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Russian language course for absolute beginners, i.e. students with no knowledge of Russian, based on the communicative approach.
PLEASE NOTE:RUSS130 (D) is offered as Distance Learning course. For the campus based option please see RUSS130 (C).This is an elementary Russian language course. It is a course for absolute beginners in Russian. There are no prerequisites for RUSS130, apart from a sound knowledge of English.Delivery of distance courseThe Russian distance course has a dedicated course site on Learn, UC’s online learning management system, with comprehensive resources, usually structured on a week-by-week basis. Online support will be available for students via online forums and a weekly communication session with a tutor via Zoom.ExpectationsStudents in this language course can expect an individual workload of around eight hours per weekon average, which includes reading the online course material, working on assignments, andpreparing and sitting quizzes and tests. Assignments to be submitted by students electronically by the due date.Students are expected to attend weekly online sessions. This is an important component of yourlearning, where you can receive immediate feedback.
1. students will acquire skills in all four areas of the language (reading,writing, speaking and listening). By the end of the course the average student will be able tounderstand interactions in everyday settings; in addition he or she will be able to name commonobjects of daily life, to express a range of basic wishes, and to use the present and past tenses tonarrate simple events. Reading and listening comprehension are components of the course, andby the end of it students should be able to read brief texts and to understand the fundamentals ofRussian textual structures in written and spoken speech. Students will also practice writing andshould be able to narrate events and communicate basic things about themselves.2. develop more understanding of global conditions and will become competent in engaging withglobal and multi-cultural contexts. This will help the language students to develop knowledgeand attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.3. have examined cultural beliefs and values in Russia, which in turn students will develop adeeper understanding and appreciation for cultures other than their own, including the nature ofbiculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand be able to comprehend the influence of globalconditions on Russia and be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts;4. develop specific linguistic skills in Russian that will enhance students’ opportunities for asuccessful career;5. develop linguistic skills to engage
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.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Robin, Richard M. , Evans-Romaine, Karen., Shatalina, Galina;
Golosa : a basic course in Russian;
Allexercises from the Student Activity Manual (SAM) will be emailed to you at the start of each Unit.The audio component of SAM will be available on Learn in its entirety.Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides:http://canterbury.libguides.com/
Library portalLearn site
Domestic fee $777.00
International fee $3,375.00
* 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.