RUSS230-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Intermediate Russian Language A

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


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

1. An ability to comprehend more advanced conversations and express oneself in everyday conversational situations;
2. An ability to understand simple everyday prose;
3. An ability to understand simple journalistic prose and to produce simple narratives and more difficult prose;
4. An improved understanding of grammatical concepts and an overall grasp of the workings of the Russian language;
5. A heightened linguistic sensitivity facilitating the acquisition of any non-English language.

This course will also address key attributes of the UC Graduate Profile:

6. Have competence to use their knowledge of the Russian language in many situations;
7. Be enterprising in developing their language skills;
8. Understand the place of other international languages in the cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand;
9. Acknowledge the community role of Russian in a land of many tourists, students and immigrants;

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.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

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.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


RUSS131, or
placement test.



Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Henrietta Mondry


Evgenia Dovbysh


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Homework assignments 25% Weekly
Vocabulary and grammar quizzes (2) 25% Weekly and mid-term
Written test 1 20% Held week 7
Written test 2 20% Held week 12
Oral test 10% Held week 12

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

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

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

In addition to the lab hour, you can practice vocabulary and grammar in the lab in your spare time.

There is a Learn (Moodle) component to this course.

Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides: Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides:

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All RUSS230 Occurrences

  • RUSS230-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020
  • RUSS230-20S1 (D) Semester One 2020 (Distance)