Tes Editorial

What it’s like to teach in… Ukraine

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There have been a lot of positive changes in the Ukrainian education system, lead by the national strategy called “New Ukrainian School”. Its aim is for students to develop their critical thinking, 21st-century skills and global competence.

I teach English as a foreign language and I’m the vice-principal of my school. I usually teach four-to-six lessons every day to students aged 10-17. In the lessons, we play Mystery Skype (you’re put on a video call with a class somewhere around the world and you have to guess where they are), exchange messages with pen pals in a PenPal Schools collaborative ...

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