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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.
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.
At the end of this course students will have developed good competence in the Russian language:The ability to understand a wide range of sentence structures;A firm understanding of advanced level prose;An understanding of sociolinguistic registers;Familiarity with journalistic prose, formal, and informal use of language;Developed critical thinking via close-readings, argumentative presentations, and classroom discussionsThe ability to compose prose using a variety of sentence structures, idiomatic expressions and link words;A heightened linguistic sensitivity facilitating the acquisition of other non-English languagesIn addition, they will have acquired:An enhanced intercultural understanding of Russian language and civilisation both within Europe and globally (through history and in relation to current events);A more general sensitivity to cultural diversity in a global context.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;
RUSS231, orplacement test.
The required textbook for the course is Golosa, Book 2. The books are available for purchase at UBS. You need to buy 2 separately sold items: the textbook (packaged with student tape) and the workbook (softcover).
Domestic fee $1,641.00
International fee $7,500.00
* 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