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RU1001   Elementary Russian Language 1

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 7

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 11.00 am plus 1 oral hour to be arranged.

The module, aimed at beginners, provides the most basic elements of Russian (alphabet, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation). The module begins with the Cyrillic alphabet and the rules of spelling and pronunciation. The main grammatical areas covered are the nominal declensions (nouns, adjective, pronouns), use of cases, and the verbal conjugations, and present and past tenses. Oral tuition with a native language tutor is provided. Please note that this module is not designed for native or heritage speakers of Russian.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): In taking this module you must not have higher or A-Level russian or equivalent or be a native speaker of russian.

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take RU1005

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture, 3 language classes and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 40

Guided independent study hours: 160

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Practical Test = 15%, Coursework = 25%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 15%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%