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RU1001 Elementary Russian Language 1

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 7
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.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Russian

UG Anti-requisite(s):RU1005
UG Modules required for:RU1002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 lecture, 3 language classes and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 40
  • Guided independent study: 160

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 15%
  • Coursework: 25%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Practical Test = 15%, Coursework = 25%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:TBC
Module teaching staff: