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Ukrainian Courses

Which Ukrainian Course should I take?

One of the most frequently asked questions from students is “Which language course is right for me?” Students come to the University of Saskatchewan with a wide range of differences in previous study and background in languages. Many factors can impact a student’s language background and preparedness such as:

  • diversities in language high school programs
  • differences in language course levels and offerings in other universities world-wide
  • ongoing language program renewals in pre-university and post-secondary language departments
  • percentage of pre-university education taken in immersion schools or in an immersion setting
  • exposure to the language via family background and travel
  • results achieved in the last language course taken
  • number of years since last course taken in the language

All of the above factors can create atypical situations for students who register for their first language course at the University of Saskatchewan. The following table can serve as a guideline in determining appropriate course placement for most students and provides answers to the most frequently asked questions. Students who feel that the recommended course may not be appropriate for them due to their particular circumstances or who do not fall into any of the following typical situations due to unique language backgrounds resulting from any of the above or other special circumstances should contact their Ukrainian instructor since their situation may need to be evaluated on a case by case basis. 

 

Typical Placement and Entry Course Points for UKRAINIAN Students

Level Obtained

Course

Description

Notes

 

For students with no previous Study of Ukrainian

Students with some background in Ukrainian as described on the last column should contact the course instructor in order to determine which course is most appropriate for them. 

 

UKR 114.3
Elementary Ukrainian
Level 1

 

An introduction to written
& oral Ukrainian. Develops elementary proficiency in speaking, reading, understanding, and writing Ukrainian. Basic grammatical structures, sound patterns, spelling and vocabulary will be studied. Students will be introduced to Ukrainian life and culture, politics, geography and society.

 

Students who have completed Ukrainian 20 (Grade 11 Ukrainian) or Ukrainian 30 (Grade 12 Ukrainian), may not take this course for credit. Students who have some background in Ukrainian or who have taken any other courses in Ukrainian as well as native speakers of Ukrainian are not allowed to register in this course. Students with credit for UKR 115 may not take this course for credit.

 

For students who have completed UKR 114.3 or equivalent (3 cu of university Ukrainian) or Grade 11 High School Ukrainian (UKR 20)
or who have some limited background in Ukrainian

Consultation with instructor advised for students with family background in Ukrainian

 

UKR 117.3
Elementary Ukrainian
Level 2

 

This course is a continuation of UKR 114. It develops elementary proficiency in speaking, reading, understanding, and writing Ukrainian. Basic grammatical structures, sound patterns, spelling and vocabulary will be studied. Students will be introduced to Ukrainian life and culture, politics, geography and society. Students will develop the ability to understand spoken Ukrainian and respond to it within certain everyday topics.

 

Students who have completed Ukrainian 30 may not take this course for credit. Students who have a background in Ukrainian or have taken any other Ukrainian courses and native speakers of Ukrainian are not allowed to register in this course. Students with credit for UKR 115 may not take this course for credit.

 

For students who have completed UKR 117.3 or equivalent (6 cu of university Ukrainian) or Grade 12 High School UKRAINIAN (UKR 30) or who have some limited background in Ukrainian

Consultation with instructor advised for students with family background in Ukrainian

 

UKR 214.3
Intermediate Ukrainian
Level 1

 

This course will concentrate on improving speaking, reading, and writing skills by further expanding the basic syntactic, morphological, lexical, and phonetic structure of modern Ukrainian. Students will be introduced to contemporary life and culture of Ukraine.

 

Native speakers of Ukrainian are not allowed to register in this course. Students with credit for UKR 215 may not take this course for credit.

 

For students who have completed UKR 214.3 or equivalent (9 cu of university Ukrainian) or who have some background in Ukrainian

Consultation with instructor advised for students with family background in Ukrainian

 

UKR 217.3
Intermediate Ukrainian
Level 2

 

This course builds on skills acquired in UKR 214. Emphasis is placed on improving oral and written skills through the extensive study of Ukrainian grammar. This course will continue providing students with a view of contemporary life and culture.

 

Native speakers of Ukrainian are not allowed to register in this course. Students with credit for UKR 215 may not take this course for credit.