Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 20 Credits.
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This course will enable students to use a broader range of oral, aural and written language skills, sufficient for communication with native speakers on selected topics concerned with everyday matters and express their view in writing in a more elaborate style. Although the main the emphasis is on speaking, you will get ample opportunity to practice grammatical structures and sentence pattern, which are essential for initiating and maintaining conversation in Russian. Grammar covered will include: perfect/imperfect verbs,uses of the Negative, declension and personal pronouns, cardinal/ordinal numbers. Topics will include:
hobbies and interests, vacation/travelling, shopping, means of communication, the workplace
Who is this course for?
This course is for students who have some knowledge of Russian (2 year part-time study or equivalent), who wish to further improve their communication skills in oral, aural and written form.
Learning and Teaching
The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
You will not have formal examinations but you may have reading and listening class tests. You may be asked to write short texts as homework. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.