Undergraduate Course: Year Abroad online language learning course - Russian (ELCR10021)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
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)
||Other requirements|| Students must have gained entry to Honours in Russian to take this course.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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
||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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate good knowledge of active Russian skills in interactive grammar exercises and creative writing; engage with the material of the course through creative writing
- Demonstrate a broad range of Russian vocabulary with a good degree of grammatical accuracy
- Exercise autonomy and initiative in language-learning. Demonstrate self-reliance and the ability to work independently
|All necessary learning resources will be incorporated into the online course.|
|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).
|Keywords||Year Abroad,online language course,Russian
|Course organiser||Dr Ekaterina Popova
|Course secretary||Miss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646