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Ukrainian - Level 1

COURSE

Course description

Are you interested in Ukraine and Ukrainian language and do you want to learn about the peculiarities of 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 learn to participate in simple dialogues of everyday communication, listen, understand and express yourself in the basic vocabulary of the Ukrainian language, and you will also acquire the skills of writing and reading in Cyrillic. Various interactive exercises in classes will introduce you to Ukrainian culture. 

Learning objectives

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.

Prerequisites

This introduction to the Ukrainian language is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of the language.

Dates

World Language courses are offered three times per year:

  • September (registration opens in June)
  • January (registration opens in November)
  • April (registration opens in November)

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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).