Tuesday 13 December 2016

Over 60 schools across the country are holding a ‘Day of English’ on 14 December 2016. Students will take part in a Shakespeare-inspired English lesson developed by the British Council, exploring their knowledge of Shakespeare as well as putting on short performances, playing their parts in English. 

In addition to schools, higher educational institutions are also joining this initiative. On 14 December 2016, university students across Ukraine will take part in English discussion clubs to debate the role of cultural diplomacy and soft power in times of conflict.

All these events will involve an interactive approach as the participating teachers, school children and university students will be encouraged to share their experiences, ideas and photos on social networks with the hashtag #WeekOfEnglish.

The Day of English at educational institutions is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the British Council in Ukraine. The initiative is being run as part of the Week of English, from 12 to 18 December 2016, initiated by the GoGlobal campaign. Throughout the week a number of activities involving the use and learning of English will be held nation-wide. The Week is dedicated to the official closure of the highly successful Year of English in Ukraine, and is aimed at promoting the learning of English across the country.

For more information contact Olga Goloborodko, GoGlobal initiative PR-Manager, (096) 466 9210, olga.g@goglobal.com.ua

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. Using the UK’s cultural resources we make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. The majority of our income is raised delivering a range of projects and contracts in English teaching and examinations, education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. Eighteen per cent of our funding is received from the UK government. For more information, please visit: www.britishcouncil.org.ua. You can also keep in touch with the British Council through https://www.facebook.com/BritishCouncilUkraine andhttps://twitter.com/uaBritish.