Why people start learning Russian?
- Posted by: Enjoy Russian
- Category: Russian language
Russian language is one of the most difficult in the world. However, every year more and more people go into learning Russian. On Monday 34 foreign students came to our school to learn Russian. They were interviewed why they decided to study Russian. I was wonder how various reasons are! The most common reason is job. Many people work at international firms where they must speak a few foreign languages and as you know Russian is spread all over the world. Russian is one of the official languages of United Nations.
Another cause is love to Russia and Russian culture. One of our foreign student told that he liked reading Russian literature and it’s better to read in only in Russian because all even very good translations can’t express the depth of the Russian soul. No matter how it’s difficult, but it’s worth it! Especially the poetry must be read only in Russian! Our literature is great and influenced on famous foreign authors such as Honore de Balzak, Thomas Mann etc.
The most interesting for me was when people answered that it’s just a hobby for them! It must be very exciting and funny hobby to learn so difficult language. It’s really very interesting that people from all over the world are keen on learning foreign languages. Unfortunately Russians aren’t so eager to learn languages. Foreigners can meet with difficulties in Russian cities for example in shops, in restaurants on the street. It’s very seldom when service stuff speaks even English. It’s a shame, but the problems have roots in the system of our education. Schools have to pay more attention on learning foreign languages.
By Maria Pyata