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As part of a cooperation between the Language Teaching Institute and the International Center, Bergische Universität Wuppertal is offering a free introductory course in Ukrainian to complement the aid measures for people seeking protection and refugees from Ukraine. The course is aimed at students, staff and citizens who would like to make a supportive contribution as helpers and volunteers and meet people seeking help in their native language. Basic knowledge and a basic understanding of the Ukrainian language are taught.

Details course offer:

  • Format: Online course
  • Period: 21.04.22 until 21.07.22
  • once a week, always on Thursdays
  • from 16:00 to 19:00

Previous experience is not required.

Click here to register for the course.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Annette John at ajohn[at]

The city of Wuppertal also provides information on volunteer opportunities in refugee assistance.

The Wuppertal start-up company "WorkStadt" has founded its own "Ukraine Initiative" and offers support for refugees from Ukraine as well as a contact point for volunteers. According to its own statement, the company has networks between, for example, the foreigners authority, the Ukrainian cultural association and local companies, so that important assistance directly benefits the refugee women and children in Wuppertal.

You can find all information at WorkStadt - Ukraine Initiative.

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