes will be highly interactive and students will often work in pairs or groups to practice their language skills. During the course, students will give presentations about politics, history and Russian culture.

The course is based on course books, materials prepared by the instructor and the Internet. A blackboard site will be available with essential documents i.e. planning, hand-outs, additional exercises and links to various educative websites.

A substantial amount of self-study is required and the students are expected to prepare the classes. Attendance and participation in the class is required as well and will count towards the final grade.

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