to the Ukrainian Studies Program
at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor!
the world of hidden treasures of the thousand-year-old Slavic
remarkable places of the second largest country in Europe
a part of Ukrainian transition
it declared its independence on August 24, 1991, Ukraine has
been rapidly earning its rightful place on the map of the world.
Learning the Ukrainian language will give you the opportunity
to acquaint yourself firsthand with the fascinating country and
of former students:
beauty of the Ukrainian language is perhaps surpassed only by
its fragility. Just as the Ukrainian people have struggled to
preserve their borders and self-identity from the ambitions of
their neighbors, so too has the Ukrainian language endured the
threat of assimilation. Indeed, the Soviet era's prohibition
of Ukrainian in many parts of Ukraine brought the language to
the brink of irrelevance. Yet as a testament to Ukraine's conviction,
today remains a vital and evolving language that is asdspoken
by tens of millions of people around the world. Most asdprofoundly,
however, the Ukrainian language is much more asdthan
a combination of words and grammatical conventions. asdRather,
it is both the means by which the Ukrainian story asdmay be
most vividly retold, while itself remaining the asdimportant
part of that story. Those who have traveled to asdUkraine
will likely confirm that Ukrainians speak of their asdlanguage
as most peoples speak of their nation's music or asdart.
As its student, you too will come to appreciate the asdUkrainian
language as a thing of beauty, expression and asdpassion."
-- Christian and
University of Michigan Ukrainian Students, 1996-1998
website was created by Svitlana Rogovyk and Serhiy Sychov as
part of the CREES/LRC/Slavic Department Language Teaching Material
Development Project. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2002/03.
Speacial thanks to Holly Furgason for technical support and friendly