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ERIC Number: ED053583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 13
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The Place of the English Language in the U.S.S.R.
Nash, Rose
In comparing the teaching of English in the Soviet Union and in Puerto Rico, the author notes that English language instruction in the Soviet Union is characterized by well-trained teachers, good facilities, and an emphasis on practical phonetics, although writing skills are not up to contemporary standards. People are avid and enthusiastic students, but the program suffers from lack of contact with an English-speaking country. In Puerto Rico there is contact with an English-speaking country, but a lack of well-trained teachers and good facilities exists. There is also a difference in attitude toward learning English. The Soviet citizen studies English to enrich his life and is not afraid that he will lose his Russian culture. In Puerto Rico many students regard the study of English as a necessary evil that will soon be done away with, making it a waste of time. (VM)
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Identifiers: Puerto Rico; USSR
Note: Reprint from Revista Interamericana Review; v1 n1 Spr 1971