Most Russians can only read and communicate in English with the help of an online translator 03:00

On average, every second Russian considers it necessary to speak English at a conversational level or at least at a basic level (54%). At the same time, Russians aged 26 to 35 years old mostly responded this way (66% of respondents in this age category). However, Russians over 45 years old consider English to be much less necessary than others – this figure does not exceed 30%. This is shown by a study by Skyeng, the results of which were reviewed by socialbites.ca.

“According to our data, English is most often studied by professionals with higher education aged 26-45 (69%) and living in cities with a population of over a million (73%). Most often, their level of English corresponds to A2-B1 (71%), which allows them to hold conversations on simple topics. No more than 15% of students are 45 years old or older. Although it is believed that English is easier for young people, learning the language as an adult also has its advantages: according to research, adults are better able to perceive and understand the rules, as well as better understand the goals of learning, and therefore have a stronger motivation to learn,” commented Karina Pavlovskaya, brand director of Skyeng.

The majority of respondents said they can read and communicate in English, but only with the help of an online translator (40%). Only one in ten (10% of respondents) can communicate freely and read in English. Most often, Russians can only communicate on simple topics that do not require a large vocabulary (in 15% of cases). One in four (20% of respondents) said they know only basic phrases in English that can be useful in everyday life: Can I have…, My name is, I am from Russia, and other simple sentences. But not everyone knows them: 16% of respondents said they cannot communicate in English at all.

It is interesting that every second Russian knows English only thanks to English lessons at school (48% of respondents), and a quarter of respondents (22%) believe that they should thank not only the school, but also additional lessons and their own abilities. . Most often, Russians aged 26 to 35 (34% of respondents) and Russians aged 18 to 25 (29% of respondents) are grateful for their knowledge of English lessons at school, but the older generation is less likely to thank them: only in 8% of cases.

There are also those who blame the school for their lack of English proficiency: according to the survey results, 7% of them did so, and 2% learned the language on their own after graduating from school.

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Source: Gazeta

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