Dr Agnieszka Tambor of the School of Polish Language and Culture at the University of Silesia claims that Ukrainian refugees are highly motivated to learn Polish. The school receives hundreds of enquiries about education possibilities.
“People who apply and take part in our courses are highly motivated. Their goal is to find employment adequate to their education level. They are well aware that without Polish they have fewer opportunities in the job market”, said Mrs Tambor.
There are about 500 Ukrainians who learn Polish at the School of Polish Language and Culture, including children, teenagers and adults. The school also offers special online courses for mothers and children. There is a large group of prospective students who would like to study in Poland.
“We emphasise communication skills which are necessary to live in Poland. We provide language skills for shopping or filling in documents. It is important that refugees learn to read and write in the Latin alphabet”, explains Mrs Tambor.
Mrs Tambor indicated that the School of Polish Language and Culture also offers special courses for Polish teachers who are going to teach Ukrainians. Several sets of books were distributed to learning centres that cooperate with the University of Silesia. Some of them offer specialised courses for doctors from Ukraine.
All courses are free of charge. More information available at the School of Polish Language and Culture’s website