First Free English Classes

The first group of Ukrainians began improving their English Skills.

On June 28th the first two groups of Ukrainians began taking English classes at Studieskolen. These pilot classes were made possible thanks to a donation from Lemvigh-Müller Fonden and took place for a period of two months during the summer. The purpose of this initiative was to help our Ukrainian friends to acquire and improve their English skills. This is the only way for them to get a better access to the labour market while they are in Denmark. The feedback received was highly encouraging.

The comments from Studieskolen were very positive: Students’ engagement was very high, and they were diligent about doing homework. They really wanted to learn, and they were ager to help and encourage one another in the learning process. They seemed happy overall and were very thankful for what they were learning.

All students rated the quality of teaching with 5 stars. Almost 90% of the students rated acquiring new knowledge with 4 to 5 stars. Over 50% of the students confirmed improving on skills after the classes with a rating of 4 or 5 stars.

Tara Klarlund Hogen, the head of the English Department at Studieskolen, shared these impressions: “I met the students regularly. They always seemed so happy and engaged. It was good that they could have their young children with them in class. One teacher brought colouring books and markers for the children. This helped them stay entertained and involved.

Overall there was a sense of purpose and direction. Some talked about jobs. Others signed up for the new free intensive courses (14 weeks) that Studieskolen offered. It was a pleasure working with Aid Ukraine Denmark on this Pilot Program. We kept in close contact throughout and this led to a good collaboration. Thank you in particular to Mette and Margarita at Aid Ukraine Denmark.”