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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Russian Language and Culture 3 (A2.1)
Module Code RU3003
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 aimed at learners of Russian language who are working towards the post-beginners level. Students will learn the language in both spoken and written forms, further developing and consolidating their linguistic skills and cultural awareness in relation to familiar subjects of personal relevance. During this module students can continue to identify relevant topics in terms of social and cultural similarities and differences between Ireland and Russian-speaking countries.

Learning Outcomes

1. Extract information from a variety of basic authentic texts in areas of most immediate priority (e.g very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography employment) in both reading and orally, provided that the speech is clearly and slowly articulated.
2. Demonstrate effective oral skills in a range of social situations such as talking about your daily life, skills and past experiences.
3. Produce short texts on matters of personal relevance e.g. write short basic descriptions of events, activities and personal experiences using present and past simple. Also, engage in basic social communication online (Sharing news and making/confirming arrangements to meet).
4. Demonstrate control of basic structures of the language as well as increasingly complex grammatical structures (e.g word order in main and subordinate clauses, the use of genders and cases, adjectival endings, verb tenses).
5. Continue identifying economic, social and cultural similarities and differences between Ireland and Russian-speaking countries.
6. Use IT skills to access language specific-resources (life-long learning) to be able to reflect on your own learning path in your future progression in the language.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars22Class contact hours
Independent Study33Autonomous learning outside the classroom, aiming to foster students' language and cultural competence. For example, participation in the activities organised in the Languaculture Space.
Assignment Completion25Completion of prescribed homework and assignments required to monitor the progress of the student.
Portfolio Preparation45Creation, preparation and final submission of the learning portfolio.
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 Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ParticipationAttendance to at least 50% of the seminars.10%n/a
Performance evaluationThe performance evaluation seeks to provide students with constructive feedback and help them identify areas for improvement while recognizing their achievements in language proficiency.40%n/a
PortfolioPortfolio provides a comprehensive and personalized evaluation of students' language proficiency, progress, and growth. It allows students to compile a collection of their best work samples, demonstrating their linguistic skills and abilities across various contexts and modalities.50%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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