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Introduction to Ukrainian language and culture

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Introduction to Ukrainian language and culture

Building on the experience developed since the launch of the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures, this free short course provides an introduction to Ukrainian Languages and Culture.

This free online course is for everybody who is interested in finding out about Ukraine and its people and wants to get a first insight into its rich cultural heritage. It is also for learners who interact directly with Ukrainian refugees, for example by hosting refugees in their homes, and who want to bring what they have found out – their knowledge and experience – to a space where they can engage with like-minded others and can find and provide mutual support and advice.

The course has been written by and developed with an Ukrainian academic with extensive experience of teaching Ukrainian. It will be moderated by a learning/community advisor who will provide support to learners during the course and will provide check-ins at key points throughout the course. Learners can chat together on the course forum, where the advisor will answer questions about the language and other Ukraine-related topics.

Ukrainian culture will be taught in English throughout the course. You can also access a range of further free resources to support Ukrainians settling in the UK and Ireland, which is also now available as a Ukrainian language version.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • take part in simple conversations with a Ukrainian friend or guest on everyday topics
  • understand key elements of Ukrainian culture, including the build-up to the Russian invasion and the resistance of the Ukrainian people
  • use the Knowledge Exchange Forum to access and share practical information about supporting Ukrainian displaced people in the UK.

First Published: 19/10/2022

Updated: 19/10/2022

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