2020 Russian: Advanced Course 4

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Second foreign language courses
Saito Hirofumi 
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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.    
This course aims to develop students' language skills and enrich their knowledge of Russia for reading 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 The course schedule will be determined through discussions held among students and the instructor. Acquire grammer and vocaburary for reading.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


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.R341 : Russian: Advanced Course 1
  • LAL.R342 : Russian: Advanced Course 2
  • LAL.R343 : Russian: Advanced Course 3

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

Basic knowledge of Russian grammar.

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