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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
RUSS230, orplacement test.
Robin, Richard M. et al;
Golosa: a basic course in Russian: book 2
Robin, Richard M. et al;
Golosa: a basic course in Russian: Student Activities Manual for book 2
There is a Learn (Moodle) component to this course.Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides
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