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Course fees 2021/22 

£30 University of York students

£50 University of York staff/public

All course fees will be donated to the Unicef Ukraine appeal to help children and families affected by the war in Ukraine. 

Ukrainian for Everyday Communication (Beginners)

This course will run for 8 weeks, beginning W/C 27 June and ending W/C 15 August (in person on Tuesdays, 4-6 pm and online on Thursdays, 6-8 pm)


No prerequisites. This course is primarily targeted at learners with no or very little Ukrainian.


The aims of the course are to: 

  • Introduce students to Ukrainian pronunciation, grammar and spelling.
  • Develop learners’ confidence in engaging in everyday communication.
  • Provide the building blocks for understanding, using and developing basic structures.
  • Equip learners with relevant language learning strategies to engage in basic conversations.


By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Adopt relevant strategies to repair and maintain communication.
  • Communicate basic information, both speaking and writing;
  • Recognise key spoken and non-verbal cultural conventions;
  • Understand basic spoken communication in a range of predictable situations;
  • Read and understand simple vocabulary for holidays e.g. booking hotels, ordering food, buying clothes;
  • Recognise and manipulate a range of basic grammar and syntax;
  • Gain confidence speaking Ukrainian.

Teaching method

Classes will be 2 hours per week and delivered in small groups of no more than 20 students. 

The course will follow a communicative approach with an emphasis on speaking in real-life situations, but note that discussion of grammar and syntactical structures is to be expected.

Teaching activities will be based on flipped teaching practices to provide a more efficient use of class time and to promote active learning.

Materials will be provided by the tutor.

Evaluation and certification

The course is non-assessed but a certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants who complete the course.