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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - Russian Studies

Undergraduate Course: Year Abroad online language learning course - Russian (ELCR10021)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is a requirement for students of Russian on their Year Abroad. The online course will provide an interactive language-learning tool to consolidate and extend the language skills acquired during the Year 1 and Year 2 language courses, enabling students to build up on Grammar 2 skills and advanced writing skills in Russian in preparation for the more advanced language study of Year 4.
Course description The course is entirely taught and delivered online. It will take approximately between 40 and 80 hours to complete and will open at the start of Semester 1 and close at the end of Semester 2.

The course will be an interactive online course, marked mainly through autocorrection; the final language assignment will be marked by University of Edinburgh staff. Students will be expected to engage with their learning independently and organise their own study time.

Students on this course will be building on their knowledge of participles, gerunds and passive constructions which they started to study in Year 2 Grammar. They will carry out interactive online grammar exercises on LEARN. They will also aim to produce clear, well-structured, detailed writing assignments showing controlled use of specific grammar items, organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students must have gained entry to Honours in Russian to take this course.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  25
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Five summative activities have equal weighting (= 6% each) 30%
Unit 1, Activity 4 and 5 30 April 2021
Unit 2, Activity 10 30 April 2021
Unit 3, Activity 3 30 April 2021
Unit 4, Activity 3 30 April 2021

Final Submission 2 creative writing activities worth 70% submission of two blogs (= 35% each) 30 April 2021

Grammar exercises with multiple attempts ¿ pass/fail
Formative online exercises

Pass/fail for the whole set
Unit 1, Activity 1,2,3 30 April 2021
Unit 2, Activity 1-9 30 April 2021
Unit 3, Activity 1,2 30 April 2021
Unit 4, Activity 1,2 30 April 2021
Feedback Students will gain online feedback through the interactive language-learning programme. This will be progressive as the student works through the course and the student will be able to autocorrect.

Feedback will also be provided on the final language assignments by a University of Edinburgh tutor.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate good knowledge of active Russian skills in interactive grammar exercises and creative writing; engage with the material of the course through creative writing
  2. Demonstrate a broad range of Russian vocabulary with a good degree of grammatical accuracy
  3. Exercise autonomy and initiative in language-learning. Demonstrate self-reliance and the ability to work independently
Learning Resources
All necessary learning resources will be incorporated into the online course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Advanced communication skills in Russian.
2. Enhanced autonomous learning and research skills.
3. Enhanced online learning skills (including the use of collaborative and peer-support online tools).
KeywordsYear Abroad,online language course,Russian
Course organiserDr Ekaterina Popova
Course secretaryMr Craig Adams
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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