Russian Language Ambassadors have set off on their first educational and awareness-raising expedition to India. The classes started on 27 September and will last for a month. More than 200 schoolchildren and students will be their participants.
The goal of the international volunteer programme "Russian Language Ambassadors in the World", which has been implemented by the Pushkin State Institute of Russian Language for eight years, is to increase interest in studying Russian language and culture abroad.
The information partners of the programme "Russian Language Ambassadors in the World" are the publication "Eurasia Today" and the International Media Network TV BRICS.
The educational and awareness-raising expedition in India will be supported by Jawaharlal Nehru University. During four weeks, volunteers will conduct classes for students of the university, as well as for schoolchildren of partner educational organisations. In addition, the participants plan to visit Jai Narain Vyas University where they will present their programme.
In order to make the introduction to the language and traditions of Russia as clear and interesting as possible, the classes are organised in a playful form. Master classes and quests are organised for schoolchildren and students, and various creative tasks are developed. At the same time, the level of Russian language proficiency is taken into account when drawing up the programme.
"India is one of Russia's most important partners, our countries have a long-standing friendship," said Svetlana Ulyanova, project manager, director of the Centre for External Communications and Development of International Youth Programmes at the Pushkin State Institute of Russian Language.
"Indian students, teachers and scholars have been actively participating in the activities of our institute for a long time. I am sure that the expedition of the programme "Russian Language Ambassadors in the World" will allow to strengthen the intercultural dialogue between our countries, to interest Indian schoolchildren and students in the Russian language, culture and literature of Russia. Thanks to the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, this year we have the opportunity to organise long expeditions. This allows us to conduct a large number of classes and see the result of our work at the end of the trip," she emphasised.
In parallel with the expedition of Russian language ambassadors to India, an expedition to Cuba is now taking place. At the end of October volunteers will go to Vietnam. It should be noted that the geography of the project is constantly expanding, during its implementation volunteers have already visited 19 countries, among which are Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Bahrain, Peru, Ecuador, Iran, China and others. More than 48 thousand schoolchildren and students have participated in the programme.Photo: istockphoto.com