The Ukrainian language should get the status of language of international communication. This was at the world forum of Ukrainians was declared by the Minister of education and science, Liliya Hrynevych, UKRINFORM reported.

“When I was on the forums of Ukrainians of the world, I always feel surprised by the fact that people who speak on a wide range of world languages, talk to each other in Ukrainian. I am sure that the Ukrainian language should have the status of language of international communication,” – said Grinevich.

The Minister said that the already developed international standard for Ukrainian language, and work is also underway on the implementation of the internationally recognized certification exam in Ukrainian as a foreign language, which will allow foreigners to learn Ukrainian as a second foreign language.

According to her, the Ministry has already approved the action plan to support education abroad in Ukrainian.

The forum was also awarded the best foreign teacher of Ukrainian language. The winners of this year according to the results of the competition were an elementary school teacher from Canada and Ioannina, the Vyg, the teacher of the Ukrainian language from Norway, Nina Hagen and from Romania – Narcisse Hrycaniuk.

16 Aug Grinevich declared that in the framework of the EU programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020, several tens of young Ukrainian scientists will receive funding for their projects.

See also: Liliya Hrynevych: education Reform will require 10-20 years

Grinevich: Ukrainian must have the status of language of international communication 21.08.2016

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