2018 Russian: Advanced Course 1

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Second foreign language courses
Kawamura Aya 
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Course description and aims

  This course focuses on increasing students' language skills and knowledge of Russian culture, lifestyle and history, through reading Russian texts. There is also an emphasis on pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary development.    
  Russian language is beautiful and unique. Russia is often regarded as mysterious. This course aims to develop students' language skills and enrich their knowledge of Russia in order to make a fresh look at Russia and change their worldview. In addition, this course makes it easier to develop basic skills to read Russian literature on the specialized field of each student.

Student learning outcomes

Students will read Russian texts, using a dictionary effectively, and improve their pronunciation; they will increase their basic vocabulary and knowledge of grammar.


Russian language, culture, history

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

 Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Read text around and understand it.
Class 2 Reading Read text around and understand it.
Class 3 Reading Read text around and understand it.
Class 4 Reading Read text around and understand it.
Class 5 Reading Read text around and understand it.
Class 6 Reading Read text around and understand it.
Class 7 Reading Read text around and understand it.
Class 8 Reading Sum up the lessons


Text book is specified by the instructor.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

The execution of the obligations is evaluated.

Related courses

  • LAL.R342 : Russian: Advanced Course 2
  • LAL.R343 : Russian: Advanced Course 3
  • LAL.R344 : Russian: Advanced Course 4

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Basic knowledge of Russian grammar.

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