Spoken Communication in Business Russian
(Praktika delovoi retshi)
- Code: RUS4LE041
- Extent: 3 cr (81 h)
- Timing: Semester 3
- Language: Russian
- Level: professional studies
- Type: elective*
*required of students who have chosen compulsory Russian
Compulsory studies in Russian.
- can communicate orally in Russian in common business situations
- get the ability to engage in conversation with a native Russian with ease.
The course involves contact hours and independent study. Contact hours focus on practice of speech situations typical to a business trip to Russia both individually and in teams. The exercises encourage active participation and enhance the learning process. The course includes weekly assignments and two more comprehensive assignments.
Business Russian situations:
- Presenting one’s company
- Receiving guests
- Product presentations
Cooperation with the business community and other organisations
Simulations of various business encounters in Russian.
Teaching and learning methods
The course is comprised of contact hours (3 h / week), exercises, assignments and an examination, totaling 81 hours of study.
Contact hours: 46 h (3 h/week during two periods)
Oral exam: 2 h (at end of the semester)
Independent study (weekly assignments, course assignments and preparing for exam): 32 h
Self-assessment of learning: 1 h
Mandatory attendance 80 %
Teacher with the main responsibility for the course
Ojanen - Laurila-Hellman Prokkola. 2000. Sekret uspeha 1. Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulu, Helsinki.
Oral exam 60 %
Assignments 20 %
Class participation 20 %
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