Ukrainian delegation from Ternopil Pedagogical National University gathers on the USask campus alongside staff and faculty from the College of Education. (Photo: Connor Jay)

USask hosts Ukrainian teachers for English language course

SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to interview visiting Ukrainian teachers as their three-week course on English as an Additional Language instruction at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) concludes.

The elementary and high school teachers are part of a delegation of educators and government officials from the Ternopil region in Western Ukraine. They arrived in Saskatoon on March 3 to take part in course work and cultural activities facilitated by the College of Education to build English-language teaching capacity in Ukrainian schools.

Following their return to Ukraine, the educators will share their knowledge with pre-service English teachers training at Ternopil National Pedagogical University (TNPU). The program’s goals are aligned with Ukraine’s increasing emphasis on building English-language skills to accelerate European integration. The group returns to Ukraine on March 24.

Closing presentations: Current Methods in Teaching English as a Global Language
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am (interviews available at 11 am)
Location: Room 2001, Education Building, 28 Campus Drive

Available interviewees:
  • Ukrainian educators
  • Nadia Prokopchuk, course instructor, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education

Since 2013, USask and TNPU have established formal international partnership agreements to facilitate Ukrainian language study abroad initiatives through St. Thomas More College. On March 12, a renewed partnership was established between USask (College of Education), TNPU and STM through a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony.

In addition to the College of Education and TNPU, the program’s sponsors include the Government of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Advanced Education, USask International Office, USask Culinary Services, Ternopil Regional State Administration, Ternopil City Administration, Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage (STM), Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan, and the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood (Bishop Roborecki Branch).


For more information, contact:
Meagan Hinther
Manager, Communications and External Relations
College of Education
University of Saskatchewan