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ay904066Y Elementary Course in Russian 1 (OPEN UNI), 5 ECTS cr 
Code ay904066Y  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Elementary Course in Russian 1 (OPEN UNI)  Abbreviation Elementary Cour 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline8004 Language studies, Russian 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit University of Oulu, Open University 

Proficiency level 

A1 on the CEFR scale.

Required proficiency level 

No previous studies of Russian are required.

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 

Russian and Finnish

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course the student should know the Cyrillic alphabet, be able talk about himself/herself and his/her background in Russian and be somewhat familiar with Russian culture.


The Cyrillic alphabet, getting to know one another, introductions,  language skills, at a cafe, at a restaurant, the Russian way of addressing a person, telling about workplace and likes.

Mode of delivery 

Multimodal teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Self-study, group work and online sections. The four sessions following the first meeting of the course consist entirely of online exercises. More detailed information will be given at the first meeting. Successful completion of the course requires active participation, completion of all given assignments and attaining a passing grade in the course exam. Students who complete this course may continue on to Elementary Course in Russian 2 held in the spring.

Target group 

Open university students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

To be announced at the beginning of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Regular and active participation on the contact teaching. Completion of the given assignments.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


1 - 5 / fail

Person responsible 

Ari Hepo-aho

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Keski-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopisto
Talonpojankatu 2 B (1. krs), 67100 Kokkola
Puh. 040-680 2559

Pohjois-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopisto
Torikatu 22 A (2. krs)
PL 2437, 90014 Oulun yliopisto
044 465 2205 ja 044 465 2206, toimisto ja ilmoittautuminen


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