Russian Language & Culture 4B

Subject 126-422 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture, a 1-hour seminar and two 1-hour language classes per week
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Dr Robert Lagerberg
Subject Overview:

This is a post-advanced language-acquisition subject which builds on the knowledge gained in 126-421 Russian Language & Culture 4A . Students who complete it should be able to enhance their capacity to use correct, idiomatic Russian both in written and spoken form; acquire the ability to understand and translate messages of a sophisticated level of complexity occurring in a variety of styles and contexts; and develop a conceptual understanding of the language through a linguistic study of language functions.

Assessment: A 2-hour exam 40% (at the end of semester), a 10-minute oral exam 10% (at the end of the semester) and written assignments 50% (throughout the semester).
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:'Let's Talk About Life' (Tall and Vlasikova), Wiley, 1996
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to study independently;

  • be able to apply theoretical knowledge for practical purposes;

  • be able to commit to memory large amounts of information;

  • be able to understand and use more effectively the structure of their own language;

  • be able to work and communicate in a group environment;

  • be able to express ideas clearly in both written and oral form.


Previously available as 126-422 Advanced Topics in Russian Grammar B. Students who have completed Advanced Topics in Russian Grammar B are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Russian)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Russian)

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