Friday, December 30, 2016

President Poroshenko: Knowledge of foreign language opens new world for Ukrainians

December 30, 2016 (UNIAN) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with civil activists and summed up the results of the Year of English in Ukraine, according to the president's press service. The President emphasized that even though the Year of English was about to complete, mass study of English in Ukraine will not be finished. He noted that the process was only at the outset. With the support of the international NGOs, complex programs and free-of-charge language courses have been established. They will be continued next year, the press service reported. 
The Head of State noted that knowledge of English was extremely important, for it provided an opportunity to study in prestigious foreign universities, get a prospective job, read original world classic literature, travel freely, be aware of the last news of science and technology, maintain "people to people contact." The President is confident that knowing English opens new horizons for everyone who want to be a part of the modern world. He called this year's project Go Global very important, ambitious and successful. According to Poroshenko, "it is aimed to change Ukraine, make it a real European state for the majority, especially young generation, to have an opportunity to speak English." "Knowing foreign language is a feature that opens new universe for Ukrainians," Poroshenko said.
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