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HOW TO SET UP A LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN UKRAINE

HOW TO SET UP A LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN UKRAINE

STARTUP LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN UKRAINE 

Foreign language classes are very popular in Ukraine, young generation knows that they do not have many opportunities without knowing a foreign language, Nowadays Most parents want their children to teach  another language.  So, tutoring a foreign language is an easy and fast way to get extra money. It can also be a profitable business with small financial investments, furthermore, it’s not expensive to register a business as a private entrepreneur or Limited liability company,

You may run Language classes without any business registration when you do this via Skype or for a small group of people at a private apartment. But this is not a way to Establish Professional business. If you Planing to Establish Professional Language center, Full-time business, Up to 50  students,  advertisement, marketing, rent premises for your classes, etc., then you need to be properly registered to avoid problems with the Tax Service and other state authorities.  

CHOOSE SUITABLE BUSINESS TYPE  

If you already legally reside in Ukraine based on a temporary or permanent residence permit, then you may consider getting registered as a private entrepreneur. You can read about how to do this and what the cost of this is in our guide here

If you do not have legal grounds for staying in Ukraine, then you can register a Limited Liability Company in Ukraine. This way you will get Ukrainian residence for Up to 3 years and will be able to officially run a language school. Having a company allows you also attract investments and partners more easily as you can give shares in your company to your business partners. The full process of company registration in Ukraine together with a process of getting a residence is described in detail in our guide here.

HOW TO GET A LICENSE FOR A LANGUAGE SCHOOL 

According to item 6 clause, 1 article 7 of the Law of Ukraine On Licensing of Types of Business teaching activity is licensed in Ukraine. This means it is not enough to get a company or a private entrepreneur status. You also should obtain a license.   However, do not be scared too early. A license is required, in this case, when at the end of your course you issue a certificate/diploma saying your student got some degree in a profession from a list of professions approved by the law.   In simple words, when you just teach English (or any other language) according to your methodology and do not provide an official diploma recognized by Ukraine, then you don’t need a license. In this case, you simply register your business (as a Private Entrepreneur or as a Company) and start your teaching.  

In case you plan to build a serious school giving official diplomas, then a license has to be obtained. Licensing of teaching is rather complicated and retaining a professional lawyer is a must here. You can request a bit of legal advice on obtaining a license for teaching here

 

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