Are you interested in Ukraine and Ukrainian language? Do you want to learn about the mentality and culture of Ukrainians? This course, designed for people with no previous knowledge of Ukrainian, will provide you with the basic communicative, reading, writing and listening skills you need. You will participate in simple dialogues of everyday communication and express yourself in the basic vocabulary of the Ukrainian language. You will also acquire the skills of writing and reading in Cyrillic.
By the end of this course, students who work diligently will be able to:
Сorrectly articulate vowel and consonant sounds (hard/soft, deaf/sonorous) and syllables, emphasize words, and distinguish intonation constructions of the Ukrainian language.
Read and write the Cyrillic alphabet of the Ukrainian language.
Introduce yourself, get to know each other, and use the correct greeting and farewell formulas.
Express wishes, requests, consent, or refusal.
Express own attitude: give an assessment of a person, object, fact, or action.
Ask questions and report about a fact or event, a person, or an object, about the presence or absence of a person or object, about the quality, and belonging of the object, about the event, action, time, and place of action, its cause.
Know basic information about the parts of speech of the Ukrainian language (noun, adjective, adverb, verb), distinguish them and use them in practice constructing simple things and dialogues.
Implement in elementary communicative situations vocabulary on the following topics: biographical information, profession, family members, household items, clothes, products, furniture, days of the week, weather, etc.
Listen to a speech in another Ukrainian language and give cues in common communication situations: in a store, supermarket, on city streets, in a cafe, restaurant, or at work.
This introduction to the Ukrainian language is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of the language.
Our online hybrid language courses make language learning flexible and convenient. The use of both synchronous and asynchronous delivery styles allows for both real-time virtual classroom conversation practice (synchronous delivery) and self-paced study (asynchronous delivery). The synchronous delivery style will occur during the scheduled class dates and time, using Zoom for videoconferencing, chat and screen sharing for class instruction and pair/group work. The asynchronous delivery style uses Brightspace, an online environment where learners can access class materials and resources for self-paced study throughout the week. Educational activities can include exercises, readings, forums, audio/video files, quizzes, etc.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).