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AVA1031 Basics of Russian

On this basic course students learn the essential vocabulary and grammar and reach the level where they can manage basic everyday and service situations. They will also learn more about the culture.

Opintomuoto: Verkko-opinnot

Opintojen laajuus: 6 cr

60,00 €

Haku alkaa: 21.11.2022 klo 08:00

Haku päättyy: 06.01.2023 klo 23:59

Koulutus alkaa: 25.01.2023

Koulutus päättyy: 12.04.2023

Opetuskieli: English

Content

The course contains 9 parts: the introductory module and 8 chapters. Each part contains learning material: reading text, vocabulary, grammar, audio and video files, assignments, and information about customs and culture. The course includes practice of communication situations and vocabulary based on the objectives of skill level A1-A2.

The grammatical structures considered are:
– Cyrillic alphabet
– intonation
– naming convention (first names, patronymics and surnames)
– greetings, getting acquainted and name
– expression of opinion
– simple telephone conversation situations
– basic figures, days of the week, months
– vocabulary, dialogues and reading texts.

In addition to the material found in the learning environment, the course includes online meetings, which are recorded. The student must complete at least 75 % of the assignments. The course also has a word test, five compulsory assignments (three writing assignments, one speech production assignment, one speech comprehension assignment). An online exam is held at the end of the course.

Learning goals

The aim is that the student familiarizes him- or herself with the language and reaches a level where he or she can manage basic everyday and service situations. The student also learns about the culture. After completing the basic course:
– the student is able to pronounce the language
– the student is able to use the alphabet
– the student is able to greet
– the student is able to name the days of the week, seasons and months
– the student is able to introduce him- or herself and ask common questions
– the student is able to tell about a family
– the student is able to use numbers
– the student is able to communicate in easy service situations i.e. in a café or when travelling
– the student is able to tell time and ask about it
– the student is able to form simple sentences and questions
– the student is able to give and ask for directions
– the student is able to use the most common verbs
– the student is able to describe using adjectives and colors
– the student is able to tell about the weather
– the student is able to tell about hobbies
– the student is able to tell about ways of living
– the student is able to use basic grammar structures
– the student understands fairly easy texts
– the student has familiarized him- or herself with the culture of the language and interesting places

The target level of the course according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is A1.2.

Learning methods

Course implementation is 100% online.

Each chapter includes the learning material (text, audio and video material), exercises and chapter’s vocabulary. There are return boxes for exercises and assignments in each chapter. Studying a language includes training of different skills, like reading, writing, understanding, speaking, learning words and grammar.

Course includes different exercises and assignments to practise these skills, like handwriting/typing exercises, voice assignments, word and grammar tests.

There are 6 online meetings through Zoom.

Previous studies

No previous studies required.

Evaluation

Course is evaluated with grading scale 0-5.

(1) The student is able to introduce himself / herself and briefly describe his / her family and hobbies and studies in Russian using aids (for example, a dictionary). The student is able to interpret easy Russian texts using aids (for example, a dictionary). The student is able to answer simple questions briefly, but not with justification.

(2) The student is able to introduce himself / herself and briefly describe his / her family and hobbies and studies in Russian, but needs aids (eg a dictionary) to support him / her. The student is able to interpret simple Russian texts, but needs support tools (for example, a dictionary). The student is able to answer simple questions briefly, but not with justification.

(3) The student is able to introduce himself / herself and tell about his / her family and hobbies and studies moderately fluently in Russian. The student is able to interpret simple Russian texts, and is able to briefly describe the content in his or her own words in Russian using aids (for example, a dictionary). The student is able to answer simple questions, but needs aids (such as a dictionary) or the help of a conversation partner to support the argument.

(4) The student is able to introduce himself / herself and tell about his / her family and hobbies and studies fluently in Russian. The student is able to interpret simple Russian texts, and is able to communicate the content in Russian in his or her own words, mainly without aids. The student is able to answer the questions asked of him / her, and is able to justify his / her answer for the most part without the support of the interlocutor, or aids.

(5) The student is able to introduce himself / herself and tell about his / her family and hobbies and studies fluently and comprehensively in Russian. The student is able to interpret simple Russian texts, and is able to explain the content in his or her own words in Russian without aids. The student is able to answer the questions asked to him / her naturally, and is able to justify his / her answer without the support of the interlocutor, or aids.

6 credits course requires approximately 162 hours of work.

Course material

Digital learning environment in Centria (and for this course) is itslearning. The student needs a computer and working internet access.

Learning material and additional links is placed in Itslearning learning environment.

In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Enrollment for Averko online studies is three (3) times a year, timetables for study rounds are available here. Enrollment is done on a electronic enrollment form.

Course enrollment for January’s study round opens on Mon 21st November, 2022.

Online studies are conducted in Centria’s Itslearning study environment and courses have a limited participant intake. Participation in studies can be cancelled free of charge within 3 weeks of the starting day.

Students are immediately notified in case of courses being cancelled as soon as the official enrollment time ends. If the course starts as stated, students are contacted closer to the starting date (approx. a week before studies begin).

At the moment, the study fee for open UAS studies is 10€ / ECTS credit. The studies are invoiced after the three-week cancellation period, calculated from the start of the studies. Dropping out or not completing studies does not entitle you to a refund or cancellation of the invoice.

Open UAS study fees are based on enrollment. You can cancel participation to studies free of charge during the three (3) weeks cancellation time by simply informing it to averko(a)centria.fi.

If you are completing a degree in a Finnish secondary school, Centria UAS studies are free of charge and offered to you as väylä studies. In the enrollment form, enter the organisation / educational institution where you are studying (e.g. väylä / school name) and also mention the name of the teacher or student counsellor (with whom you have discussed on participating in the course) as the contact person.

Students of other UAS’s (Campusonline) can participate in studies free of charge on basis of a co-operation agreement. We ask you to please use school email when enrolling and also state the home school where requested on the enrollment form.

If you are a Centria UAS student, Averko online studies are free of charge. You register through the Peppi system.

Questions about e.g. enrolling, cancellation, course fees: averko(a)centria.fi