Russian 2 Pre-Intermediate

Course description Russian 2 Pre-Intermediate
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 5182KL11A
Teacher(s):
  • O.K. Karmanova
  • E.A. van Loo MA
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 10
Level: 200
Period: Semester 1, Block I, II
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passed Russian 1 Beginners.

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.

  • (Audio)visual reception (reading): A2+
  • Written production (writing): A1+
  • Listening: A2
  • Oral productions (speaking): A1+

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

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 lower of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first three (3) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 280 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes: (6 hours per week over 12 weeks) 72 hours
  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 202 hours
  • Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours

Assessment method

  • Listening Exam
    Block 1
  • Poster Eresentation
    Writing & speaking - block 1
  • Midterm Exam
    Writing & vocabulary & reading comprehension; in-class exam - block 1
  • Oral Exam
    Block 2
  • Listening Exam
    Block 2
  • Final Exam
    Writing & vocabulary & reading comprehension; in-class exam - block 2
  • Participation
    Online grammar tests, quiz, portfolio, homework etc. - blocks 1 and 2

Weighing

Partial Grade Weighing
Listening Exam 10%
Poster Presentation 10%
Midterm Exam 15%
Oral Exam 15%
Final Exam 20%
Participation 20%

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 exams.

Resit

If the end grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (reading, writing, speaking and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.

Retaking a passing grade

Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2017 – 2018.

Exam review

How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for tutorial groups. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard for this course, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

Cumpulsory Books:

  • Ruslan 2 Book with CD, Ruslan Limited, ISBN 9781899785520
  • Ruslan 2 Workbook with free CD, Ruslan Limited, ISBN 978189978552

Recommended book:

  • Russian Grammar, Ruslan Limited, paperback, 2010, ISBN 978189978574

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis can be found here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

O.K. Karmanova
E.A. van Loo MA

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number and tutorial group number.

Remarks

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

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