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Indira Gandhi National Open UniversitySchool of Foreign LanguagesCertificate in Russian LanguagePROGRAMME GUIDESchool of Foreign LanguagesIndiira Gandhi National Open UniversityMaidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068www.ignou.ac.in

CERTIFICATE IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGEPROGRAMME GUIDESchool of Foreign LanguagesIndira Gandhi National Open UniversityMaidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068www.ignou.ac.in

PROGRAMME CODE: CRUL (FOR DISTANCE MODE)PROGRAMME GUIDE FOR DISTANCE MODE STUDENTSThe University reserves the right to change the rules and procedures described in thisProgramme Guide. Please check from time to time with the University to get updates. Alsoread IGNOU Newsletter in which updates are given.RECOGNITIONIGNOU is a CENTRAL UNIVERSITY established by an Act of Parliament in 1985 (ActNo. 50 of 1985). IGNOU Degree/Diplomas/Certificates are recognized by all themembers of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and at par with Degree/Diplomas/Certificates of all Indian Universities/Deemed University/Institutions videUGC Circular No. F.1-52/2000 (CPP-II) dated May 5, 2004 & AIU Circular No.EV/B(449)/94/176915-177115 dated January 14,1994.Programme Coordinator:Mr. Shivaji BhaskarProgramme Guide Preparation:Mr. Shivaji BhaskarPRODUCTION TEAMMr. S. BurmanAsst. Registrar (Publication)MPDD, IGNOU, New DelhiSh. Babu Lal RewadiaSection Officer (Publication)MPDD, IGNOU, New DelhiJanuary, 2017Indira Gandhi National Open University,2017All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced in any form, by mimeograph or any other means,without permission in writing from the Indira Gandhi National Open University.Further information on the Indira Gandhi National Open University courses may be obtained from theUniversity's office at Maidan Garhi, New Delhi.Printed and published on behalf of the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi by Registrar,MPDD,Laser Composed by Tessa Media & Computers, C-206, A.F.E.-II, Okhla, New Delhi.

Message from the Programme CoordinatorDear learners,Welcome to IGNOU SOFL,This Self Learning Material or SLM which you have received from IGNOU has beenspecifically designed for the learners of Certificate in Russian Language. This SLM isbeing prepared keeping in mind the requirement and needs of today‘s learner. The SLMalong with the Audio Visual Material or AVM will help you understand the basics of theRussian language. Since both SLM and AVM are integral in nature, which will enable youin Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Russian in a better way. In the AVM wehave included some more interesting activities for practicing oral communication inRussian. By doing this you will be able to become more conversant in Russian language.Further, dialogues and texts have been given to make you understand the common Russianwords and expressions more efficiently.Throughout the SLM you will find various activities with ―Listen, read and learn; Listenand repeat; Listen and speak; Listen and pronounce" etc. captions. Look for the media signlike thiswhich means the same activity can be listened to through the Audio VisualMaterial or AVM (provided to you separately in the form of CD ) if you go directly to thedesignated activity number (bearing same block and unit number in the AVM). Forsimplicity, all blocks and units (both SLM and AVM) have been indicated with similaractivity number so that you face no difficulty in listening to the activities. We stronglyrecommend you to listen to all activities given in the audio/visual format for bettercomprehension and understanding of the SLM. In this regard, your academic counselor atthe designated Regional Centre/ Study Centre will guide you further. We also stronglyadvise you to attend all your counselling sessions regularly.I wish you all the best!Shivaji BhaskarProgramme CoordinatorCertificate in Russian Language (CRUL)

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CONTENTPage No.1.About the University72.School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)83.About the Programme84.Scheme of Study95.Scheme of Student Assessment and Evaluation106.Scheme of Examination117.Address for All Queries148.Syllabus159.Ignou Regional Centres1710. Some Essential Forms for Use365

