Ukrainian schoolchildren continue to communicate in Russian during recess

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According to Oksana Danilevska, a senior researcher at the Ukrainian Language Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), most educational institutions in the country retain a bilingual school space, with the exception of the western regions. Ukrinform reports.

“Now in Ukraine there is a paradoxical situation: in our schools a special variant of bilingualism, called diglossia, is well traced, when languages ​​are clearly distributed functionally. Ukrainian language of better or worse quality is used in class, it is taught, but the language of communication during recess, extracurricular activities, language the communication of teachers with parents remains the Russian language, “she said.

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