The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on declaring 2016 the year of the English language in the country, said Tuesday the press service of the head of the country.
"The head of state made this decision in order to ensure the integration of Ukraine into the European political, economic, scientific and educational space, and equally in support of the programme Go Global, which defines Learning English one of the priorities of the strategy of development of Ukraine ", – notified on the Internet office of the Ukrainian President.
because of this, Kiev has planned the introduction of educational TV and radio programmes on studying English language for different categories of residents, expanding the practice of screening films in English with subtitles in the Ukrainian language." According to the Decree, required to be carried out assessment of level of knowledge of civil servants on English language courses and is organized for its study. The study of the English language required to be included in the programme of increasing qualification of state officials and officials of local self-government ", – it is reported in the report. The Cabinet Ministers was commissioned to create and approve a set of measures for 2016 and subsequent years aimed at enhancing the study of the inhabitants of the English language, as well as to study the issue of attracting international financial and technical assistance. In mid-October, the head of Ukraine for the celebrations on the occasion of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy made the initiative to introduce English as the second working language along with the Ukrainian countrywide. On 18 August the head of the foreign Ministry of the country Pavlo Klimkin reported that knowledge of English became a requirement for all Ukrainian diplomats and administrative-technical staff of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine. In July, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko asked in a persistent form from the staff officers of the military power in one year to learn English. June 4, Poroshenko addressed to the Parliament, stated that Learning English will become one of priorities of strategy of development of Ukraine, and 2016 will be declared the year of English. Remember also, in October 2014 the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the second mandatory for study language in Ukraine is obliged to become English, and " not Russian ".