language online – Ukrainian

In spring 08  I spent two weeks carrying out research in Kiev.  Fortunately, most of the documents I needed were in Russian.  But not all of them.  Moreover, the chief of the reading room at the central Party archive of Ukraine only spoke to me in Ukrainian.  Each time I would answer haltingly in Russian – and without batting an eye she would continue on in Ukrainian, despite knowing Russian. Charming?

As a way to get started learning Ukrainian, I found an online course hosted at UCL in England called Read Ukrainian.

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October 16, 2008. Language, Research, Students, Teaching, Ukraine.

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