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Course fees 2022/23 

£108 University of York students

£120 University of York staff/public.     

Ukrainian for Everyday Communication (Beginners)

This course will run for 8 weeks


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.