Faculty of Arts


RUSSIAN 101

Beginners' Russian 2


Description

RUSSIAN 101 builds upon RUSSIAN 100. The course devotes attention to the essential grammar of Russian and to a range of language skills – reading, listening comprehension, speaking and writing. Students with prior knowledge comparable to that gained in RUSSIAN 100 may be admitted directly into RUSSIAN 101.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of Russian 101, a student"

  • possesses “survival skills”—listening comprehension and speaking skills sufficient to talk about some every day topics in Russian;
  • knows the essential grammar and vocabulary of Russian: the declensions of nouns and their modifiers; forms and meanings of the six cases; verb conjugation–the forms of most types of verbs, their government and verbal aspect; a core vocabulary of approximately 2,000 words;
  • is able to read simple authentic texts without a dictionary and more advanced texts with the aid of a dictionary.

Availability 2017

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Mark Swift

Reading/Texts

Richard Robin, Golosa ("Voices"): A Basic Course in Russian Book One, 5th ed. RUSSIAN 101 covers Units 6–10 of this same textbook-workbook package used in RUSSIAN 100. Golosa strikes a good balance between a rigorous treatment of grammar and a communicative approach. Grammar is learned in the context of authentic contemporary conversational and written texts, and the course is supported with ample audio and video resources.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

RUSSIAN 101: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

RUSSIAN 100 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restrictions

May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed


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