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Free online course about Ukrainian culture in English was launched


Ukrainian Institute, together with the EdEra, created a free English-language online course “Ukrainian Culture: Understanding the Country and its People”, which tells about the peculiarities of the formation of Ukrainian culture and society. Director and screenwriter Mark Raymond Wilkins has become the narrator of the course.


What comes to your mind when you think about Ukrainian culture?  Traditional clothes? A few artists or writers? But these are only a shadow of what Ukrainian culture represents.

In 10 video lectures, you will learn about the values of Ukrainian society; about art during the war; about how different ethnic and national groups shaped the Ukrainian cultural space and even about how the traumatic experience of the 20th century affected the food culture of Ukrainians.  

In addition to the video lectures, the course provides learners with sources – literature, texts, video links, and online resources that touch upon a range of issues of Ukrainian culture. Each of these will give you a balanced and nuanced knowledge of Ukrainian culture, identities, and society. You will understand the peculiarity of Ukrainian society and under what historical conditions Ukrainian culture was formed. 

The course will be useful for those who teach disciplines related to Ukraine, particularly the Ukrainian language, or who wish to present Ukrainian culture to the world. 

Scientists participated in the development of video lectures: Prof Dr Volodymyr Masliychuk (NaUKMA), Dr Olena Braichenko (Food Culture), writer and presenter Olena Huseinova (UA, Radio Kultura), Tetiana Filevska (Creative Director of UI), Prof Dr Vakhtang Kebuladze (NaUKMA), Dr Olha Dubchak (Vikhola publishing house), Dr Oleksandra Gaidai (UI), Dr Ihor Lylo (Institute of Galician Cuisine), Dr Oksana Kis, Dr Svitlana Biedarieva (Ph.D. in art history).

Read more here.

The course is free. The language is English. To enroll, you only need to register on the international educational platform Udemy

The online course “Ukrainian Culture: Understanding the Country and its People” was developed by the Ukrainian Institute and EdEra online education studio with the financial support of the International Renaissance Foundation