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According to statistics published by the Russian Public Russian and foreign education in comparison Research Center in November, 92 percent of respondents consider English the most important foreign language to learn. Yet in spite of this, Russia lags behind the developed world in terms of English proficiency.
It asked Russians which languages should be studied in school, whether or not children will find foreign languages useful in everyday life, and which benefits can be gained from knowing foreign languages. One thousand six hundred Russian residents from towns and cities answered the poll, which was the first of its kind run by VCIOM.
The vast majority of respondents 92 percent think children should study foreign languages in school. Nearly three-quarters of Russians 74 percent are convinced that their children and grandchildren will benefit from knowing other languages.
No more than 5 percent of respondents in each category disagreed that future generations would stand to benefit from knowledge of foreign languages.
The most important languages, according to Russians According to respondents, English is the most useful foreign language 92 percentfollowed by German 17 percentChinese 15 percentand French 10 percent. Only 2 percent of respondents expressed interest in studying Spanish and Japanese, while Italian, Arabic, and Finnish were outsiders, receiving just 1 percent each.
Employers echoed these opinions. According to job search website Superjob, English is preferred in 96 percent of job vacancies that require knowledge of a foreign language. German is mentioned in 59 percent of vacancies, while French and Italian are requested in 14 percent and 11 percent, respectively.
Chinese and Spanish are required in no more than 5 percent of job openings. According to statistics, the majority of world travelers are from big cities. This explains the difference in attitudes toward foreign languages. A source at the Russian Ministry of Science and Education said foreign languages have been a mandatory subject starting in second grade seven and eight year-olds since However, each educational institution independently chooses the number of hours dedicated to foreign language study.
Schools also have the option of introducing a second foreign language starting in fifth grade. Inforeign languages will comprise a third mandatory Unified State Exam, after Russian and mathematics.
Foreign languages as the basis of a successful career Among the advantages to knowing foreign languages, respondents noted the ability to communicate with foreigners, the convenience of traveling abroad, the ability to read books and films in their original language, and wider opportunities for study.
One-fifth of respondents said knowledge of a foreign language offers better chances of getting a high-paying and prestigious job. Not counting English, which is mandatory for students, she said the most popular languages are German, Spanish, Chinese, and French.
Students can choose a second language from among eight options: Chinese was in major demand at the beginning of the s, but since then it has faded in popularity. Marketing Director at the Kelly Services recruiting agency Zhanna Volkova said knowledge of foreign languages gives applicants a big head start in their career.
However, according to representatives of the Superjob website, only 5 percent of job applicants were fluent in English as of October. Fifteen percent said they knew conversational English, while 57 percent indicated only a basic level of English.
Twenty-one percent of respondents had absolutely no knowledge of English. In November, education company Education First published a research report called English Proficiency Indexin which more thanpeople from 63 countries took English language tests.
According to the results, Russia has a low level of English, ranking 36th in the index, next to China 37Brazil 38Mexico 39and Ukraine However, Russia has improved in the last seven years, bumping up its ranking by five slots.
According to the authors of the report, English has become an important element in the Russian economy in recent years. First published in Russian at Kommersant. All rights reserved by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
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