Language - The Heart of a Nation
Programs and Courses
This term is often used to describe Ukrainian Pre-School or Nursery School. Weekly schedules, location, type of program and teacher qualifications are varied. These programs are extremely important, because they establish meaningful connections to the Ukrainian community for many young families with children. They also help parents to understand the benefits of having their children educated and nurtured in a caring, Ukrainian cultural environment.Bilingual Program
A K-12 Ukrainian-English Bilingual Program (the only Ukrainian bilingual program in Saskatchewan) is available in two schools in Saskatoon. It is open to everyone – prospective students don’t need to speak Ukrainian or be of Ukrainian heritage. The program, which began in 1979, uses a co-operative approach that involves the school, home, church and community. The goals are for students to become functionally bilingual and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the Ukrainian Byzantine Church tradition and of Ukrainian-Canadian culture and heritage.Core Programs
A Core language program simply means that Ukrainian is taught as a school subject, much like Social Studies or Science. In Grades 10-12, students may receive provincial credits for their language achievement. Sometimes, arrangements are made to have the credit courses taught after school hours or during the summer. Qualified teachers and the appropriate number of hours of instruction must be available, as specified by provincial education departments.
Click <here> for a list and addresses of schools which offer Sadochok, Bilingual, Core, Language Schools, Summer Camps and Adult Language programs.University-level Ukrainian Studies Programs
Currently, the Department of Languages and Linguistics, College of Arts and Sciences as well as St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan offer instruction in the core area of Ukrainian language, culture and civilization.
The Department of Languages and Linguistics offers programs in Ukrainian/Linguistics, Ukrainian/Comparative Literature and Ukrainian Area Studies, as well as Recognition in Ukrainian.
In addition to courses on Ukrainian Folklore and Ukrainian Culture in Canada, St. Thomas More College offers U of S students an eight-week summer study session at Ternopil National University in Ternopil. The Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage actively assists the college in the fields of Ukrainian Studies at the U of S.Language Schools
These Ukrainian programs, comprised of some instruction in language, culture, history and spirituality, take place once a week outside of regular school hours. It is an added commitment to each family's schedule, much like music lessons, dance lessons or other after-school activities.Summer Camps
A number of Ukrainian camps take place each summer at Saskatchewan’s beautiful lakes and parks for children of all ages -- even for older teens, young adults and families. Sponsored by church-based organizations, these camps often have themes giving campers the chance to learn about their Ukrainian heritage while basking in nature’s glory.
There is also a five-week immersion program that offers high school credit language classes and reinforces classroom learning with a full slate of cultural and extracurricular activity.Adult Language Programs
Adults programs comprise university-level, non-credit conversational and language classes during the school year and a weekend camp offering adults a Ukrainian language immersion experience during the summer.
The provincial education Ministry is responsible for all K-12 credit and non-credit Ukrainian language programs in Saskatchewan. This includes programs offered through the regular school day as well as those offered by ethnocultural organizations through out-of-school heritage language classes. The Ukrainian Education Portal of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education provides a complete listing of provincial programs, curricula, resources and supporting organizations.
UCC-SPC is a strong supporter and advocate for Ukrainian language and other education. This area of our website is designed to provide educators, students and all interested visitors with links to useful Ukrainian educational tools.
