Time to learn Ukrainian: register for summer semester at the Ukrainian Institute London

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:

•    Intermediate Beginners: for those students who completed at least 3 months of language tuition
•    Advanced Beginners: for those students who completed at least 9 months of language tuition
•    Advanced Intermediate: for those students who completed at least 2,5 years of language tuition
•    Proficient Users: command of language close to that of a native speaker

Our students comment:

-    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!

Location & classes

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 students are studying in the spacious classes with no more than 10 students in the group.

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 are using YABLUKO textbook series, written by a 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 info@ukrainianinstitute.org.uk to request a code, enabing you to benefit from this discount. 


We run three semesters each year and enrollment is possible at the beginning of each semester.

The dates for Summer Term are: the week commencing 16 April 2018 to the week finishing 5 July 2018 (12 weeks).

Registrations for Summer term are accepted till 12 April 2018.

Following semesters: autumn semester (September to mid December) & winter-spring semester (mid January – end of March).

Cost & discounts

The cost per term is £170.  You will be requested to pay this via bank transfer after enrollment.

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

If you wish to present someone with 12, 24 or 36 lessons of Ukrainian classes, we are happy to produce a personalised Gift Certificate. To order these please write to the Institute’s director Marina Pesenti pesenti@ukrainianinstitute.org.uk

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 Mr. Oleyko worked as an editor and journalist in both print and broadcasting media. Since he moved to London Mr Oleyko 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.

Olga Volosova is a graduate of Karazin Kharkiv National University. She holds PhD in Ukrainian Literature and MA in Ukrainian. She also studied in Harvard Summer School. Olga has been teaching Ukrainian since 1999. Olga was previously teaching at the University of Birmingham. Now, apart from the Ukrainian Institute, she teaches 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.

Maria Semenyuk was born in Lviv, Ukraine. She studied at the Ivan Franko University in Lviv and graduated with BA degree in Classics. Since graduation she taught in different schools first in Ukraine, then in the UK. She has now over 30 years of teaching experience. Apart from teaching Ukrainian at the Institute, she is volunteering at the Ukrainian Saturday school in Waltham Cross.

How to enroll

If you have any questions or wish to join the course, please email us at info@ukrainianinstitute.org.uk. Alternatively you can contact selected teacher directly (using emails provided below).


Evening classes are held once a week. The classes take place according to the following schedule:

Monday 6:30 to 8:30pm - Intermediate Beginners 
Teacher: Olga Volosova olga_volosova@yahoo.co.uk

Monday 6:30 to 8:30pm - Proficient Users 
Teacher: Maria Semenyuk mariasemeniuk1@gmail.com

Thursday 6:30 and 8:30pm - Advanced Beginners 
Teacher: Olga Volosova olga_volosova@yahoo.co.uk

Thursday 6:30 to 8:30pm - Advanced Intermediate 
Teacher: Volodymyr Oleyko voleyko@ukrainianinstitute.org.uk


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