Why learn Russian?
- The Russian language today is the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages, the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, and the fifth native language spoken in Europe. The number of speakers of the Russian language as a native language amounts to 167 million, and also 110 million speak it as a second language.
- It is one of the six official and active UN languages, along with most other international organizations.
- The Russian alphabet is a variant of the Greek (Byzantine), invented in the 9th century to spread the Bible in Slavic-speaking world. It is Cyri’sl and Methodius’ work, monks from Thessaloniki, whose actions had a decisive role in the Russian language.
- The Russian language is a rich and expressive language without great difficulties for the Greek-speaking students (compared to English-speaking ones), because of the common origin and common grammatical structure and syntax. Also, in the Russian language many words with Greek roots are used, which are easily understood by students.
- The Greek people for centuries maintained close relations with Russia. In recent years because of its business boom Russia has developed into a market with enormous potential for exploitation in all areas. The Greeks learn Russian for many different reasons from seeking a better position in the tourism sector or in the global labor market, to studying in Russian universities or even developing their business activities.
How long does it take to speak the language and communicate in everyday situations?
A student will be able to communicate in everyday life issues after 100-120 teaching hours.
When can someone sit for the CEFR exams?
The examinations are conducted in Athens twice a year (June and December) from the Moscow State University Lomonosov and Pushkin Institute in Moscow.
The Russian language courses are offered throughout the year. Thanks to the flexibility of the curriculum, you can choose the days and hours that are convenient to you.
Private lessons are offered for all levels.
The EUROLINGUA Language Centre courses correspond to all levels of knowledge of the Russian language according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF).
|A1 & A2||3 hours / week (* 40 weeks)||Total 120 teaching hours|
|B1 & B2||4 hours / week (* 40 weeks)||Total 160 teaching hours|
|C1 & C2||4 hours / week (* 40 weeks)||Total 160 teaching hours|