Language classes take up four hours a week. In two of these students work with a native speaker on secondment from Russia in order to consolidate their knowledge of spoken Russian. In these classes they learn to give presentations in Russian and develop their ability to write essays in Russian. A further weekly class is devoted to translation from English into Russian with attention to register as well as accuracy, idiom and style. In the fourth hour students study advanced grammar and develop their ability to translate from Russian into English.
Visit the Unit catalogue for details of Literature, Thought and Culture: students choose units from these options on modern Russian literature, culture and cinema and Russian thought:
Single Honours students take five of these options, Joint students in the School of Modern Languages take between one and three of them, and Joint students in other combinations normally take two. Students of Russian who have taken Czech at an earlier stage of the programme may take one or two units in Czech language or culture in lieu of Russian options. For descriptions of each of these final-year units please click on the links.
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