Hanna Smith
hanna.smith [at] helsinki.fi

Tuomas Forsberg
tuomas.forsberg [at] helsinki.fi

Conference secretary
Maarit Elo-Valente
maarit.elo-valente [at] helsinki.fi

Conference Intern
Ville Tuppurainen
ville.tuppurainen [at] helsinki.fi

Concerence e-mail:
fcree-aleksconf [at] helsinki.fi

2013
The Aleksanteri Institute

Unioninkatu 33 (P.O. Box 42)
00014 University of Helsinki
phone +358-(0)9-191 23642
fax +358-(0)9-191 23615

aleksanteri [at] helsinki.fi

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Bergmann, Anka

Russian as a foreign language at schools - between politics and market

The talk will analyze, which parameters determine the interest in Russian as a Foreign language and the situation of teaching and learning Russian language at schools. First of all this is related to political treatments, settings of educational and language policy, media exposure and the construction of auto- and heteroimages. The interplay of these factors will be shawn with a focus on Russian as school subject in Germany considering historical aspects.