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Program description

Summer Language and Culture Program consists of 2 sessions from 2 to 6 weeks long. Students may enroll in any of the sessions with a minimum course length of 2 weeks and a maximum duration of 6 weeks. 

Our entire course structure is based on and strictly follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).The curriculum is designed so that each new session starts with a review of previously studied grammar constructions and speech patterns.  This helps our newcomers get easily incorporated into the learning process.

We offer three intensity levels in Ukrainian: 

Our Basic 3-week session consists of 60 hours (1 academic hour equals 45 minutes) of morning group lessons with a maximum of 10 participants per group.

Our Standard 3-week session consists of 60 hours of morning group lessons, 15 hours of one-to-one afternoon tutoring and 30 hours of evening activities.

Groups are formed according to an placement test, which is compulsory for everyone, including beginners. After the first week of the program, if a student feels that he or she is in the wrong group, he or she may discuss the situation with the teacher and the Academic Director, and may be moved to the appropriate level.

During the course, students are provided with all necessary textbooks and handouts.

To advance our students’ knowledge of Ukraine and its society, course lectures are aimed at informing foreigners about modern political, cultural, and social issues. Therefore, students of all levels are taught by a teacher focusing on grammar and speech patterns, and guest speakers delivering lectures on Ukrainian mentality, traditions, politics and economy, as well as history and culture. 

All participants receive a graded certificate stating the course type, course dates, level of Ukrainian and number of ECTS credits earned. The Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education of Ukraine. ECTS credits earned at UCU can easily be transferred to North American, Australian, and European universities using the ECTS system.

The allocation of ECTS credits for Ukrainian Language and Culture courses is based on the amount of work necessary for a course. One 60 credit hour course amounts to a total of 120 contact hours (60 hours class attendance, 15 hours tutoring, 30 hours evening activities, and 15 hours lectures or workshops), independent study, and preparation for public speaking presentations and exams. Students receive a fixed amount of ECTS credits per graded course.

Transcripts will be provided to those students who enroll in a credit program, attend classes regularly, and pass all required examinations.

Attendance is compulsory for credited students. Students will not be awarded credits if they have an attendance record of less than 75%.

School of Ukrainian Language and Culture reserves the right to expel students from the Summer Program in the event of improper behavior.