— Hello, Anya!
— Hello, Nick!
— Listen, Anya, can you help me to understand the system of education in Ukraine? You know, in England, where I live, it is quite different.
— Of course. I will help you! Well, there are two main levels of education: secondary and higher.
— That's clear. At what age do children usually go to school?
— At the age of six or seven years. They have to study 11 —12 forms.
— And then they may enter higher educational institutions.
— Exactly! But they also may enter technical schools or colleges of different types after the 9th form.
— And how long do students have to study at the university?
— Usually, they study five years.
— In England, when students receive their diploma, they may study further.
— In Ukraine, post-graduate education and scientific research work are not very popular now among young people. But in some fields of science there are outstanding research papers and discoveries.
— Thank you very much for your help.
— You are welcome.