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1.ABOUT THE UNIVERSITYIntroductionThe Indira Gandhi National Open University was established by Act of Parliament in 1985 toachieve the following objectives:i.Democratizing higher education by taking it to the doorsteps of the learners.ii.Providing access to high quality education to all those who seek it irrespective of age,region, religion and gender.iii. Offering need-based academic programmes by giving professional and vocationalorientation to the courses.iv. Promoting and developing distance education in India.v.Setting and maintaining standards in distance education in the country as an apex body.Prominent FeaturesIGNOU has certain unique features such as:i.International jurisdictionii.Flexible admission rulesiii. Individualized study: flexibility in terms of place, pace and duration of study.iv. Use of latest information and communication technologiesv.Nationwide student support services networkvi. Cost-effective programmesvii. Modular approach to programmesviii. Resource sharing, collaboration and networking with conventional Universities, OpenUniversities and other Institutions/Organizations.ix. Socially and academically relevant programmes based on students need analysis.x.Convergence of open & conventional education systemsImportant Achievementsi.Emergence of IGNOU as the largest Open University in the World.ii.Recognition as Centre of Excellence in Distance Education by the Commonwealth ofLearning (1993).iii. Award of Excellence for Distance Education Materials by Commonwealth of Learning(1999).iv. Launch of a series of 24 hour Educational Channels 'Gyan Darshan'. IGNOU is the nodalagency for these channels and regular transmissions are done from the studio at EMPC,IGNOU.v.Student enrolment has almost doubled in four years from 1.5 million to over 2.7 million.7

vi. UNESCO declared IGNOU as the largest institution of higher learning in the world in2010.vii. On spot delivery of study material to students.viii. Largest network of learning support system.ix. Declaration of Term-End-Examination result within 45 days.2.SCHOOL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES (SOFL)The School of Foreign Languages (SOFL) is one of the 21 Schools of Studies at IGNOU,established in 2007.Aim of the school is: To offer innovative, flexible and cost-effective foreign language programmes to learnersfrom all sections of the society. To offer programmes based on the specific needs of the learners. To promote communication across borders and countries. In view of the existing demand due to its multiple practical applications, the study of foreignlanguages is gaining lots of importance in today's globalized world and the demand isgrowing continuously.Programme Delivery:The University provides multi-channel, multiple media, teaching/learning packages forinstruction and self- learning.This programme will be delivered through ODL mode.3.ABOUT THE PROGRAMMECertificate in Russian LanguageThe Certificate in Russian Language is six- month programme of 16 Credits. The programmeaims at providing beginners with basics of Russian Language. The objective of theprogramme is to introduce learners to the basics of Russian grammar and phonetics so thatthey can read, write, listen and speak Russian in an accurate manner. The programme isbilingual (Russian/English) in medium and has Self Learning material integrated with AudioVisual components, which will further enhance their leaning capacity. The Programme willenable learners to speak and write Russian with confidence in their daily communications.Eligibility: 18 years of age and above.thQualification: No Bar (Class 10 level of English proficiency is desirable)Programme Fee: Rs. 2500/-8

Programme Structure:Programme TitleCertificate in Russian LanguageProgramme CodeCRULCourse Title/ Credits/ Course CodeCommunication Skills-I/8/ORU-001Course Title/ Credits/ Course CodeCommunication Skills-II/8/ORUL-0024.SCHEME OF STUDY1. CRUL is a tightly structured multi-media integrated programme where each component isimportant to successfully complete the programme. It involves: Self-learning phase with SLMs and Audio Visual CDs. Feedback test Self-learning phase is the most important phase as you will be able to benefit fromcounseling sessions much better if you prepare yourself with your queries and relatedissues. 2. Counselling SessionThere will be contact classes on week-ends spanning over the entire duration of the course.These contact classes shall be conducted at the respective study centres allotted to you by theRC. Two lectures of two academic hours each shall be conducted on Sundays. However,these contact classes are not compulsory keeping in mind the difficulty of some learners inattending the classes, but it is highly recommended that you must attend these classes. Thesecontact classes would cover all the units. Each contact class will cover on an average 1-2unit. The following activities are likely to form part of a counselling session:Review Preview Activities/exercises – discussion Homework correction Remedial teaching/exercises Reinforcement worksheets Language games Speech and pronunciation practice Dictation Reading comprehension Tips on learning strategies and time management You will benefit from the contact classes much more if you go prepared for them. They forman important aspect of the programme. You will be helped by the counselors to learn thelanguage skills including the speaking skills by a judicious combination of above mentionedactivities and further improvisation. You will also be assessed during these sessions. So,attending counselling sessions is a must. As the counselling sessions are sequentiallyplanned, missing, these sessions will hamper your progress.9

