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Okrainian 1

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September, May
Language of Instruction

Online course

This is an online course. To be able to participate in this course, you are advised to use a headset with microphone. To check that everything is working properly, please use: Quick Tech Check

Course description

For the Ukrainian 1 course no previous knowledge of this language is required. The course starts with a few lessons on the Cyrillic alphabet. The course also includes reading and writing the Ukrainian letters, saying who is someone or what is something, saying yes or no, greeting and saying goodbye, introducing yourself, asking how someone is doing, thanking someone, asking for directions, being able to order in the bar and buy in the store, reading simple texts. The necessary grammar is explained and ample attention is paid to vocabulary. All skills are addressed: speaking, reading, listening and writing. In addition, the cultural context of Ukraine is covered.

The course makes use of the digital learning environment BrightSpace. Within this learning environment you will find the homework and additional learning materials. Course participants are expected to prepare the lessons at home. (approximately two hours per lesson)

The course is concluded with a test. Participants who have attended 80% of the lessons and who have successfully completed the final test are awarded a certificate.

Course material

The course material is provided by the language instructor.

Target group and admission requirements

The course is intended for adults with a higher education diploma, including both students and staff members of Leiden University, as well as interested parties who have no connection to Leiden University.

The course is open to persons aged 17 or older who have completed a secondary school education.

Other information

  • The maximum number of participants for an online course is 16 and for a classroom course is 18.
  • The course load is 56 hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
  • The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.
  • If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added on to the end of the course. Please take into account courses may end later than scheduled.
  • The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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