Why study Russian Language?

In our global economy, learning a second language is becoming an essential ingredient for many people wishing to succeed in a constantly changing environment. And with over 285 million Russian-speakers worldwide living in over 16 different countries, learning Russian is a great choice for a second language.

After weighing six factors (number of primary speakers, number of secondary speakers, number and population of countries where used, number of major fields using the language internationally, economic power of countries using the languages, and socio-literary prestige), G. Weber ("Top Languages",Language Monthly) compiled the following list of the world's ten most influential languages:
(number of points given in parentheses)

1. English (37)
2. French (23)
3. Spanish (20)
4. Russian (16)
5. Arabic (14)
6. Chinese (13)
7. German (12)

Russian is simply the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages, and the largest native language in Europe.

Today Russian language is widely used outside of Russia. Over a quarter of the world's scientific literature is published in Russian. Russian is also a necessary accessory of world communications systems (broadcasts, air- and space communication, etc). Because of the status of the Russian Empire in XXVII-XIX centuries and Soviet Union superpower, Russian has great political importance in the history. Hence, Russian language is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

Moreover, significant Russian-speaking groups also exist in Western Europe. These have been fed by several waves of immigrants since the beginning of XX century, each with its own flavour of language. Western Europe Russian-speaking communities totals 3 million people.

Therefore there will certainly be no shortage of people to practice your newly-acquired talent with!

Diverse Cultural Richness

In addition to expanding your power of communication, learning Russian will also help to broaden your horizons. Russia has a rich and diverse culture that can only be truly appreciated by understanding the language. Imagine travelling across such a huge country from Moscow to Baikal on Trans-Siberian, and being able to communicate directly with the locals wherever you go.

A whole new world will suddenly open up for you! Book a free trial today!

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