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..............
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!
thanks i agree ive been learning russian for 6 months now and i see things differntly then how my friends do...thank you
English is mandatory in Russian schools. No one cares whether it is easy or hard :-)
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?
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.
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?
We hardly have any elective courses at school, even the university curriculum is mostly mandatory for all students, with a strictly planned timetable.