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Ukrainian introduction course

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Course description

No previous knowledge of Ukrainian is required for the introductory Ukrainian course. During this course, students learn an initial basis of Ukrainian and the Cyrillic alphabet. The emphasis of the course is on communicating in Ukrainian in everyday situations. Other topics covered in this course include: greeting someone, introducing yourself, asking how someone is doing.

Furthermore, attention will be paid to the cultural context of Ukraine.

After the course you will be able to use some familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases. One can introduce oneself and ask and answer questions about personal details. One can respond in simple ways, assuming the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to help.

The students are expected to prepare the lessons at home (two to three hours per lesson).
If one has attended 80% of the lessons, one receives a certificate.

Course material

The course material is handed out 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 this course is 12.
  • 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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