Russia is a major global political and economic player. It has a long history dating back to the 11th century when it was known as Rus’, or Ruthenia.
For a variety of reasons, the country has been frequently featured in the news, particularly in recent years.
Currently, Russian ranks as the seventh most commonly spoken language specifically in terms of the native speakers that it has. Furthermore, this language with a total of Two 58 million speakers across the globe, is also the only surviving Slavic language out of the four major languages that existed previously. This language is widely spoken in both Ukraine and Central Asia and is the official language of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Let’s now see if it’s too late to start learning Russian.
When it comes to mastering any language, there is no doubt that there is a necessity of a specific amount of dedication, time as well as money involved.
You cannot decide to master a new language without the right amount of dedication or effort or time or even money. You need a healthy balance in a Logical ratio of all four. With that said, many individuals also believe that there is a specific time period or a specific age within which people can master languages and after which it becomes rather difficult for them to master them.
Hence, in this blog, we will explore whether it truly is too late for you to begin mastering a language especially as tough as Russian.
Adults learn explicitly, whereas children learn implicitly. We (as adults) want to understand the language’s structure: pronouns, tenses, and adjectives. We must memorise word lists and conjugation patterns. We must practise the sounds used in that language. Children, on the other hand, do not seek explanations: they absorb and process a new language without going through the entire cognitive process described above.
Yes, in the long run, children outperform adult learners.
But despite that my final conclusion is that anyone of any age can learn a language. You may not be able to communicate at the level of a native speaker, but you will be able to communicate effectively and enjoy this new skill.
Nelson Mandela had once said!
“When you speak to a man in a language he understands, it gets into his head.”
When you speak to him in his language, it touches his heart.”
Throughout this blog, we have discussed all the different reasons why it definitely isn’t too late for you to start learning Russian now.
If you think about it, there is no real age that any language is prescribed for learning it. In fact, it is commonly believed that there is no age limit to master or learn anything new in life. This clearly means that no matter what age you belong to what time period you belong to or what time that you have, as long as you are ready to dedicate the right amount of dedication and effort, you will definitely be able to master the language. In my opinion, it is never too late to start learning something new.