Over the past 10 years, interest in the Russian language in Latin America has been growing steadily. Student exchange programs with Russian universities have been resumed, conferences for teachers of Russian as a foreign language are being held, and new courses (programs) are being opened, allowing anyone who is willing to learn Russian.
On September 10, 2019, a teleconference was held between Polygled and ALAR executives. Tatyana Chibinyaeva, founder and CEO of Polygled, and Jorge Cieza de Leon Tuesta, founder and CEO of ALAR, discussed possible areas of cooperation. Following the results of the negotiations, the parties confirmed the future cooperation.
Thanks to the Polygled platform, Latin Americans who want to learn or maintain Russian at a conversational level will be able to practice it regularly with native speakers. In turn, the partnership with Polygled will help ALAR to develop its position on the international market, in order to strengthen the success of recruitment campaigns on the American continent for training both in the short and long term programs in the Russian Federation, as well as on its own courses, implemented by the organization.
ALAR was formed in 1999, bringing together a group of Latin American graduates of Russian universities and Russian citizens living in Latin America. ALAR has offices in Lima (head office), Quito, La Paz, Bogota, Mexico City and Sao Paulo. The organization also has a coordinating representative in the United States. The main objectives of ALAR are to promote Russian language learning in the Americas and to disseminate information about learning opportunities in the Russian Federation. ALAR has more than 20,000 subscribers and more than 60,000 unique visitors to its websites in Spanish www.universidades-rusia.com and Portuguese www.faculdadesrussas.com every month.
Good potential for cooperation between ALAR and Polygled was demonstrated by the joint participation in the International Education Fair in Mexico City from 10 to 17 October. It was attended by more than 9 thousand young people, who were presented with the opportunities of the Polygled platform.