Russian Language Ambassadors in the World Visited Armenia
On December 9, the international volunteer project Russian Language Ambassadors in the World kicked off in Armenia. The participants of the program visited Russian-Armenian University and RAU’s school Usmunk within their educational expedition.
At RAU, they had a chance to attend a lecture “Lessons from Armenia” by Head of Department of Russian Language and Professional Communication Associate Prof. Karen Hakobyan, who introduced the peculiarities of the Armenian phonetics and grammar. The volunteers also met with RAU Rector Prof. Armen Darbinyan and shared their impressions. Prof. Darbinyan highlighted the need for a mutual cultural exchange, and the program participants confided that they had already fallen in love with Armenia.
The international volunteer project ‘Russian Language Ambassadors in the World’ has been implemented by the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute since 2015, with the support of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, as part of the program for development of student associations. The program aims at spreading the Russian language, culture and literature, as well as to strengthen international partnerships, promote tolerance and support the dialogue of cultures. In various parts of the world, Russian Language Ambassadors introduce the Russian language, culture and literature to international learners using interactive teaching methods, and get acquainted with the traditions and language of the host country in their turn.