UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Kiev, Ukraine


Ukrainian Level 4 Advanced

Course description: Level 4 is for those who have successfully completed Ukrainian Upper Intermediate or a similar course and are familiar with main grammar structures: declension of nouns and adjectives (both singular and plural) in all cases, imperfective and perfective aspects of verbs, reflexive verbs, verbs of motion, present, past and future tenses. Please note that this course does not require impeccable or extensive knowledge of these structures but students should be familiar with all of them. The course runs over three ten-week terms and each session is two hours long. The course includes all four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Linguistic and cultural knowledge is reinforced and broaden by authentic materials, texts and videos. On completion of the course, students can converse reasonably fluently with native speakers and retrieve information from a wide range of authentic materials. The course will cover the following:

•    Lifestyle and food
•    tourism and travel
•    Ukrainian fashion designers
•    Internet and technology
•    students’ slang
•    youth subcultures
•    Ukrainian culture and society through texts  and music
•    Ukrainian history and politics
•    trends and canons in literature

•    reading, analysing, and summarising texts
•    extracting and presenting information from written sources or visual material
•    reporting on events and matters of public interest
•    writing reports and reviews
•    preparing presentations
•    negotiating and discussing points of views
•    commenting, debating, criticising written material, news, and events
•    encouraging and discouraging

•    declension of nouns, adjectives and pronouns
•    usage of prepositions with various cases
•    endings of masculine gender nouns in Genitive singular
•    dates and year
•    declension of cardinal numerals 1-100
•    imperfective and perfective verbs
•    prefixed verbs of motion
•    prefixes and suffixes
•    comparatives and superlatives of adjectives and adverbs
•    conditional sentences 
•    imperatives
•    active and passive participles, gerund 
•    complex sentences and relative clauses

Course Book
Synchak O. Yabluko: Advanced Level. – Lviv: Ukrainian Catholic University Press, 2015.

Online Materials