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Russian Language
EUST1011 Russian I.1
This course is intended for complete beginners in Russian and does not require any previous knowledge of the language. The course offers a broad introduction to the Russian language and culture of contemporary Russia. While participants will learn how to express themselves in Russian and understand the fundamentals of the language, they will also gain a deeper appreciation of the Russian society, its cultural heritage and its way of life. Separate practice groups to consolidate the work done in lectures will also be arranged separately on a regular basis.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
Apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout this course to communicate in Russian on selected topics.
Communicate both orally and in writing at an elementary level in Russian.
Demonstrate an appreciation of the Russian language, culture and society.
Demonstrate the ability to use their own experience and knowledge to approach the Russian language, culture and society.
Use the Russian language at a level of beginner proficiency consistent with level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
 
EUST1012 Russian I.2
This course is a continuation of EUST1011. The intention is to develop students’ understanding and use of Russian in the areas of speaking and listening, reading and writing. Class lectures are based on interactive methods and approaches whereby participants are encouraged to be creative, problem-solving users of the language at intermediate level. Literary and non-literary Russian texts selected from various sources will be used, with the aim of stimulating critical reading and discussion. Class activities will also be supported by audio-visual and web-based materials which will help students to familiarize themselves further with the actual usage of the language. Tutorial groups will be arranged separately to practice spoken Russian.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
Apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout this course to communicate in Russian on selected topics.
Demonstrate an appreciation of the Russian language, culture and society.
Communicate both orally and in writing at an elementary level in Russian.
Demonstrate the ability to use their own experience and knowledge to approach the Russian language, culture and society.
Use the Russian language at a level of beginner proficiency consistent with level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

 

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