RUSS231-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Intermediate Russian Language B

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


This is the second of two intermediate Russian language courses. It extends the reading, writing and discussion skills acquired in RUSS230 and places greater emphasis on conversation skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • As a student in this course, you will gain:
    1. An ability to comprehend more advanced conversations and express oneself in everyday conversational situations;
    2. An ability to understand simple everyday prose;
    3. An ability to understand simple journalistic prose and to produce simple narratives and more difficult prose;
    4. An improved understanding of grammatical concepts and an overall grasp of the workings of the Russian language;
    5. A heightened linguistic sensitivity facilitating the acquisition of any non-English

    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:

      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.


RUSS230, or
placement test.



Course Coordinator

Henrietta Mondry


Evgenia Dovbysh


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Homework assignments 25% weekly
Quizzes and minor tests 25%
Written test 1 20% Last week of term 3
Written test 2 20% last week of term 4
Oral test 10% last week of term 4

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.

There is a Learn (Moodle) component to this course.

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

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 RUSS231 Occurrences

  • RUSS231-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023
  • RUSS231-23S2 (D) Semester Two 2023 (Distance)