Why learn Russian and why learn Russian with CREF?

Why learn Russian in Russia? Because…

  • Russian is the sixth-most spoken language in the world! With 285 million speakers, Russian language is among the top 10 in the world, and you will meet Russian speakers around the world.
  • It is part of exploring a continent. With the dream of going on an adventure through the largest country in the world and its neighboring countries, learning Russian will be the first line of your survival guide.
  • It is to immerse yourself in a very rich culture. Russia has given the world a a large number of composers, musicians, authors, painters, and artists of all genres. In understanding Russian, it is a means of understanding a view of a world culture from a new angle.
  • It is to discover an intellectual logic completely different: embark on a challenge that will give you access to a rich and beautiful language will expand your thinking and your view of the world
  • It is to have the experience that will make a difference on a resume ! Have a profile that stands out, to be the one who was not afraid to engage in the laborious learning of the Russian language to discover its beauty!
  • It is taking the opportunity to be part of a growing market economy: Russia is one of 10 world economic powers, and represents a growing market. Therefore, it has a large number of job opportunities and businesses.
  • It’s taking a step ahead of the international labor market: Russian is used in many fields, and it is the official language of many international organizations.
  • It is exploring a character and charm that will capture you: the Russian soul is fire under ice.
  • It’s learning the language of seduction: Slavic women are among the most beautiful in the world, and no one can remain indifferent to the melody of the Russian language.
  • It is learning an interplanetary language: Russian is the first language of space!

Some advice to understand Russian

  • Do not let the grammar stop you from learning: it is important, but not indispensable for taking your first steps in learning Russian.
  • Do not be afraid of making mistakes: even Russians make mistakes and hesitate in expressing themselves. However, they appreciate a foreigner trying to speak their language and they will take the time to understand you.
  • Read in Russian.
  • Listen to Russian music.
  • Watch Russian films.
  • Come to Russia to practice your skills
  • Come to CREF to take Russian courses with teachers who love their language and their culture.

Some useful sites to discover the Russian language and culture

Many websites are devoted to Russia and explain why learn Russian. Here are a few:
wikipedia.org Wikipedia article on Russia
www.russie.net Russian events in France and information on Russia
infos-russes.com Russian Association France
www.russiefrance.org Russian cultural and scientific center in Paris
rusoch.fr The Russian observer, bilingual publication
www.afr-russe.fr French Association of Russisants
www.egliserusse.eu Russian Orthodox Church of France