This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme.
This course is a Russian language course for students with knowledge of the language on A1 level of CEFR. The course will provide students with further knowledge of Russian grammar and vocabulary usage (idiomatic approach) and aims to further develop language skills in grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing. An important aspect of the course will be using Russian in a cultural setting. The course provides the knowledge to communicate and understand Russian at A2 level.
This course enables the student to achieve a good level A2 of the Common European Frame (CEF).
This course is the second course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the International Studies program. The final objective of this course series is to obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in Russian, aimed at communication with people in the region in everyday social situations and enabling students to follow current affairs in the region via various media.
Mode of instruction
Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lowering of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first five (5) times.
Assessment & weighing
|Listening exam||10%||block 3|
|Poster presentation (writing and speaking)||10%||block 3|
|Midterm exam: reading & vocabulary & writing in-class exam||15%||block 3|
|Oral exam||15%||block 4|
|Listening exam||10%||block 4|
|Final exam: reading & vocabulary & writing in-class exam||20%||block 4|
|Participation (online grammar tests, quiz, homework, etc.)||20%||block 3 and 4|
To successfully complete the course, please take note that the End Grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance, and written exams.
The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.
If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (exams, quizzes, Midterm Exam and Final Exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation and homework) is possible.
Exam review and feedback
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
Ruslan 2 Book with CD, Ruslan Limited. ISBN 9781899785520
Ruslan 2 Workbook with free CD, Ruslan Limited. ISBN 978189978552
- Comprehensive Russian Grammar, Terence Wade. ISBN 9781405136396
Enrolment through uSis for Tutorials is mandatory.
Students will be enrolled for Exams by the Administration Office, as long as they have a valid Tutorial enrolment.
When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
Please use your University email-address (uMail) when communicating with any person or department within Leiden University.
Passing this course is an additional requirement for a positive Study Recommendation at the end of the year.
This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.