RUSSIAN IN GHANA AND STUDENTS’ COMMON ERRORS

Abstract


The motivation for language learning is influenced by political, social and cultural influence. The Russian language was introduced to the academic curriculum at the University of Ghana several decades ago. To understand advantages and disadvantages of Russian learning, it is necessary to reveal what is behind the language policy in Ghana.In this paper, we consider how language structures are used in the Russian language, and how local languages affect it. By means of the influence of both English language and local languages, we observe common errors that appear in students’ speech and papers.


Yuriy Dzyadyk

Principal contact for editorial correspondence.
ydzyadyk@ug.edu.gh
University of Ghana Box 207, Accra, Legon, Ghana

is language tutor of the Department of Foreign Languages, University Of Ghana

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