Pimsleur Language Programs Extends Free Access to Ukrainian Course Through March 31, 2023
Pimsleur Language Programs announced that it will continue to offer free access to its Ukrainian Premium course through March 31, 2023, to support the ongoing humanitarian crisis. These courses have been available to the public at no cost since June 2022, and to date, Pimsleur has given away over $1,000,000 worth of Ukrainian language learning programs.
“We are pleased to extend the offer of Pimsleur Ukrainian for free to help support the overwhelming humanitarian need of the Ukrainian people. Our courses emphasize spoken communication, and nothing is more important in a crisis than the ability to speak to one another,” said Tom McLean, SVP of Pimsleur Language Programs.
Pimsleur Language Programs believes in open communication and personal connection through language learning and is committed to helping those displaced by the war in Ukraine.
Pimsleur has a long history of making its self-instructional language courses available free during times of need. Here are some of the company’s past initiatives:
- In 2009, Pimsleur began supporting the international humanitarian activities of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, with donations of its courses to participants.
- In 2010, as a response to the earthquake in Haiti, Pimsleur gave away over 6,000 Haitian Creole courses to aid workers and rescue organizations.
- In 2010 Pimsleur received a grant to produce and distribute two levels of Pashto and Dari courses free to the military in a project known as Operation Speak Easy: Free Afghan Languages, run under the aegis of the USO.
- Following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Pimsleur offered a special eight-hour Japanese course created for rescue workers. Over 7,000 courses were donated to aid agencies and volunteers.
- In 2013 Pimsleur offered downloads of its Tagalog language program in support of those helping the millions affected by the devastating Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the Philippines.
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