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Russian language – University of Reading

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  • Learn Russian with your degree

Russian language

Russian has 140-150 million native speakers, and is spoken as a second language by over 120 million people in Russia and the neighbouring countries of Central Asia. As one of the BRIC countries, Russia has been identified as one of the four major world powers whose influence is growing fast.

British Council, (2014) Languages for the Future

MODULES AVAILABLE

Taking Russian with IWLP as part of your degree (for 20 credits)?

  • If you are in the first year of your course (Part 1 or PGT) - select through online module selection as you do for your other modules. If the selection window has closed go to module surgeries or support centres.
  • Returning students (Parts 2/3 and 4) - please discuss with a support centre how to change/add your module choices.
  • During the enrolment process you may be asked to complete a Placement test

(NB: During the COVID-19 pandemic - While at home, if you are unable to print your test to complete, please write the parts requiring Russian characters on a sheet of paper, take a photo and attach it with the rest of the test.)

 

Taking the language with IWLP but not as part of your degree (as non-credit)?

(Please note that applications for non-credits opens at the beginning of September 2020)

If you are unsure or have any further queries please contact the IWLP Team on iwlp@reading.ac.uk or telephone 0118 378 7318.

LA1PR1-IWLP Russian Level 1

Intended for students with no previous knowledge of the Russian language, this beginner module enables students to acquire a basic understanding of the language and the ability to communicate at a survival level. It will also provide students with an insight into aspects of society and every-day life in Russian-speaking countries. Please note that students with GCSE or equivalent in the language cannot enrol on a Beginners' class.

LA1PR2-IWLP Russian Level 2

Intended for students with some previous basic knowledge of the Russian language, such as that acquired by taking IWLP Russian 1 (A1 of the CEFR or equivalent), this post-beginner module enables students to consolidate and further their basic understanding of the language and their ability to communicate in everyday situations about matters of most immediate personal relevance. It will also continue to provide students with further insights into aspects of society and every-day life in Russian-speaking countries.

CONTACT TIME

Classes are 3 hours a week split into a 2hour and a 1hour session on different days. You need to attend all 3 hours every week.

Fees

No additional fees are required for IWLP modules if you are:

- A current Undergraduate/Postgraduate Taught student taking IWLP modules as part of your

120/180 credits for the year (with permission by your School in your module specifications).

For other students:

- Non-credit fees have not been finalised yet for 2020/21 but are currently £340 for the year. This will be billed to your student account during November.

Exceptions:

- PGR students: If your School is going to fund your IWLP module please get the

 signed by your School Director of Teaching & Learning. Those not being PGR agreement form

funded will be charged £340 to their student account in November.

- Staff: All staff are required to pay for their IWLP module. The fee is £340. If your School/Dept

are willing to fund your module, please complete and return the Staff agreement form

All forms can be emailed to iwlp@reading.ac.uk

Withdrawals

We hope you will enjoy your IWLP module. If however there is a reason you need to withdraw, you will need to complete a withdrawal form . We cannot remove you from our records until we have received this form, even if you have told your home department/tutor. Refunds are given up to the end of Week 4 of the autumn term.

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