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RU2203 Advanced Intermediate Russian Language 1

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 8
Planned timetable:3.00 pm plus 1 oral hour to be arranged.

This module (followed by RU2204 in Semester 2) is the language track at second level for students who took the advanced' modules (RU1005 and RU1006) at first level. The most important elements of Russian grammar revised in the first year are reinforced in this course, with further points of grammar and syntax. Students will translate passages from English to Russian and develop comprehension skills in response to contemporary audio-visual and online material. Material for translation from Russian to English engages with key historical and cultural events. Spoken Russian is improved through small-group oral tuition classes with a native language instructor.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


40 credits from RU2201 - RU2204 are Compulsory for all degrees involving Russian.

UG Pre-requisite(s):RU1005
UG Co-requisite(s):RU2204
UG Anti-requisite(s):RU2201, RU2003, RU2005
UG Modules required for:RU2204

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

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

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 50%
  • Practical examinations: 10%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Practical Test = 10%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:TBC
Module teaching staff: