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This post was edited by serenades at 2018-3-16 16:04

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Children attend a Chinese language lesson at a secondary school in Moscow, December 14, 2017. [Photo/IC]


(From China Plus) Written and oral tests for Mandarin are being included in Russia's national college entrance exam as an elective foreign language, according to announcement by Sergey Kravtsov, deputy minister of education and science of the Russian Federation reported in Sputnik News.


The deputy minister said the change to the college exams was three years in the making, but that supporting materials and resources are now in place.

Students in Russia are expected soon to sit elective foreign language exams on five languages: English, French, German, Spanish, and now Mandarin.

The announcement on Wednesday comes after earlier reports said Russia's Education Supervision Bureau was aiming to have completed preparations for the inclusion of Mandarin by 2020.


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This post was edited by ConfuciusPhD at 2018-3-16 23:28

Excellent move.
Why not ?

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ConfuciusPhD Post time: 2018-3-16 23:14
Excellent move.
Why not ?

Yes, why not? Russians who study a foreign language at college level tend to be excellent at using it.

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Post time 2018-3-17 09:40:01 |Display all floors
In the honeymoon of China and the USSR, all Chinese people could at least speak one or two sentences of Russian and a whole generation grew up amid the Soviet songs and music, so what? When the time came for having changes, everything changed.

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GreenNanning Post time: 2018-3-17 09:40
In the honeymoon of China and the USSR, all Chinese people could at least speak one or two sentences ...

Russian was taught in China well into the 1970s, but it never was a mandatory subject. However, some learnt the language pretty well. It was better learnt than is English today.

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My grandfather had lived in the Harbin City for five decades before 1980 where he had seen many Russian businessmen speaking Mandarin to make dealings while the some local people also learned to use Russian for exchange!
For an example: The local dialect ‘mai-te’ comes from Russian which means ‘dirty’.
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SEARU Post time: 2018-3-17 15:50
My grandfather had lived in the Harbin City for five decades before 1980 where he had seen many Russ ...

"For an example: The local dialect ‘mai-te’ comes from Russian which means ‘dirty’."
What is "dirty" in Russian ?

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