The Ministry of Culture is developing a bill on the status of the English language in Ukraine ,
Rostislav Karandeev .
KYIV. UkraineGate . 12. August . 2022 | Ukraine News .
The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine is developing a draft law on the transformation of the status of English in Ukraine as the language of international communication. The First Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, Rostislav Karandeev, announced this at the briefing .
“Ukraine remains largely separated from the EU and the rest of the world by a language barrier. The transformation of the status of the English language in Ukraine is the step that should solve this problem. This is a necessity and this is Ukraine’s strategic course towards EU membership. In order to implement the challenges and tasks that should help the Ukrainian society to master the English language and give it a higher status, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, under the relevant mandate of the Prime Minister of Ukraine, started work on the preparation of a draft law to ensure the functioning of the English language as a language international communication,” said Karandeev.
Also, on the initiative of the ICIP, an interdepartmental working group is currently being created in order to study exactly which standards should be implemented and in which sphere. In addition to the draft law, amendments to other legislative acts are also being developed.
“In our draft law, it is assumed that relations related to the use of English as the language of international communication in certain public spheres of social life will be regulated. First of all, these are international communications. We also anticipate that changes will be made to the Law on Education, the Law on Civil Service. That is, in the future, every civil servant or law enforcement officer must speak English,” said Karandeev.
However, he added that none of the provisions of the draft law on the status of the English language can and will not be interpreted as aimed at restricting the use of the Ukrainian language.