Language schools

Language_schoolIf you are moving to Ukraine to work, you may find that your company or organisation will invest in some Russian or Ukrainian languages classes or a tutor for you (in the same way that many expats in Ukraine make ends meet by teaching their own language to native Ukrainian or Russian speakers). Often these companies regularly cooperate with a preferred language school or freelance teacher.

If your company or organisation doesn’t have such a plan in place, or if you would like to be more flexible with when and how you learn, you can find a teacher or school independently. The same - as regards your family members teaching. Professionals often advertise in Kiev’s English-language newspaper the Kiev Post – or you can look online.

You may also be interested if to study Russian or Ukrainian language in Ukraine. Both origins from the same language group so are similar by their complexity to comprehend. While taking decision, take into account such terms as:

Though Ukrainian is the only official language of the country, you can communicate Russian elsewhere.

Better still, pop into ExpatUA’s forum to speak to our expats about their experience of learning Ukrainian and Russian here…

  • region of your residence (the Western tends to Ukrainian, the Eastern and the Southern – to Russian, Kiev – 50x50, depending on the particular company’s corporate culture);
  • area of your communications (if you are responsible for ex-Soviet countries area, Russian – no doubts).

Though Ukrainian is the only official language of the country, you can communicate Russian elsewhere.

Better still, pop into ExpatUA’s Forum to speak to our expats about their experience of learning Ukrainian and Russian here…

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