Russian Dolls

Russian Modules for Undergraduates

Russian advice

Prof Charles Drage
charles.drage@imperial.ac.uk
0207 594 1507
Room 323, Sherfield Level 3
Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

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Imperial Horizons Russian Modules are offered at three levels from complete beginner upwards. 

Our interactive classes follow a communicative approach and cover speaking, reading, writing and listening. Teaching includes pair work as well as group work and the use of multimedia materials in class as well as on our e-learning platform (Blackboard). All our modules are designed to be standalone but will also prepare students who wish to take their language study further.

Students should be aware that learning a language takes time and commitment. You will need to put aside a minimum of 3 hours a week for home study, if you wish to succeed.

The table below provides guidelines about our module levels and which year group they are offered to.

Please read the online module descriptions carefully and, if you are in any doubt about which level you should be in, please contact the Russian Coordinator for advice and/or to arrange a level consultation in-person or online.

CoursePre-requisiteOffered to ECTS*
Russian Level 1
For complete beginners - no previous experience 1st years only 7.5
Russian Level 2 For post GCSE, students who have completed Level 1 or equivalent 2nd years only 7.5
Russian Level 3 For post AS-level, students who have completed Level 2 or equivalent.
French Baccalaureate (3rd Language); International Baccalaureate (Ab-Initio)
3rd & 4th years only 7.5
NB These modules are not intended for native speakers. If you are of native or near-native speaker ability, please contact the Russian Coordinator to confirm if you are eligible for one of these modules.
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*All Russian modules are available to be taken for degree credit where your department allows. They are also available for extra-credit. For further clarification of the credit terminology and the options allowed by your department, please see Taking a module for credit.

Imperial Horizons modules listed in our literature and on the website are those that the Centre is currently offering in the academic year listed.  Modules run subject to sufficient demand and resources. The College reserves the right to cap numbers and change or discontinue modules.