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Online competition in Russian for foreigners launched by St.Petersburg university
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Acceptance of applications for participation in the international online competition on Russian as a second language (RSL) has started. It is conducted by St. Petersburg State University, the Rossiskoe obrazovanie (Russian education) website reports.
Everyone can register and complete the tasks of the first stage from December 3. Works are accepted until December 18. Participants need to answer the test questions in vocabulary and grammar online, as well as complete tasks in the text.
Those who score the most points will get to participate in the second stage. It is a test that checks participants for knowledge of the lexical, syntactic, grammatical norms of the Russian language. The second round will be held from December 20 to 23.
The best will be determined in two age categories: from 13 to 17 years old and from 18 to 30 years old.
The competition is aimed at developing interest and increasing motivation to learn the Russian language, popularizing Russian culture abroad, and increasing the importance of the Russian language as a language of international communication.
All finalists will have the opportunity to undergo state testing in Russian as a foreign language for free and receive a state certificate.