RUSS131-22S2 (D) Semester Two 2022 (Distance)

Elementary Russian Language B

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


A Russian language course that follows on from RUSS130, based on the coummunicative approach.

This is a part two of the elementary Russian language course. It is a continuation of RUSS130 course.

Delivery of distance course
The 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.

Students in this language course can expect an individual workload of around eight hours per week on average, which includes reading the online course material, working on assignments, and preparing 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 your learning, where you can receive immediate feedback.

Learning Outcomes

1. As a student in this course 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 to understand interactions in everyday settings; in addition he or she will be able to name common objects of daily life, to express a range of basic wishes, and to use the present and past tenses to narrate simple events.  Reading and listening comprehension are components of the course, and by the end of it students should be able to read brief texts and to understand the fundamentals of Russian textual structures in written and spoken speech.  Students will also practice writing and should be able to narrate events and communicate basic things about themselves.
2. develop more understanding of global conditions and will become competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts. This will help the language students to develop knowledge and 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 a deeper understanding and appreciation for cultures other than their own, including the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand be able to comprehend the influence of global conditions 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 a successful career;
5. develop linguistic skills to engage and interact with members of the Russian-speaking community in New Zealand.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

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.

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.




Course Coordinator

Evgeny Pavlov


Evgenia Dovbysh


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Vocabulary and grammar quizzes (2) 10%
Zoom session activities 10% weekly
Online activities and quizzes 10% weekly
Written homework assignments 20% weekly
Written tests (2) 40%
Oral test 1 10%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Robin, Richard M. , Evans-Romaine, Karen., Shatalina, Galina; Golosa : a basic course in Russian : book 1 ; 5th ed; Pearson, 2012.

Additional material is available on Learn

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $799.00

International fee $3,600.00

* 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 RUSS131 Occurrences

  • RUSS131-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022
  • RUSS131-22S2 (D) Semester Two 2022 (Distance)