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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Russian Language and Culture 2 (A1.2)
Module Code RU3002
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Olga Plotnikova
Semester 2: Olga Plotnikova
Autumn: Olga Plotnikova
Module TeachersOlga Plotnikova
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module is designed for learners of Russian who have some very basic knowledge of the language and Russian culture . After this module students will be able to communicate effectively in Russian about everyday life (such as job, study, family and friends, daily routine, direction inquiries etc). This module enables students to further develop their language competence and cultural awareness in matters of personal relevance and everyday situations.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand a variety of texts that follows a predictable pattern such as advertisements, menus, prospectus, reference list and timetables
2. Demonstrate effective oral skills in a range of social situations such as talking about your daily routine, food, shopping and expressing opinions.
3. Produce simple texts in writing on matters of personal relevance using simple words and basic expressions. Also, engage in basic social communication online (e.g. writing a simple message on a virtual card for a special occasion).
4. Develop your understanding and control of the basic language system by completing a number of tasks. Understand the concept of verbs of motions and the system of verbs. Errors still occur, but students are more aware of them.
5. Show awareness of social and cultural similarities and differences between Ireland and Russian-speaking countries.
6. Use IT skills to access language-specific-resources in Russian that lead to independent learning (life-long learning).

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars22Class contact hours (online and face to face)
Independent Study33Autonomously learning outside the classroom that will foster student ́s language competence. Participation in activities with Language Cultural Space.
Assignment Completion25Monitoring the progress of students is facilitated through the completion of assigned homework and assignments. By ensuring that students fulfill these prescribed tasks, their advancement and development can be effectively tracked.
Portfolio Preparation45Preparation, creation and final submission of the E-portfolio on Loop for assessment that allows teachers to assess individual progress, identify areas of strength, and pinpoint areas that require further attention or support.
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ParticipationAttendance of at least 50%10%n/a
Performance evaluationStudents will be evaluated based on their ability to comprehend and communicate effectively in the target language using intercultural and communicative competence40%n/a
PortfolioThrough the portfolio assessment process, students actively engage in self-reflection, self-assessment, and goal setting50%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
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