UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


SEEU0031 Ukrainian C off-track language module

UCL Credits: 15

Total Learning Hours: 150

ECTS: 7.5

Level: Advanced

Course Unit: 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:  2 hours per week


Either successful completion of SEEU2109 Ukrainian B off-track language module or equivalent (upper intermediate) knowledge of Ukrainian. An assessment test will be arranged with the tutor to assess students' level before they join the course.

Compulsory Module for: N/A

Summative Assessment

2 hour written examination (70%), including grammar and lexical exercises (20%), reading (25%), and writing (25%); oral examination (30%), consisting of presentation (15%) and social conversation (15%).

Formative Coursework

Progress is carefully monitored, in particular in the early stages of the course, through a number of formative assessment tasks (short presentations and conversation exercises in class, informal and semi-formal vocabulary tests, reading comprehension tasks, grammar practice, Q&A sessions) and homework exercises.

Module Outline

This course aims to enable students to function in most everyday situations in Ukrainian and to appreciate the complexity of Ukrainian culture and society. This includes sound knowledge of vocabulary (approximately 2200-2500 words), grammar, morphology (e.g. verbs in all tenses and various moods, verbal aspect, cases, singular and plural forms, possessive constructions, derivation, etc.), syntax and phonetics (improving pronunciation and intonation). The course follows up and consolidates the knowledge of Ukrainian gained on the Ukrainian B off-track module, and completes the Ukrainian off-track (A, B, and C) course.


By the end of the course students should have reached level B2 (an advanced level) in all four skills according to the grading provided by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Students will also have improved their intercultural communication skills, independent study skills, and general language learning ability.

Indicative Texts

Course materials produced by the teacher will be provided.

Core learning materials:

Nedashkivska, A. 2010. Ukrainian through its Living Culture: Advanced Level Language Textbook. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press.

Jenkala, M. 2012. Dealing with Stress 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:

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

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.