RUSS201-15W (C) Whole Year 2015

Russian 2

30 points, 0.2500 EFTS
23 Feb 2015 - 15 Nov 2015


A study of Russian language at the intermediate level, with the special emphasis on grammar, conversational and writing skills.

This course aims to advance students’ language skills; its focus is on contemporary colloquial Russian. It enhances students’ abilities to converse and write in Russian, improving their skills in translating and comprehension.

Learning Outcomes

As a student in this course you will acquire skills in all four areas of the language (reading, writing, speaking and listening).  By the end of the course you should be able to read, write and translate adopted texts. Students will practice writing intensively and should be able to compose short essays. The average student will be able to speak fluent Russian. Students’ listening comprehension should reach a level where you will understand slow speech of a native speaker.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


RUSS101 or placement test.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Henrietta Mondry


Evgenia Dovbysh


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Homework Assignment 25%
Written Test 1 15%
Written test 2 15%
Written test 3 15%
Written test 4 15%
Oral test 15%


Required Texts

Lubensky, et. al; Nachalo: When in Russia, Book 2; McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., New York, 2002.

Course links

Library portal
LEARN The full Course Outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,393.00

International fee $5,825.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All RUSS201 Occurrences

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