Mirchevska-Bošev. B. Why Macedonians Learn Russian
The situation with the Russian language in the Republic Macedonia for a long time has been seen as critical. Previous researches on the position of the Russian language in the Republic Macedonia find a constant decline in the number of students who study Russian language in primary and secondary schools. But alongside this, there is an increased number of interested in the study of Russian language courses offered by foreign language centers and schools. This was a reason to conduct a survey among students of these courses about what motivated them to choose namely the Russian language. According to the survey we can conclude that the motivesof the participants are complex and varied but emotional, aesthetic and pragmatic motives dominate.
motivation, Russian Language Learning, Republic of Macedonia, foreign language schools