Russian Business Environment
(Russki jazyk v sfere biznesa)
- Code: RUS4LE030
- Extent: 4 ECTS (108 h)
- Timing: Semester 7
- Language: Russian/Finnish
- Level: professional studies
- Competence level: B 2
- Type: elective*
*required of students who have chosen compulsory Russian
*required of native students if they have chosen compulsory Russian
Spoken Communication in Business Russian (RUS4LE041) and Written Communication in Business Russian (RUS4LE039) or native speaker.
- gain the competence to understand the key points of contracts written in the Russian language
- understand and learn to write clear messages relating to contracts
- become aware of the style used in contracts
- know how to act in job-seeking situations
- are capable of presenting their organization and job description
- are capable of talking about Finnish economic life
- get familiarized with trade between Russia and Finland
- are prepared to move on tasks involving trade with Russia
The course is divided into two parts: Contract Texts in Russian Trade(RUS4LE030A) and Assistant’s Job in Russian Trade (RUS4LE030B). The course involves contact hours and weekly assignments.
Contract Texts in Russian Trade (first period):
- Structure and main contents of Russian contracts
- Participles and the passive voice
Assistant’s Job in Russian Trade (second period):
- Simulated job application situations
- Compilation of Europass-Language passport and CV
- Presentation of one’s organisation
- Presentation of one's job description
- Presentation of business in Finland
- Trade between Russia and Finland
Cooperation with the business community and other organizations
During Contract Texts in Russian Trade the students strive to acquire an agreement from a company doing trade with Russia for the completion of their course assignment.
During Assistant’s Job in Russian Trade: Company visits.
Teaching and learning methods
Contact hours and assignments, totaling 108 hours of study.
Contract Texts in Russian Trade (2 ECTS):
This part covers 54 hours of study, inclusive of contact hours and independent study. This part lasts the first period.
Contact hours: 21 h (3 h/week)
Written examination: 3 h (at the end of the term)
Independent study, weekly assignments, course assignment and preparing for exam: 29 h
Self-assessment of learning: 1 h
Assistant’s Job in Russian Trade (2 ECTS):
This part covers 54 hours of study, inclusive of contact hours and independent study. This part lasts the second period.
Contact hours: 21 h (3 h/week).
Oral examination: 2 h (at the end of the period)
Independent study, weekly assignments, course assignment and preparing for exam: 30 h.
Self-assessment of learning: 1 h
80 % mandatory attendance during this part.
Alternative ways to complete the course
Contract Texts in Russian Trade:
taking the test
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
A student can demonstrate his or her equivalent professional language skills relating to the course objectives and content using a portfolio and giving oral presentation and taking a test. This must be agreed upon with the teacher no later than two weeks before the course begins. Each student may attempt this only once in the period prior to the giving of the course. Evaluation is on a scale of 1-5.
Teachers with the main responsibility for the course
Pirjo Salenius, Pasila
Oleg Matossov, Pasila
Salenius, P., 2000. Sopimukset venäjäksi. Helia. (Contract Texts in Russian Trade)
Material provided by the teacher. (Assistant’s Job in Russian Trade)
Assessment criteria/scale 5-1.
|5 excellent||3 good||1 satisfactory|
Contract Texts in Russian Trade :
Written examination 100 %
Assistant’s Job in Russian Trade:
Oral examination 50 %
Distance assignment 20 %
Class participation 30 %
Contract Texts in Russian Trade comprises 60 % and Assistant’s Job in Russian Trade 40 % of the overall grade. Both parts must be successfully completed (except native speakers).
The self-assessment of learning assignment does not impact your grade. The
assignment is the same for all courses/modules and your answers will be used
also for course/module development. The assignment is completed online in