Kyiv Online: Ukrainian for Russian Learners

Group Custom Program

Ukrainian for Russian Learners is a two-week introductory course aimed at those who have studied Russian the equivalent of two years or more. It is a great opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with another Slavic language and boost your overall understanding and cultural integration should you choose to study in or otherwise visit Ukraine.

If you can easily read the course description below, your Russian should be sufficient for undertaking this short course. This course will be taught in Russia and will serve to reinforce your Russian language comprehension as well.

The course is 10 hours of study, half synchronous, half asynchronous. Class size is limited to 6. More sessions will be added based on demand.

Synchronous lessons of 5 hours are run every other day during the two-week period. Timing is approximately 17:30-18:30 and/or 21:00-22:00 Kyiv time. We will try to consider preferences of those enrolled in determining the final schedule.

Asynchronous hours will reinforce face-to-face time with vocabulary building, grammar exercises, texts to read, short videos, and short tests.

Please plan to work from a laptop (as opposed to smartphone, or even iPad). Headphones and mic are a great help as well if you have them, so as to allow for better sound. We will be using Adobe Connect platform.

**To apply, please see our updated program page here for L1 and here for L2.**


Курс украинского языка для тех, кто изучал русский язык.

Цель курса – формирование и развитие элементарной коммуникативной компетенции, коммуникативных навыков и умений в ограниченном числе ситуаций бытового общения на базе знаний русского языка.

Темы общения:

  1. Знакомство. Моя семья.
  2. Место учёбы /работы. Профессия.
  3. В магазине. Еда и напитки.
  4. В ресторане / кафе.
  5. Город. Транспорт.

Ситуации и задачи общения. Студент должен решать различного рода коммуникативные задачи в данных ситуациях: 1) на занятиях; 2) в ресторане; 3) в магазине; 4) в транспорте; 5) на улице; 6) в общественных местах.

Студенты смогут поздороваться, познакомиться, рассказать о себе и своей семье, работе, профессии, учёбе, а также решать основные коммуникативные задачи в ресторане, магазине, транспорте, на улице, в разных общественных местах на элементарном уровне.


Level 2 Topics

1. Моє повсякденне життя (Мой обычный день)
2. Дозвілля. Вільний час (Досуг. Свободное время)
3. У готелі. На вокзалі. В аеропорту (В гостинице. На вокзале. В аэропорту)
4. Візити. Гості (Визиты. Гости)
5. Свята (Праздники)


Application notes:

1. We are still developing an application "track" for short programs like this. In the current application format, please ignore requests for a transcript or references. Do let us know what your level of Russian is, however, as this course is designed for Russian learners, who have had at least 2 years of study or the equivalent. Also ignore some automated notes that are associated with this application format. We are using it while we figure out best way to modify it for this type of short course.

2. For short/online courses such as this, it is not necessary to pay an application fee. This will also be fixed in a new application. For now simply submit the application without paying the application fee.


Kyiv, Ukraine
Summer, not specified
Continuing Education, Online / Distance Learning, Ukrainian Language

Dates & Costs

  • 2020 Summer Online Session 2 (L1)
    Year: 2020 Summer
    Dates: 13 July 2020 - 24 July 2020
    Application Deadline: 06 July 2020
    Cost: $99
  • 2020 Summer Online (L2)
    Year: 0 not specified
    Dates: 20 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
    Application Deadline: 13 July 2020
    Cost: $109
  • 2020 Summer Online Session 3 (L2)
    Year: 2020 Summer
    Dates: 03 August 2020 - 14 August 2020
    Application Deadline: 02 August 2020
    Cost: $119