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Yuri I. Shevchuk, Lecturer in Ukrainian
This popular language textbook with an interactive website offers an easy, effective, and fun way for beginners to learn how to read, write, speak and understand Ukrainian.
The second edition has been updated with new exercises, grammar lessons, photographs and illustrations. Beginner s Ukrainian covers such common conversational topics as meeting people, traveling, shopping, hobbies, family relations, vacationing, meals, weather, and much more. Priority is given to developing learners conversational skills while providing them with a solid grammar foundation. The book s companion website offers a wealth of interactive conversational, grammar, and phonetic drills designed for use by both independent and instructor-led learners.
The book includes fifteen useful lessons, covering everyday situations such as introductions, family, and shopping
An interactive website featuring audio dialogues and exercises recorded using native speakers is also available to users.
The guide also includes useful cultural and grammatical notes; appendices of critical information, including declension tables, noun endings, common Ukrainian names, numbers, verb conjugations and more; and a Ukrainian-English/ English-Ukrainian dictionary of words used in the book.
Yuri Shevchuk’s translation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm is published in Kyiv.
1. Interview on Radio Kultura, Kyiv, Ukraine, May 30, 2015 (in Ukrainian)
2. The lecture “The Policy of Language Pairing and the Future of the Ukrainian Language”, June 2, 2015, the University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine (in Ukrainian).
3. Segment on language situation, bilingualism in Ukraine on the ICTV Ukrainian national TV channel (in Ukrainian)
4. “Ukrainian Identity, Language, and Culture after the Revolution of Dignity,” public lecture at the Ye Bookstore, Kyiv, Ukraine, June 3, 2015 (in Ukrainian).
5. Interview on the popular program Evening with Mykola Kniazhytsky of the Espresso TV, Kyiv, Ukraine, June 5, 2015 (in Ukrainian)
6. Interview for the Ukrainian broadcast division of Radio Liberty, June 8, 2015 (in Ukrainian)
7. Interview on the Morning in Kyiv, popular news program of the Kyiv TV, June 10, 2015 (in Ukrainian)
8. Quote in the Uriadovy Kurier (Government Courier) on the state of Ukrainian filmmaking, June 13, 2015 (in Ukrainian)
9. Interview on the state of language, identity and culture for the glavcom.ua June 19, 2015
(in Ukrainian) http://glavcom.ua/articles/30152.html
10. Reprint of the interview for glavcom.ua web site by the http://ukrajina.tak.today June 23, 2015
(in Ukrainian) http://ukrajina.tak.today/shevchyk-perexodyty-na-rosijsku
11. Interview for the Zakhid Studio of the Espresso TV, July 4, 2015 (in Ukrainian) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P5ahzI5bK8&feature=youtu.be
12. Interview for the zik.ua on the policy of language pairing as a new powerful tool of Russification in Ukraine, July 8, 2015 (in Ukrainian)
13. Interview for the Hromadske Radio (Public Radio), Kyiv, Ukraine on the language situation in Ukraine, July 19, 2015 (in Ukrainian)
14. Nazifying Ukraine on the Silver Screen in the Wake of the Tribeca Film Festival, article published by two leading Ukrainian filmmaking industry publications: kinokolo.ua, screenplay.com.ua and the Ukrainian National Filmmakers’ Union, April 30, 2015 (in Ukrainian)
15. American Film in Search of a Ukrainian Protagonist. Is It Possible to Be Ukrainian without Being One, a film review of the feature documentary Crocodile Gennadiy competing at the Tribeca Film Festival 2015, published by two leading Ukrainian filmmaking industry publications: kinokolo.ua, screenplay.com.ua and the Ukrainian National Filmmakers’ Union, May 15, 2015 (in Ukrainian)
16. Article on the state of the Ukrainian filmmaking on the telekritika.ua July 21, 2015 (in Ukrainian).
17. Article on the state of the Ukrainian filmmaking in the leading filmmaking industry publication screenplay.com.ua July 26, 2015 (in Ukrainian)