EdNu - the main goal of this site is to present information concerning education in Ukraine and abroad for prospective international students interested in study in Ukraine. [English / Ukrainian]
Ukrainian as a Foreign Language - is a free online course for beginner learners of Ukrainian. It offers eleven lessons containing basic vocabulary and grammar. You do not need to know any Ukrainian to take this course successfully. It is fairly short to spare the need for planning a language course far ahead of your trip to Ukraine but nonetheless it provides a comprehensive overview of Ukrainian language basics. We have in particular elaborated on essential language elements that are alien to the English language structure and therefore harder for beginners to understand. Whenever appropriate, similarities in other languages (German, French, Russian, etc.) are pointed out. [English / Ukrainian]
Ukrainian Power - educational, children's products.Children will love learning Ukrainian from their friends in Alphabet Village, an enchanted place where letters grow on trees and the river flows with alphabet soup. Through songs, games and entertaining techniques, Boomchyk Borovyk and Pani Vera teach Natalka, Yurko and Maksym their alphabet, how to count, the days of the week and months of the year in Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4. Milya, the lovely English-speaking host, pops in throughout the videos and provides encouragement and explanations of the on-screen activities. Closed captioning is also provided in English. [English]
Vesela Abetka features illustrated alphabets, fairy tales and stories, readers, jokes, folk sayings, tongue twisters, riddles, and games. [Ukrainian]
University of Saskatchewan Ukrainian Studies Scholarships
This UCC-SPC program supports Ukrainian language learning in high school and at the University of Saskatchewan. Three book prizes are awarded as described below:The UCC-SPC University Entrance Award
The UCC-SPC has established an entrance award for students who have completed Grade Twelve in Saskatchewan. Students who apply must be planning to register, or be registered, in a full course of studies in any college at the University of Saskatchewan and they must register, or be registered, in at least one Ukrainian course (language, literature, civilization). One award will be granted each year. In the current year the award consists of the two-volume set of UKRAINE: A Concise Encyclopedia. (Approximate value: $200)The UCC-SPC Leon Wowk Memorial University Undergraduate Award
The UCC-SPC has established a memorial undergraduate award for students who have successfully completed at least one full year of university studies in Saskatchewan, who are registered in at least one Ukrainian course, and who are enrolled in a full course of studies in any college at the University of Saskatchewan. One award will be granted each year. In the current year the award consists of the two-volume set of UKRAINE: A Concise Encyclopedia. (Approximate value: $200)The UCC-SPC Ukrainian Studies Award
The UCC-SPC has established a Ukrainian Studies award for students who are entering their third year of a Ukrainian Studies program in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan. To be eligible, students must enrol in a full program of study and must be registered in at least one advanced Ukrainian course. One award will be granted each year. Application for this award is in the form of a comprehensive letter, addressed to the Department. An official transcript of marks must accompany the letter. In the current year the award consists of the five-volume set of THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UKRAINE. (Approximate value: $750)
Selection is on the basis of academic achievement; the decision of the selection committee is final.
Applicants must submit a complete application by October 15 of the year in which the award is being made, to the Department of Languages and Linguistics.
Successful applicants only will be notified by letter.
from: The Department of Languages and Linguistics
517 Arts Building
9 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5
Scholarships are available to continuing students in Arts & Science taking at least one course in Ukrainian Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. To get details, click here and
This endowed award was established in 2000 with a bequest from the estates of Eli Zalusky and Rose Zalusky. The Eli and Rose Zalusky Ukrainian Language Award fulfills the wish of Mr. and Mrs. Zalusky that the Ukrainian language continue to flourish and be passed on from one generation to the next.
The Eli and Rose Zalusky Ukrainian Language Award is made available to full-time graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Regina who are enrolled in a Ukrainian Language course. Preference will be given to students who reside in the City of Regina. The award is open to students enrolled in either a credit or a non-credit Ukrainian language course at the University of Regina, although preference will be given to students who are enrolled in a credit course. If no classes in the Ukrainian language are offered at the University of Regina in any given semester, the administrator of the award will consider the following, in this order:
|Application||Eli and Rose Zalusky Ukrainian Language Award application forms are available from the Financial Aid Office. Applications are to be submitted by June 1 to the Financial Aid, Scholarships and Awards Office (University of Regina, University Centre 229, Regina, SK S4S 0A2).
|Selection||Financial Aid and Awards Office will determine the recipient based on the eligibility criteria.|
The Saskatchewan Teachers of Ukrainian is a professional organization for teachers and all others who are involved in Ukrainian Language education. In addition to promoting and advancing the teaching of the Ukrainian language within an educational framework in Saskatchewan, the STU provides professional development opportunities through seminars, meetings and an annual conference. As a special subjects council of the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation, it acts in an advisory capacity to the STF on issues related to education. Finally, it maintains contact with speakers of Ukrainian in other countries in order to provide language and cultural enrichment opportunities.