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Russian Advanced

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This course is aimed at students who have studied Russian for three years part-time, who wish to further progress their active and passive language skills and at the same time learn more about cultural issues of Russia.

This course is aimed at students who want to further improve their communication skills in Russian.

The emphasis will be on improving students' communication skills in speaking, listening and pronunciation to enable them discuss a variety of topics in Russian.

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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.


  • food and restaurants/cafes
  • at the post office
  • health and illnesses
  • hotels and Russian houses
  • theatres and libraries
  • Russian speech cliches.


  • declension of nouns
  • adjectives and numerals
  • modal verbs
  • complex sentences with different types of clauses
  • direct and indirect speech
  • active and passive participles.

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 class tests.

You may be asked to write essays at home. 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’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


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.