English for Civil Servants
The Project focuses on English skills development for Ukrainian civil servants involved in representing Ukraine in the world arena, deepening their understanding of appropriate vocabulary as well as improving their knowledge of terminology and language skills which will help in support the process of co-operation with foreign partners.
Participants of the project are civil servants from governmental institutions.
The first pilot was held in February – March 2012 providing 28 hours of teaching (4 hours x 7 weeks). We reached 330 civil servants.
The second phase started in September 2012 and finished in March 2013 and 780 civil servants were involved in the project. The project took place in Kyiv and Crimea (Simferopol and Sevastopol), providing in total approximately 90 teaching hours.
The third phase of the project started in December 2013 and lasted until March 2015. Eight governmental institutions joined the project successively from December 2013 until March 2014 and three more joined the project in September 2014. A pool of 13 teachers delivered 224 hours in total to 300 civil servants from 11 institutions by March 2015.
The fourth phase of the project is identified within timeframe of April 2015 until March 2016. In April 2015, 400 civil servants were receiving tuition from a pool of 16 teachers.
The project extension resulted in 100 more civil servants from Presidential Administration who joined the project in November 2015. The pool of teachers has increased by 22 ESP professionals.
In the framework of British Council Ukraine English for Civil Servants project professional ESP teachers have been delivering lessons to civil servants from the Verkhovna Rada (the Parliament), the Cabinet of Ministers, the Administration of the President, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Diplomatic Academy, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Education, State Fiscal Service, the Ministry of Culture, State Financial Monitoring Service, the Ministry of Youth and Sport, National Academy of the Ukrainian Public Prosecutor’s Office.