UKR S-B INTERMEDIATE UKRAINIAN
M - F, 9 am - 12 pm
Instructor: Yuri Shevchuk
Office hours: Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM, HURI R.301
OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION• TEXTBOOKS•
METHOD OF EVALUATION• ATTENDANCE• GRADING SYSTEM
METHOD OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
This course is aimed at enabling students to communicate effectively in Ukrainian as it is used in contemporary Ukraine. The course is designed to develop student's capacity to maintain a face-to-face conversation in a number of informal and transactional settings, to ask and answer all communicative types of questions. All four basic language skills listening, speaking, reading and writing receive considerable attention. A special emphasis is placed on meaningful interchange and self-expression in realistic contexts. New grammatical structures are presented as opportunities for genuine communication.
A set of dialogues prepared by the instructor Yuri Shevchuk will be used to develop conversation skills on a variety of topics and thematic competencies. In addition, the core material is presented in the form of monologue, narrative, TV broadcast, interview, newspaper article and serves as a point of departure for variation drills and guided conversation. A selection of readings reinforces grammar review and acquisition of new syntactic structures and vocabulary. Verbal games, dramatization of dialogues, brief video-programs, learning and singing of popular Ukrainian songs complement classroom activities. Throughout the course a special emphasis is placed on encouraging students to create with language and take risks. Role-playing is consistently used to simulate real-life communicative situations.
Students are expected to devote one hour per day (five days a week) doing aural/oral exercises in the LANGUAGE LABORATORY.
The students will primarily use teaching materials prepared for the course by their instructor Yuri Shevchuk.
OTHER RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOKS
To be purchased at the Publications Office of the Harvard Ukrainian Research
* Assya Humesky, Modern Ukrainian, Edmonton, 1999
* Oksana Palka, Modern Ukrainian Grammar in Tables. Morphology, Lviv, 1997.
RECOMMENDED DICTIONARIES AND MANUALS
May be purchased at the Publications Office of the Harvard Ukrainian Research
* W. Niniowsky, Ukrainian-English and English-Ukrainian Dictionary.
* M. L. Podvezko and M.I. Balla, English-Ukrainian Dictionary.
* C. H. Andrusyshen and J.N. Krett Ukrainian-English Dictionary.
* Assya Humesky and Val Bolen, Manual for Individualized Studies: Intermediate Ukrainian I and II (Units 10-20) Ohio State University, 1984
* George Duravets, Ukrainian: Conversational and Grammatical, Vols. 1 and 2
* Yuri Zhluktenko et al., Ukrainsko-anhliiskyi slovnyk, Kiev, 1987
METHOD OF EVALUATION
As all basic courses, UKRN S-B is a training course. To ensure and to evaluate the student's progress, a system of six weekly quizzes (each is approximately 20 minutes long) forms an important component of the program. Quizzes will account for 40% of the final grade.
The course ends with a three-hour examination (25% of the final grade). The quizzes and final examination will include some type of oral and aural testing.
A significant part (35%) of the grade depends on the student's attendance, preparation and active participation. Preparation and active participation include: completion of all assigned exercises and their subsequent correction; participation in conversation sections; participation in discussions about readings and videotapes, and following novyny and dopovidi delivered by classmates; attendance in the language laboratory.
A NOTE ABOUT ATTENDANCE
As all language courses, UKRN S-B requires consistent participation. For this reason, every student that misses two days of classes will be asked to speak with the coordinator of the Ukrainian-language program.
Each quiz and the final examination will consist of 100 (one hundred) points. Your work will be evaluated in the following manner:93% or more = A
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