Thousands of people flock Moscow every year in an effort to learn the Russian language. The most traditional way that people preferred to learn the language was by joining various Universities. However, due to the high demand by foreign learners, Russian language schools cropped up. This gave learners a wide variety of schools to chose from depending on the fees, location, duration and level of fluency one has. Most language schools have also tried to incorporate the Russian culture into their language programs. When choosing a school, take time to learn more about it to ensure that you select the best program that will help you learn the Russian language and culture best.
Russian is the official language that is spoken in the Russian Federation. Out of its total population, it is estimated that 81% of people speak Russian as their first and only language. Other minority languages that are spoken in Russia include Tartar, which is the most popular minority language, Chechen, Ukrainian, Modvir, Bashir and Chuvash. People who speak minority languages in Russia are bilingual as most of them also know Russian. The Russian language is also spoken in Kazakhstan, Belarus, Canada, the US and Ukraine and other countries which were formerly part of the USSR. The grammar and pronunciation of the language is what makes it challenging for learners to master Russian. On the brighter side, learning the Russian language will make it much easier for you to learn other Slavic languages such as Polish, Bosnian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Czech. There are approximately 277 million people who speak the Russian language.
Russia is the biggest country in the world. It is renown for its opera, ballet, theaters, classical music and visual art. Knowledge of Russian will open up employment opportunities in Russia as well as the US and other countries where Russian is spoken. Some of the companies where Russian speakers can work include publishing houses, law firms, media or government employees. There are also teachers, health-care professionals and social care workers who are needed in Russia, as the break up of the USSR led to a large number of immigrants into Russia and they need care.