Russian - Intermediate level

lruss1300  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Russian - Intermediate level
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
9 credits
90.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Zakharkevitch Andréi (coordinator);
Main themes
The course is centered around different topics (e.g. shopping, telephoning, world of work).
  • Code: Ability to master basic vocabulary (2000 words) and the basic structures of the Russian language. Consolidation and extension of vocabulary. Special attention will be paid to pronunciation.
  • Culture: At all previously mentioned levels: increasing awareness of the culture of Russian-speaking countries.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Reading comprehension:
  • texts written in a simple everyday language and related to the students' world, description of events, feelings and wishes,
  • articles and reports about contemporary problems in which the writer adopts particular points of view
2 Listening comprehension - individually:
  • conferences and long speeches about familiar topics,
  • most broadcasted news and information on TV;
Listening comprehension - interactively:
  • conversation with a native speaker about a general topic
3 Speaking skills - individually:
  • clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to his/her field of interest;
  • viewpoint on a current affairs topic;
Speaking skills - interactively:
  • fluent conversation in familiar contexts;
  • presenting and defending his/her arguments
4 Writing skills:
  • short, simple notes and messages, simple personal letters
  • level B2 of the CEFRL for oral expression, listening and reading comprehension
  • level A2 of the CEFRL for written expression.
Methods and content:
  • extension and consolidation of vocabulary and grammar structures
  • listening and reading exercises
  • oral exercises (individual and interactive)
  • written exercises
  • texts and activities on general topics.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Learning with teaching or authentic material (listening and reading comprehension).
Consolidation and extension of basic vocabulary and the basic structures of the Russian language by means of written or oral exercises (drills, role-plays, interviews, discussion in small groups of 2 up to 4).
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

  1. Continuous assessment: autoevaluative tests, written and oral tests.
  2. Final assessment: consists of continuous assessment and written and oral examination.
Other information
  • Work load: class hours: 90;
    Individual work: 120.
  • Teacher is available during his/her contact hours and can be reached via e-mail.
Teaching materials
  • méthode d'apprentissage qui devra être précisée...
  • plusieurs livres de vocabulaire et de grammaire
  • cassettes audio et vidéo
  • CD-Rom d'auto-apprentissage.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Information and Communication

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