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More people willing to learn Russian in Syria
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The number of those who want to learn Russian is increasing among residents of Syria, teachers at local educational institutions say, according to RIA Novosti. Russian language is taught at the leading Syrian universities located in Damascus, Aleppo, and Latakia. Somewhere the study of Russian language is part of the obligatory program, somewhere the electives work. At the University of Aleppo, a little more than sixty hours were allocated for the initial Russian language course. And at the University of the Syrian capital, the first professional translators have already received diplomas.
Some students of Russian language courses are engaged in it, since they cannot do without it in their professional activities - many bilateral projects are developing in Syria with the participation of Russia in various directions. Others just want to get to know Russian culture better.
Note, university students in Syrian Homs and Latakia will also study Russian. The faculties of Russian language will also open at the universities of Tishrin and Baas.
Syrian universities have concluded about 40 cooperation agreements with Russian universities. The partnership between higher educational institutions of the two countries will facilitate the opening of faculties, and schoolchildren studying Russian language will be able to continue their education. Their number has now exceeded eighteen and a half thousand.
Russian language faculty works at the University of Damascus, and it is very difficult to enter, because the competition is growing every year.