Ukrainian Language classes - new term starts 20 January 2020


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

Complete Beginners (this class will be launched if we get enough students joining)

Beginners (for those students who completed at least 3 months of language tuition)

Upper Beginners (at least two terms of language tuition)

Advanced Intermediate (for those students who completed at least 2.5 years of language tuition)

Groups of other levels could be formed given sufficient demand. 


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

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.

The minimum of four students have to enrol into into one group for it to go ahead.

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.

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.


The classes take place according to the following schedule:

Monday 6:30 to 8:30pm Beginners (for those students who completed at least 3 months of language tuition)

Teacher: Iryna Sandalovych


Monday 6:30 to 8:30pm Upper Beginners (at least two terms of language tuition)

Teacher: Olha Volosova

Thursday 6:30 to 8:30pm Advanced Intermediate (for those students who completed at least 2,5 years of language tuition)

Teacher: Volodymyr Oleyko


How to enroll

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

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 montague@ukrainianinstitute.org.uk to request a code, enabing you to benefit from this discount. 


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