Empirical analysis of challenges in learning the Russian language in the University of Nigeria

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Learning a new language comes with its own set of challenges, even the brigh-test students can find the new language to be difficult to understand. Looking at the progress already made in the field of studying Russian in Nigeria in the last fifty-nine years, the language presents some noticeable challenges. This paper is aimed at examining the difficulties of learning the Russian language in the University of Nigeria. A descriptive method was used, and the data were collected as a result of the survey of 36 students studying Russian. The findings revealed that different social and economic factors affect Russian language learning in Nigeria. Also, there was no significant difference in the answers of male and female students about the difficulties in learning the Russian language in Nigeria. Based on the findings of this study, it was concluded that different factors (especially level of education, parents’ occupation and level of income) are among the major difficulties of learning Russian in Nigerian universities. Thus, the study recommends that Nigeria government should encourage the respective universities to teach Russian with better funding and sponsorship of some programs, such as conferences and seminars.


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Eseohe Glory Okoedion

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Author for correspondence.
Email: glory.okoedion@unn.edu.ng
Nsukka, 410001, Enugu State, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Ph.D. Student, Department of Foreign Languages and Literary Studies, Faculty of Arts

Ugo Chuks Okolie

Delta State University, Abraka

Email: ugookolie3@gmail.com
PMB 1, Abraka, Delta State, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Ph.D. Student, Department of Political Science

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