Beginning Ukrainian DVD-ROM

by Oksana Sachyk, Ph.D.

Beginning Ukrainian DVD-ROM is comprehensive multimedia language courseware. This DVD-ROM package is the equivalent of a textbook and workbook, with audio and video.

It can be used either by independent learners or by students in a traditional or self-instructional classroom setting, and covers material equivalent to a one-year college course.

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About the Author

Oksana Sachyk graduated from Kyiv State Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine in 1991 with a diploma with honors in Romance and Germanic Languages and Literature. From 1991 to 1994 she attended post graduate courses in Foreign Literature at the same University and in 1997 defended her thesis and received a PhD degree in Linguistics. Oksana Sachyk has ten publications in the area of her studies in Ukraine. From 1994 to 2001 she worked first as lecturer and later as associate professor at Kyiv National Shevchenko University, Department of Foreign Philology teaching courses in English Language and Literature. In 2001 Oksana Sachyk moved to Canada, and taught Ukrainian and Russian at FLIO, the Foreign Language Institute of Ottawa, Canada from 2002 to 2008. Since 2008, she has worked as a language specialist and learning consultant for the Canadian government.

Author's Introduction to the DVD-ROM

Introduction by
Oksana Sachyk, Ph.D.

You are about to begin an exciting and adventurous journey into the world of the Ukrainian language.

Ukrainian is a melodic and beautiful language of a magnificent country of generous and hospitable people. It is the official language of Ukraine, a former Soviet republic, independent since 1991, with a population of almost 49 million people. Ukrainian is also widely spoken in the Ukrainian immigrant communities of Canada, the United States, Great Britain and other countries. Despite the fact that Ukraine was oppressed for many years, it has had a long and colorful history, and has retained its original and rich culture, which you will be exploring while learning the language.

Beginning Ukrainian is designed as an introductory course of the language as well as culture of the Ukrainian people. This practical course will address your needs and provide you with confidence in communicating in Ukrainian at an everyday level. Topics in these 20 lessons encompass traditional themes such as greetings, a telephone conversation, shopping, and dining out. Overall, material presented in the course covers approximately two semesters of university studies. On your journey you will meet with two individuals, a Canadian visiting Ukraine for the first time and a native Ukrainian living in the capital city of Kyiv. They will assist you on your way and answer many questions you may have. Please note that learning any language requires time, persistence and repetition. Enjoy the journey.

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System Requirements

 To run the Critical Languages Series DVD-ROM software, your computer will need to meet these requirements:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8
    Products have been tested to work on Windows XP, but we can no longer recommend it due to the end of support by Microsoft.
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Screen resolution of 1024x768 or greater
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater
  • Windows Media Player 7 or greater
  • Microphone recommended

This disc requires a PC and will not play on a standard DVD movie player.

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