ХIV Міжнародна літня школа
Української мови та країнознавства

The International Summer School “Ukrainian Language and Country Studies”
July 20 to August 1, 2020


Ukrainian is the language that opens the door to a young state with written documents that are a thousand years old, its unique culture, turbulent history, and national folk singing that is famous around the world.
It is the language spoken by more than 50 million open-hearted, hospitable people.
This is the language of a strategic partner in the political and economic life of the world.


L’viv is considered to be the spiritual capital of Ukraine. Here Ukrainian comes to its own right as the language of all spheres, of cultural and social life.

 L’viv is one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe, and is located at the intersection of various nations.

 L’viv is known for its mosaic culture: Ukrainians, Poles, Germans, Armenians, and Jews have created its intricate and paradoxical, yet harmonious, world.

This is a city that is an open-air museum though at the same time a modern city of students, artists, and actors.


The Centre is staffed by professionals from one of the most authoritative scientific and educational establishments of Ukraine – Ivan Franko National University of L’viv.

L’viv University has a long-standing tradition of teaching Ukrainian language and Ukrainian literature. This is the very institution where the first department of Ukrainian philology was established (in 1848).

Studying during the pandemic

Dear colleagues, due to the pandemic, we (The International Summer School team “Ukrainian Language and Country Studies”)
are forced to turn to online format of our school (Zoom, Google Hangouts, Google Classroom and Skype are possible programs to be used).

For more detailed information please contact Oksana Turkevych –
ukr.center.lviv@gmail.com , turkevycho@gmail.com

What remains?

Dates (July 20 to August 1, 2020);
Number of academic hours in Ukrainian;
Introductory Test and Exam;
Professional teachers, native speakers of Ukrainian

What has been changed?

The cost of the course will be 200 euros (lessons, all study materials, certificate);
Afternoon program (we can offer online options instead (movies, plays, concerts, tours, lectures);
Language Proficiency Certificate;
Credits (in case of an agreement with Ivan Franko National University in Lviv)

The Centre for Ukrainian Studies

In order to promote Ukrainian language and culture in the world, the Centre is cordially inviting anyone interested to participate in the International Summer School “Ukrainian Language and Country Studies”

This summer you can:

  • enrich your knowledge of Ukrainian through an intensive class using modern teaching;
  • study in small groups (under 7 people) with qualified teachers of Ukrainian as a foreign language;
  • receive a certificate grading the level of your Ukrainian in correspondence with the CEFR scale;
  • make new friends from different parts of the world;
  • widen your knowledge of Ukraine through lectures in history, economics, culture, politics and literature;
  • meet famous Ukrainian people;
  • travel to the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains and other picturesque destinations in Western Ukraine;
  • enjoy the unforgettable atmosphere of Lviv and experience true Ukrainian hospitality;
  • get a credit (University Credits) (in case of an agreement on cooperation with Ivan Franko National University in Lviv).


We offer

International summer and winter schools of Ukrainian language and culture for foreigners

The Center for Ukrainian Studies organizes language courses for different groups of students under the auspices of Ivan Franko National University of L’viv within the school year based on specific arrangements made in advance.

In case there are enough students of the same language level, winter schools can be organized.

Students who are over 18 years old may participate in schools.

Younger participants need their parents’ written agreement to take part in the courses.

Skype Lessons

The Center for Ukrainian Studies provides the opportunity for online studies of Ukrainian as a foreign language.

All interested are required to fill out an online application form indicating their level of Ukrainian, previous experience of learning Slavic languages and a convenient time for lessons.

Seminars for teachers of Ukrainian as a foreign language

The Center for Ukrainian Studies organizes round table discussions, seminars and conferences on the challenges of teaching Ukrainian as a foreign language under the auspices of Ivan Franko National University of L’viv.

Teachers of Ukrainian abroad have the unique opportunity to gain and exchange experience during the International Summer School “Ukrainian Language and Country Studies”.