AS Course Outline
Why study AS Russian?
Studying languages can improve memory and make you a better communicator, and studying the Russian language can inspire students who have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the Russian-speaking world and want to learn more.
This is an exciting course which will give students an opportunity to develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the Russian language, the culture of Russia and other Russian-speaking countries, as well as practical and valuable language and transferable study skills.
Who can study AS Russian?
What skills will I develop during this course?
How is the course structured?
Russian Language (PEARSON) Summary of Content at AS
You will study engaging topics you might already be familiar with, as well as new content related to some of the most interesting aspects of the culture of Russia and Russian-speaking communities.
At this level you will be engaging with two themes:
Theme 1: Changes in Russian Society
Theme 2: Political and artistic culture in the Russian-speaking world
The two themes are studied alongside either one literary text or one film.
At this stage a rich choice of literary texts and films includes contemporary and more classical titles:
“The Queen of Spades” by A.S.Pushkin (novel)
“A week like any other” by N. Baranskaya (novel)
“The Cherry Orchard (Vishneviy Sad)” by Anton Chekhov (play)
“Wings (Krylia)” by Larissa Shepitko (film)
“Burnt by the Sun” by Nikita Mikhalkov (film)
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