3. Distribution of MaterialThe material will be handed over to the students by the respective Regional Centre on thefirst day of counselling/induction programme (to be notified). You will be introduced to theOpen and Distance Learning system (ODL). A Detailed discussion on the entire programmewill also take place.5.SCHEME OF STUDENT ASSESSEMNT AND EVALUATIONThe evaluation for Certificate in Russian Language consists of two parts:1.Continuous Assessment2.Term End Examination (TEE)1.Continuous AssessmentContinuous assessment will be done during the study of the programme. It will consist oftwo parts:I)Written competence through assignment, weightage 30% andII) Oral competence.The overall weightage of continuous assessment will be 30%Theory AssignmentsThere will be 2 assignments, one each after completion of courses I and II. Students cancomplete the assignments at their home and submit to their Counselor at the designatedRegional Centre/Study Centre.Practical Assignments (Oral)Students will have to do 2 practical assignments after completion of courses I and II. Thepractical assignments will be conducted by counselors. It carries no weightage.Pass PercentageEvery student will have to obtain at least 35% marks in continuous assessment and termend examination separately in order to pass the course/programme.2.Term End Examination (TEE)Term end examination for each course will be held in June and December. Only thosestudents will be eligible to appear in the TEE who has submitted their assignments. TheTEE will have a weightage of 70% in overall assessment scheme.10

6.SCHEME OF EXAMINATIONThere will be written TEE for the following two courses:Course TitleCourse CodePaperDurationMax.MarksCommunication Skills-001ORU-001Paper – I3hrsMM 100Communication Skills-002ORUL-002Paper – II3hrsMM 100Examination FeeStudent will have to pay Rs. 120/- for each paper as examination fee. In case a student fails tosecure pass marks in any of the courses, s/he will have to reappear in that course again afterpaying the fee @ Rs. 120/- per paper.Examination Date SheetExamination Date Sheet (Schedule which indicates the date and time of examination for eachcourse) is put on the IGNOU website (www.ignou.ac.in) well in advance.Examination CentreNormally the study center is the examination center. However, a student is required to fill theexam centre code in the examination form. For the purpose you are advised to go through thelist of study centres available in the Student Handbook and Prospectus/ Programme Guide. Incase any student wishes to take examination at a particular centre, the code of the chosencentre is to be filled up as examination centre code. However, examination centre chosen by astudent, if it is not activated, the University will allot another examination centre under thesame Region.Examination FormFilling up of examination form is compulsory for taking term-end examination. A specimencopy of the Examination form is given in the Programme Guide. You can procure it from thestudy centre or download examination form from IGNOU website i.e. www.ignou.ac.in.Examination from can be submitted as per the following scheme:June, TEEDecember, TEEstststth1 March to 31 Marchst1Sept 30thLate FEESeptNILWhere to Submitthe FormConcerned RegionalCentre.1 April to 30 Aprilst1thMay to 15Maystthstth1 Oct to 30 Oct1 Nov to 15 Nov11Rs. 500/Rs. 1000/-

Please write your correct enrolment number, programme code and name at the back of theDemand Draft/IPO drawn in favor of IGNOU, and payable at your respective RegionalCentre.For example:If you are a student based in New Delhi- the Demand Draft should be payable at New DelhiThe examination form received after due dates or without late fee, wherever applicable, shallbe rejected.Issue of Examination Hall TicketUniversity issues Examination Hall Ticket to the students at least two weeks before thecommencement of Term-end Examination. The same could also be downloaded from theUniversity‘s website www.ignou.ac.in. In case any student fails to receive the ExaminationHall ticket within one week before the commencement of the examination, the students candownload the hall ticket from the website and approach the exam centre for appearing in theexam.Eligibility for ExaminationBefore taking examination a student should meet the following conditions:i)Submitted the assignments prescribed for that courseii)Submitted the examination form within prescribed datesiii) Submitted the examination fee as prescribedScheme of Awarding DivisionsAs already indicated a student has to obtain minimum 35% marks in each component of theassessment i.e. theory assignment, practical assignment and term-end examination in eachcourse. Overall scheme of awarding Division is as follows:Distinction-75% and aboveI Division-74.9% to 60%II Division-59.9% to 50%III Division-49.9% to 35%Unsuccessful-Below 35%12

Specific Instructions for AssignmentsThe top of the first page of your response sheet should look like this:Enrolment No. .Programme Title: CRULCourse Code.

The Certificate in Russian Language is six- month programme of 16 Credits. The programme aims at providing beginners with basics of Russian Language. The objective of the programme is to introduce learners to the basics of Russian grammar and phonetics so that they can read, write, listen and speak Russian in an accurate manner. The programme is bilingual (Russian/English) in medium and has ...