Please note: due to disruptions related to the Coronavirus, our language classes are cancelled until further notice.

Ukrainian language classes

Ukrainian Institute London has been offering Ukrainian language classes for over 30 years. Hundreds of students have studied Ukrainian with us. In the recent survey, over 80% expressed their high satisfaction with the quality of materials used and methods of teaching. 

The Ukrainian Institute provides Ukrainian language courses for learners at four levels:

Complete Beginners (no prior knowledge of Ukrainian)
Time: Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30pm
Teacher: Olha Volosova

Upper Beginners (for students who have completed at least 1 term of language tuition)
Time: Mondays 6:30 to 8:30pm
Teacher: Iryna Sandalovych

Intermediate (for students who have completed at least 3 terms of language tuition)
Time: Mondays 6:30 to 8:30pm
Teacher: Olha Volosova

Advanced Intermediate (for students who have completed at least 2.5 years of language tuition)
Time: Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30pm
Teacher: Volodymyr Oleyko

Groups of other levels could be formed given sufficient demand. 

Please note: due to disruptions related to the Coronavirus, our language classes are cancelled until further notice.


-    It’s a great set-up and great value for money. I went to lessons here for many years, from beginner to proficient.
-    I really enjoy the course. I have made some progress and have met some really nice people. The atmosphere in the class is great – all thanks to the teacher.
-    I am very grateful that the language school exists, as otherwise I’m not sure where I would learn Ukrainian!


Conveniently located at 79 Holland Park, the school is minutes walk from the Holland park tube station (Central line) and bus route #94 (easy access to Shepherds Bush tube station). 

The classes are held in spacious classrooms with no more than 10 students in the group.

Our teachers

Our teachers are native speakers with relevant teaching qualifications with many years of experience of teaching Ukrainian as foreign language.

Volodymyr Oleyko was born in Pustomyty near the city of L'viv in Ukraine. He earned his MA in Journalism from the Ukrainian Academy of Publishing and his MSc in Political Economy from the London School of Economics. In Ukraine, Volodymyr worked as an editor and journalist in both print and broadcasting media. Since he moved to London, Volodymyr has been actively involved in activities of the local Ukrainian community. He is a member of the Ukrainian Writers' Union and an author of two published books of poetry.


Olha Volosova is a graduate of Karazin Kharkiv National University. She holds a PhD in Ukrainian Literature and MA in Ukrainian. She also studied at the Harvard Summer School. Olha has been teaching Ukrainian since 1999. Olga previously taught at the University of Birmingham. Now, apart from the Ukrainian Institute, she teaches at UCL. Her publications include Collins Ukrainian Mini Gem and Gem Dictionaries (she is the editor of the Ukrainian content) and textbooks on Ukrainian Literature for Years 5 and 6 for St Mary's Ukrainian School in London.


Iryna Sandalovych was born in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. She gained her BA in English and MA in Management and Business Administration at the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk. Iryna has extensive experience of teaching Ukrainian to students from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities, and also completed a course in teaching Ukrainian as a foreign language. Outside of the Ukrainian Institute, Iryna has taught Ukrainian at St. Mary's Ukrainian School as well as a private tutor in London. She has been a member of Molodyi Teatr London since 2012


Teaching materials & methodology

Our courses are based on practical Ukrainian that you can use everyday. Conversation and speaking are the focus with lots of grammar & writing practice. You will also benefit from the chance to attend events organised at the Institute where you can meet and practice with native speakers.

We use the YABLUKO textbook series, written by an expert team of educators according to the latest communicative methodology to learn Ukrainian as a second language. Students of the Ukrainian Institute London are entitled to 15% discount when ordering these books. Please write to to request a code, enabing you to benefit from this discount. 


Please note: due to disruptions related to the Coronavirus, our language classes are cancelled until further notice.

We run three terms each year and enrollment is possible at the beginning of each term.

The year is divided into the following terms: Autumn Term (September to mid December),  Winter Term (mid January – end of March) and Summer Term (April-July). 

The dates for Winter Term are: the week commencing 20 January 2020 to the week finishing 6 April 2020 (12 weeks).

Cost & discounts

The cost per term is £200.  You will be requested to pay this via bank transfer after enrollment.

A minimum of four students must enrol per group for it to go ahead.

Those paying for all three terms will benefit from 10% discount. 

If you wish to give someone the gift of 12, 24 or 36 Ukrainian classes, we are happy to produce a personalised Gift Certificate. To order these please write to the Institute’s director Marina Pesenti

How to enroll

If you have any questions or wish to join the course, please email us at Alternatively you can contact selected teacher directly.

Olha Volosova:
Iryna Sandolovych:
Volodymyr Oleyko:


If you have any questions, please drop us a line at and we’ll get back to you right away.