This course is part of the Certificate of Higher Education: Modern Languages and this is a University qualification. The course is run for part-time, non-residential students, and comprises 10 credits. This module introduces students to contemporary Russian, developing all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, A wide range of activities are undertaken, such as practical language exercises, work into and out of Russian and vocabulary-building activities. This will be delivered by commercially produced and in-house language materials from a variety of sources.
The module will equip students with a very basic knowledge of the countries where Russian is spoken and encourage their curiosity about the language, the country or countries, the people, their environment, society, traditions and culture. It will enable the student to reach a level of very basic competence in the four main areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Students who successfully complete the module should feel that they have a good introductory command of Russian, and should be able to proceed to Beginners 2 or equivalent.