In less than three weeks, more than 1,000 Ukrainians fleeing the war registered for Lithuanian language courses in the capital. Due to the maximum number of participants, registration for the courses will be suspended, but will be resumed in the near future.
„After announcing the registration, we really did not expect such a high level of activity in such a short time, which is gratifying for the motivation of the Ukrainians and obliges us to respond to their needs. We do not want those arriving to have to wait too long, so we are currently suspending registration and inviting volunteer teachers to register so that we can start again with a new wave of courses in the near future“, – said Unė Kaunaitė, director of Edu Vilnius.
Free Lithuanian language courses run by volunteer teachers have already been offered to more than 300 Ukrainian residents who have registered for the courses. Next week, 21 groups will learn the state language. 7 more groups will join soon.
Volunteers who can teach Ukrainian adults the Lithuanian language are currently being sought. Volunteers are invited to register if they have a strong language background, a minimum of teaching experience and (or) the necessary qualifications. Those who register will be taught before they can lead the sessions on their own.
On average, one language course for Ukrainians consists of 25 sessions. Up to 15 people aged 17 and over study in one group.
Volunteers who can lead Lithuanian language courses for Ukrainians are invited to fill in this registration form: https://forms.office.com/r/XrSNenJ7Mh
Lithuanian language training for Ukrainians fleeing the war is organized by City of Vilnius together with Edu Vilnius and Vilnius University in cooperation with Vilnius Night Hive, Vytautas Magnus University, Vilnius Teachers’ House, Danske Bank and the Lithuanian Jewish (Litvak) community and adults in the City of Vilnius and general education schools. The courses are intended for adults who have settled in Vilnius.