English Day is slowly becoming tradition at UETS. On March 26, 2019 we marked our third English Day.
This is a special day when students and staff emphasize the use of English in all activities of the seminary. From Chapel in the morning to evening activities, all day the focus is on speaking English.
We organize English day, because we want to communicate how important learning English is to us at UETS. We feel English is essential for our students’ future. Whether it be to get a good-paying job after seminary, to have confidence to travel and participate in missions abroad, or to gain access to academic resources not available in Russian and Ukrainian, knowing English opens doors to new ministry opportunities.
At chapel on English Day, students practiced English by singing songs and leading different parts of the service in English. We listened to the inspiring testimony of a first-year medical student from India who came to know Christ through the hardships he faced after coming to Ukraine and we were privileged to have as our guest speaker Eric Yodis, Acting Director of the Church Planting Committee for the Evangelical Baptist Union of Ukraine, who preached from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 on God’s will for our lives. In the evening, an English movie theater was organized for students and a game room was available for students to continue to develop their language skills.
We are delighted that English Day is becoming a tradition for our English language initiatives at UETS as we continue to develop a professional language learning program that advances students to new levels of competence and new possibilities for future ministry.