RUSS230-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Intermediate Russian Language A

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


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.

This is the first of two advanced Russian language courses. It aims at improving students’ all-round
knowledge of contemporary Russian language and communication skills.

Students in this course are expected to
• Organise your workload evenly throughout the week. You are strongly recommended to
draft your own schedules in such a way, that you can find at least one hour a day to do your Russian studies;
• Submit your homework assignments and tests by the due date;
• attend and participate in Zoom sessions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to comprehend more advanced conversations and express oneself in everyday conversational situations;
  • Ability to understand simple everyday prose;
  • Ability to understand simple journalistic prose and to produce simple narratives and more difficult prose;
  • Improved understanding of grammatical concepts and an overall grasp of the workings of the Russian language;
  • Have a heightened linguistic sensitivity facilitating the acquisition of any non-English language.

    This course will also address key attributes of the UC Graduate Profile:
  • Have competence to use their knowledge of the Russian language in many situations;
  • Be enterprising in developing their language skills;
  • Understand the place of other international languages in the cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand;
  • 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
Quizzes/minor tests 25% Weekly and mid-term
Written test 1 20% Last week of Term 1
Written test 2 20% Last week of Term 2
Oral test 10% Last week of Term 2

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.

The required textbook for the course is Golosa, Book 2. The books are available for purchase at

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* 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

  • RUSS230-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023
  • RUSS230-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)