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So i know im learning russian to comunicate and maybe make russian friends. Do russians do the same? Is English easy or hard? i have a lot of questions..............

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JayBrodell

People are pretty much the same. Some are very friendly. Others not so friendly. The truth is that by learning another language you are making yourself different and changing the way you see the world. And the Russian language is a pretty good step in that direction. Of course, to really understand a people, you have to be there. For a long time!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FlashIzumaki

thanks i agree ive been learning russian for 6 months now and i see things differntly then how my friends do...thank you

1 year ago

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English is mandatory in Russian schools. No one cares whether it is easy or hard :-)

1 year ago

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    Really? I find it curious because that's different from Belarus.

    In Belarus, you can choose German, French, Spanish, or (in a handful of experimental schools) Mandarin instead of English. I believe Belarus inherited this system from the USSR, so Russia seems to have made changes to its education system. When did Russia make English mandatory?

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    English is not obligatory, just the one taught in the majority of Russian schools. As late as in 2000, schools without English still existed (for example, those teaching French instead)—which, I think, is rather unwise. I am not sure as to how common such schools are now.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zeitschleifer
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    Sounds nice. Does it mean that an average school there normally has teachers of German, French and Spanish available for everyone who wants to learn one of these languages instead of English and that even one pupil is allowed to make such a choice and have classes for himself alone in case that no one else wants to learn Spanish for example?

    1 year ago

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      A school typically specialises in some language, and parents know which language classes will be mandatory for their children when they choose a school.

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      https://www.duolingo.com/FlashIzumaki

      oh i didnt know that....i thought it was a elective.

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/lavendeltee
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      We hardly have any elective courses at school, even the university curriculum is mostly mandatory for all students, with a strictly planned timetable.

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/FlashIzumaki

      oh.... in America at the highschool i go to we can have 2 electives and if u finish your courses early you can pick another elective....thank you for the info.

      1 year ago
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