The development of international relations between African countries and Russia, the genuine interest of African states in international cooperation in the field of education, problems in the study of the Russian language and the difficulties in adaptation of African students to life in Russia determine the relevance of this article. The purpose of the work is discussing of the problems faced by students from the Republic of Angola in the study of Russian as a foreign language (hereinafter – TRFLs), depending on the aspect of the language and the aspect of learning, and identification of possible solutions. A methodological base was used an integrated approach consisting of methods of observation and generalization of pedagogical experience, a survey of students from Angola, as well as statistical methods of data analysis. It is established that the problems of teaching Angolan TRFL students are related to interlingual intervention, national-cultural characteristics and their psychological personality type. An important role in the study of the TRFL is played by the emotional component. To eliminate the identified learning difficulties, it is preferable to use an ethno-oriented approach with elements of other methodological areas, and also to build a methodological model of teaching Angolan (and more widely African) TRFL students in the future, which becomes the prospect of the present study.
Key words: Russian as a foreign language, ethno-oriented approach, teaching method, survey, adaptation, Angolan students
For Reference: Pisar, N. V. (2019). Teaching Russian as a foreign language to students from the Republic of Angola. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 41 (5), 215-228. doi: 10.32744/pse.2019.5.16
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Nadezhda V. Pisar (Russia, Kaliningrad) - PhD in Philological Sciences, Associate Professor of Institute for the Humanities. Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University. E-mail: NPisar@kantiana.ru