Welcome

 

Welcome to the Ukrainian National Federation’s English Language Learning Program. This program is a component of the UNF’s Support Programming for Displaced Families. This program is open, free of charge to Ukrainians, who have recently arrived in Toronto who are displaced as a result of russia’s war in Ukraine. Our goal is to assist newcomers to advance their English and improve their chances of finding a promising job.

 The UNF offers in-person group classes that are free of charge and cover all levels of English:

    • Elementary (A1),
    • Pre-Intermediate (A2),
    • Intermediate (B1),
    • Upper-Intermediate (B2).

Our program is created and led by the certified English teacher, Olga Stefurak, with more than 8 years of experience in this field.

In our classes we will cover all crucial topics, practice grammar, and develop listening & speaking skills. While creating this program, we have taken current needs of the newcomers, who are willing to take interviews, write CVs and communicate with coworkers in English. All the materials are up-to-date and will be provided to each student. Each group contains no more than 8 students.

Participants will also be able to take part in our casual Speaking Clubs and Movie Nights, so we can know each other better. We aim to create an amiable atmosphere, where everyone feels comfortable, safe, ready to move forward.

 

My name is Olya Stefurak. I have joined UNF recently as the English Teaching Program Leader.

I was born and raised in Ukraine, in a small town Horodenka, Ivano-Frankivsk region. I studied English language and literature at Kyiv National Linguistic University and got my Master’s Degree there. I had been working as an English teacher for some time and then started my own online English school. Since 2019 I have been developing my blog on social media and reached 80 thousand subscribers. My main aim is to inspire people to learn English and develop their career pathways. In 2020 I created physical flashcards, which parents and kids can use in their English language learning process.

Because of the war, my younger siblings and I moved to Canada. I’m planning to continue my professional and personal development, helping Ukrainians with their English and future careers.

I will be happy to get acquainted with all of you during our classes!

Our Location

Our classes take place at the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada, Toronto Branch located at 145 Evans Ave. in Toronto, Ontario. The classes take place in the “Colonel A. Melnyk Boardoom” on the 2nd Floor of our Community Centre.

Our Classes

Each class will be comprised of no more than 8 students, and led by one instructor. Before registering, please take a level test, and and confirm which level (A1, A2, B1, B2) is most appropriate for your current skill level. You can take an online test at the following link: 

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/online-english-level-test

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A1 English Definition

English level A1 is the first level of English in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), and is called “beginner”.

Course Objectives

Completing this course you will:

• Understand and use very basic expressions to satisfy concrete needs.• Introduce yourself and others, ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have.• Interact simply as long as the other person speaks slowly and clearly.

Course Schedule

Start Date: May 9th, 2022

Group 1

Monday & Thursday – 9:00 AM – 10:30AM

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A2 English Definition

English level A2 is the second level of English in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), a definition of different language levels written by the Council of Europe. In everyday speech, this level might be described as “basic” as in “I speak basic English”.

Course Objectives

Completing this course you will:

• Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

• Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

• Describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Course Schedule

Start Date: May 9th, 2022

Group 1

Monday & Thursday – 11:00 AM – 12:30AM

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B1 English Definition

English level B1 is the third level of English in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), a definition of different language levels written by the Council of Europe. In everyday speech, this level would be called “intermediate”.

Course Objectives

Completing this course you will:

• Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school or leisure-related topics.• Deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken.• Produce simple connected texts on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.• Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions, as well as opinions or plans in brief.

Course Schedule

Start Date: May 9th, 2022

Group 1

Tuesday & Friday – 9:00 AM – 10:30AM

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B2 English Definition

English level B2 is the fourth level of English in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), a definition of different language levels written by the Council of Europe. In everyday speech, this level might be called “confident”.

Course Objectives

Completing this course you will:

• Understand the main ideas of a complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.• Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.• Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Course Schedule

Start Date: May 9th, 2022

Group 1

Tuesday & Friday – 11:00 AM – 12:30AM

About Our Speaking Club
Speaking Club is the best way to practice speaking in English in a real life setting. We offer casual and fun gatherings with a native English host to improve your oral communication skills. 

Upcoming Events

Registration

Please fill out the form to register for your proffered course. Our course sizes are limited, and we will confirm via email that you have been signed up. If we are unable to accommodate you we will put you on a waiting list for the next group.

Contact Us

If you would like more information or to contact our instructor directly please email [email protected]

Register Online

Our Classes Are Now Full please email [email protected] to be added to the waiting list for the next round of classes.

Extra Materials

While you are waiting for the course to start, our program leader, Olya Stefurak, offers your her special system ‘English with pleasure’.

6 files to help you learn English with fun:

1) Habit tracker
2) Speaking
3) Grammar
4) Vocabulary
5) Checklist of movies and TV series
6) TOP Sites and platforms to watch movies & TV series