Education Ministry produces study aid for Ukrainian children to learn Bulgarian

Bulgaria’s Ministry of Education and Science has developed a study aid for learning Bulgarian as a foreign language, the ministry said on February 20.

The aid is intended for pupils from first to fourth grade, seeking or receiving protection in Bulgaria, and migrants.

It can be used by primary teachers to provide additional training in Bulgarian as a foreign language to children and students from Ukraine, the Education Ministry said.

The aid, which was prepared within the framework of the Textbooks, Study Kits and Teaching Aids national programme, can be used in an electronic environment, but it is to be printed on paper as well, the ministry said.

During the second term of the 2021/2022 academic year, three children and 111 pupils with international protection and 84 children and 439 pupils from Ukraine with temporary protection were enrolled in kindergartens and schools, and 296 were provided with additional training in Bulgarian as a foreign language.

For the academic year 2022/2023, two children and 134 pupils with international protection and 512 children and 1738 pupils with temporary protection are enrolled.

To support the inclusion of migrant children and pupils and those seeking or receiving international protection, additional training in Bulgarian as a foreign language is provided, the ministry said.

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