A highly melodic language based on a variant of the Cyrillic script, Ukrainian is the language of the second largest country in Europe and the gateway to a unique, multi-faceted cultural heritage. Browse our not-for-credit courses facilitated by the University's Sanctuary initiative.

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Introduction to Ukrainian Language and Culture

Open to anyone, this six-week course is intended for complete beginners wishing to develop basic communicative skills in Ukrainian (mostly speaking and listening, but also reading and writing) and to get acquainted with modern Ukrainian society and culture.

The registration fee for students, staff of the University, and members of the public is £20.

This current course is full, however there are plans for future courses in 2023. To register your interest and be added to a mailing list, please complete this Registration of Interest form. 

Ukrainian Conversion Course for Specialists

Open to learners and heritage speakers of another Slavonic language, this six-week course provides an accelerated introduction to Ukrainian language alongside a deeper understanding of Ukrainian culture.

Based on two contact hours per week, this not-for-credit course will be timetabled at a convenient time for all participants, starting in Week 5 (w/c. 6th March 2023) and continuing after the Easter break until Week 10 (w/c. 1st May).

Registration is free for students of the University and a £20 fee applies otherwise. As places are limited to 20, we kindly request that you only apply if you can make the necessary commitment. Please also note that preference may be give to Years 2 and 4 students on the BA in Modern Languages and Culture already studying Czech, Polish, or Russian with the MLTC. We will hopefully be able to repeat the course next academic year.