XUK0001 Ukrainian 1 (5 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
English, Ukrainian
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2024-2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027, 2027-2028


Course description
The course is designed for studying Ukrainian as a foreign language at elementary level A1. Dialogues and conversation topics of this course are alive, conveying modern colloquial language. The course is aimed at ensuring correct, simple and effective assimilation of Ukrainian as a foreign language. Situations and dialogues reflect a lively spoken modern Ukrainian language, stimulate listeners to master the norms of spoken language and develop communication skills.

Main content

  • Ukrainian cyrillic alphabet
  • Pronunciation
  • Introducting and telling about oneself
  • Countries and nationalities
  • Going to the city and shops
  • Expressions of time
  • Grammar: verbs and their inflections in present and past tense, pronouns

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, students are expected to

  • be able to ask and answer simple questions about self, their immediate needs, and familiar topics
  • be able to introduce themselves, including information about who they are and where they live, as well as information about their interests and feelings
  • be able to recognize familiar words from slow speech
  • understand the main idea and some details of short written texts written in Ukrainian
  • understand a little about Ukrainian culture and manners.

Additional information

The language of instruction is English.

Study materials

КРОК 1. Українська мова як іноземна (рівень А1-А2). Книга для студента
(STEP 1. Ukrainian as a foreign language (level A1-A2). A book for a student)

Book can be bought here:



Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Active participation in teaching and passing all the required course assignments.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish