RUSS230-16S1 (C) Semester One 2016

Intermediate Russian Language A

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
22 Feb 2016 - 26 Jun 2016


This is the first of two intermediate Russian language courses. It aims at extending vocabularly and grammatical structures to discuss and write about simple topics in Russian culture.

Students in this language course are expected to attend all tutorial-type sessions.

Note on attendance:  Languages are learned by doing, and the tutorial-style sessions in this course are designed to create an atmosphere in which students can try out their language skills on each other. If you do not attend regularly and do not keep up with the work, you will therefore not only be hindering your own progress, but you will also be holding back the other students with whom you are working.

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 and translate adopted texts. Students will be able to compose short essays on the topics covered within the course. Students’ listening comprehension should reach a level where you will understand the slow speech of a native speaker and you will be able to speak on a variety of topics covered within the course.

By learning a foreign language students will develop more understanding of global conditions and will become competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts. This will help the language students to develop knowledge and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

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, RUSS131 or placement test



Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Henrietta Mondry


Evgenia Dovbysh


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Homework assignments (weekly) 25%
Vocabulary and grammar quizzes (2) 20%
Written test 1 20%
Written test 2 20%
Oral test 10%
Online quizzes (weekly) 5%


Required Texts

Robin, Richard M. et al; Golosa: a basic course in Russian: book 2; Boston: Pearson.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $717.00

International fee $2,913.00

* 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.

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