Just over three million euros (3,042,039 euros) have been allocated until the end of the year.
“Learning the official language is an essential tool for Ukrainians to get to know Latvia better and faster. It is necessary for people of all ages – children, economically active people and the elderly. We do not know today how many of them will be temporary residents and how many permanent ones. Therefore, the process of learning the Latvian language must also be considered in the context of the unity of our information space – we must not repeat the mistakes of the past, giving the possibility of a bicommunal society to develop,” said Culture Minister Nauris Puntulis.
According to information provided by the association “I want to help refugees” and the Society Integration Fund (SIF), Ukrainian civilians who have arrived in Latvia have expressed interest in learning the Latvian language. It is currently estimated that around 60% of Ukrainian civilians registered in Latvia this year could take free Latvian lessons, ie 7,325 adults so far.
According to the ministry’s calculations, it takes at least 120 lessons to learn Latvian. The average cost of a Latvian language course is 413.43 euros, including all ancillary costs (teachers’ fees, teaching materials, rent of premises, teaching materials, etc.).
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