How can Ukrainians learn German in Germany
by Torsten Daerr
“Every Adversity, Every Failure, Every Heartbreak, Carries With It The Seed Of An Equal Or Greater Benefit” – Napoleon Hill.
Welcome to Germany, we are glad you are here and we can help you get your life back on track. This program will help you learn German while navigating you through the German bureaucratic jungle. Our goal is to help you cope with the enormous psychological stress of war and being separated from your loved ones without knowing if you will ever see them again. We want you to know that you are not alone, that we are suffering with you, and that we are doing everything we can to ease your pain.
When done right, learning German can be a powerful form of therapy, a way to balance your emotions and focus your energy on something you can control: Your own thoughts.
Let me tell you that the German public sees refugees from Ukraine as an enrichment for our society and not as a burden, so you have absolutely no reason to feel bad about the help from Germany. Ukraine has paid a high price for the freedom of all European citizens. The least we can do for you is to try to make your stay in Germany as pleasant as possible.
The main purpose of this guide is to motivate people who have fled war and left their loved ones behind to muster the mental energy to start learning a new language. I am aware of the fact that there are a variety of resources, materials, Youtube and Tiktok channels, Facebook and Instagram groups, apps and online courses for learners of German. However, none of these are aimed at this particular type of person. To fill this gap, I would like to focus on helping these Ukrainians get into the right mental state to open up to the German language.