Every year thousands of foreigners start to learn Russian. So, why is Russian so popular among foreigners?
The main reasons for learning Russian:
- Russian is one of the most widely spoken languages
About 300 million people speak Russian. Russian is spoken not only in Russia, but almost in every part of the world. Among them is Azebaycan, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus, USA, Israel, Germany, Bulgaria etc. In addition, Russian is one of the 6 official and working languages of the United States.
- The increase in the number of countries that you can easily visit
Since Russian is one of the most spoken languages in the world, after learning Russian you can feel comfortable and have no language barriers while visiting most of the countries mentioned above.
- Opportunities to find a prestigious and well-paid job
Russian is one of the most desired languages abroad.Russia, that has developed politics, economics and science, cooperates with various foreign countries. Thus, working areas of those who speak Russian are wider and their competitiveness is higher than the competitiveness of those who do not have knowledge of Russian.
- An opportunity to get acquainted with the world-famous Russian culture
Russian culture take a very important place in world culture. Probably there is no anybody, who is not familiar with masterpieces of distinguished Russian writers such as Dostoevski, Pushkin, Lermontov, Tolstoy. Their works are very famous and have been translated into many languages.
- Opportunities to learn cognate languages
When you have learned Russian, you will have a chance to learn more easily its cognate languages such as Belarusian, Polish, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Czech, which are very similar in terms of grammar, vocabulary and alphabet.
If you have decided to learn Russian, we suggest you do this on language courses in Belarus. Belarusian universities offer foreign students a variety of courses of Russian language and summer schools. So, why Belarus?