UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


SEEU0007 Ukrainian Language Level 2a: Comprehension

SEEU0009 Language Level 2b: Production

UCL Credits: 30

Total Learning Hours: 300

ECTS: 15

Level: Intermediate

Course Unit: 0.5 + 0.5

Terms 1 and 2

Module Coordinator: Marta Jenkala

Taught By: Marta Jenkala

To find out more about this module, please contact the Module Coordinator.

Weekly Contact Hours:  4 hours per week


Open to students who have successfully completed Ukrainian Level 1 or who can demonstrate equivalent competence

Compulsory Module for: Ukrainian and East European Studies, Russian and Ukrainian, Russian withUkrainian , Modern Languages combined degrees of which Ukrainian is a component

Summative Assessment

Ukrainian Language Level 2A: 45 minute aural examination (20%); 3 hour written examination (80%).

Ukrainian Language Level 2B: 20 minute oral examination (20%); 3 hour written examination (80%).

Formative Coursework

Progress is carefully monitored, in particular in the early stages of the course, through a number of formative assessment tasks (reading and translating, writing and delivering short presentations in class) and homework exercises.

Module Outline

This is a course for students who have successfully completed Ukrainian Language Level 1, or who can demonstrate equivalent competence in Ukrainian. The course consists of two components, comprehension and production, each of which has the value of 0.5 of a course-unit. Both components are taught in conjunction.


By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • understand a wide range of authentic spoken and written Ukrainian from predictable topic areas; to extract required information and record it accurately and coherently in English
  • manipulate spoken and written Ukrainian with appropriate and accurate use of lexis and grammatical structures in a variety of contexts and registers; to speak with confidence and accuracy appropriate to this level about many aspects of life and culture in Ukraine and societies where Ukrainian is spoken
  • demonstrate understanding of translation by discussing problems of specific translations from and into Ukrainian; to successfully translate a range of texts from and into Ukrainian
  • demonstrate knowledge and active use of more complex grammatical structures and a wide range of vocabulary in Ukrainian.

Indicative Texts

Course materials produced by the teacher will be provided.

Core learning materials:

Antoniv, O., Pauchok, L., 2012. Українська мова для іноземців: модульний курс, рівень В1-В2. Kyiv: Inkos.

Bekh, O., Dingley, J., 2010 (1993, 2003). Complete Ukrainian. London: Hodder.

Jenkala, M. 2009. Read Ukrainian! Materials designed to support the acquisition of reading skills in Ukrainian. CEELBAS Language Repository and www.ukrainianlanguage.org.uk.

Material from the following will also be provided in class or may be used independently:

Shevchuk, Y. 2011. Beginner’s Ukrainian with interactive online workbook. New York: Hippocrene.

Pugh, S., Press, I., 1999. Ukrainian: A Comprehensive Grammar. London: Routledge.

Please note: This outline is accurate at the time of publication. Minor amendments may be made prior to the start of the academic year.