Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Russian for Beginners

LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

DESCRIPTION This unit is for students who wish to start learning the Russian Language. The study-unit includes the following components: a short grammar introduction with explicit explanations; simple vocabulary; a phrase set; exercises to develop language usage competence; and a short socio-cultural introduction to the country that is thematically related to the lesson.

Learning Objectives:

• To provide an introduction to the Russian Language;
• To introduce students to the Russian alphabet;
• To enhance students’ sensitivity to listen, read and understand basic Russian words and phrases;
• To provide opportunities to make use of frequently used expressions and basic phrases in Russian;
• To enable simple introductory conversation in Russian.

Unit Material:

Appropriate unit material will be provided by the tutor during the sessions. There are no set texts for the unit, though tutors may recommend appropriate manuals to students who would like to take their work in this area further.


In keeping with the spirit of Degree Plus, there is no formal assessment associated with the unit. A certificate of attendance and of satisfactory completion of the unit will be provided at the end of the semester. Note: Degree plus units are not designed to be incrementally burdensome in terms of the many academic demands placed on students during their undergraduate years.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This unit may not be offered if there are an insufficient number of applicants.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Joseph Noel Grima (Co-ord.)

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It should be noted that all the information in the description above applies to study-units available during the academic year 2020/1. It may be subject to change in subsequent years.