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New German courses for people from Ukraine starting 18 April

The Goethe-Institut set up the first special courses for people from Ukraine in mid-March. More than 1,700 participants registered for the online German courses at A1 and A2 level within 48 hours. From mid-April, special courses with about 1,000 places will be offered again. Registration will be possible from 11 April at: www.goethe.de/ukraine. The offer is limited, courses start on 18 April. It will be supplemented by free self-study offers at www.goethe.de/meinwegnachdeutschland.

The Goethe-Institut offers people from Ukraine who have fled the war to Germany or are planning to flee there courses in "German for beginners" (A1-A2) in online format - for the symbolic price of 7 hryvnia (0.25 euros). The offer is open to all people from Ukraine (proof of passport or residence permit). The limited offer can be booked while places last at: www.goethe.de/ukraine

Johannes Ebert, Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut: "In view of the suffering in Ukraine, we all feel the need to support the people from there wherever we can. The Goethe-Institut, which is responsible for cultural exchange and the German language, has therefore very quickly developed special programmes for cultural workers from Ukraine and is offering German courses almost free of charge in the current challenging situation. In view of the enormous need, every additional German course can facilitate the individual arrival of Ukrainians in Germany."

On the page "Mein Weg nach Deutschland" - which is usually aimed at people who come to Germany to work - the Goethe-Institut also provides information for Ukrainians - for example on assistance, telecommunications, health insurance, kindergartens and schools, and lots of information on free self-study programmes for the German language at: www.goethe.de/meinwegnachdeutschland

The Goethe-Institut Ukraine
The Goethe-Institut has been active in Ukraine since 1993. The institute in Kyiv coordinates a large network of three cultural societies, 15 language learning centres, 17 partner libraries or reading rooms and many university cooperations. A total of 115 colleagues work there - most of them have left the country in the meantime due to the Russian invasion or are in Western Ukraine.