In 1999, the NATO Liaison Office launched a language training programme in Ukraine. The programme objective: to support retired and retiring Ukrainian military personnel in their integration into civil life. 

Since 2000, the British Council and NATO have been jointly implementing the project and the British Council has conducted English courses for more than 2000 ex-servicemen and women who have obtained the employability skills necessary in the civil sector upon finishing their military careers. The average percentage of employed graduates of resettlement courses stands at around 80%.

As one of the NATO partners in implementation of the project, the British Council in Ukraine has conducted more than two hundred 400-hr intensive courses for retired military personnel from Nizhyn, Chernihiv, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Sevastopol, Sumy, Lviv, Khmelnytskyi, Kharkiv and Kyiv. 

The students in the programme have demonstrated remarkable diligence, determination and discipline by immersing themselves into learning for five hours, five times a week.   

The last group started their classes online in October 2020. New applications are now closed due to the closure of this direction of the programme by the NATO Liaison Office.  

Study with us

If you’re interested in studying with the British Council, please consult the following information about our English courses for adults.

Apart from that, we have prepared a compilation of free learning resources which will help you in self-studies: 

  1. Take our free online level test to discover your English level. At the end of the test, you will receive an English level from beginner to advanced.
  2. Use the English level from your test to find useful learning activities, videos and games below.

Select your level:

Pre-intermediate 3

Pre-intermediate 4


Grammar: Verbs followed by –‘ing’ or ‘to

Reading: Dreams

Vocabulary: A few


Grammar: Conditionals (video)

Topic development (reading): Animals in the city

Vocabulary: Animals

Vocabulary: Farm animals


Grammar: Present perfect

Grammar: Adjectives ending in ‘ed’ or ‘ing’

Topic development (reading): The only thing to fear is...

Pre-intermediate 5

Life events

Grammar: Present perfect, simple and continuous

Listening: An invitation to a party (audio)

Reading: Good night stories for rebel girls

Writing: Someone I admire


Vocabulary: Moving

Vocabulary: Football

Pre-intermediate 6

Daily schedules and routine

Vocabulary: Daily routines

Vocabulary – daily routine

International inventions

Passive form 1

Passive form 2 (video)

Reading: Technology

 Useful links


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