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Learn Ukrainian in Kyiv

Immerse yourself in Ukrainian language in the cradle of East Slavic culture.
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NovaMova, Ukrainian for ‘new language’, has over 15 years experience teaching the native languages of former Soviet countries. Our accredited Ukrainian Immersion Programme optimises course materials, conversation practice, cultural exposure, and immersive homestays to address individual needs and achieve language-learning goals.

Nestled among the green hills of the Dnieper River, Kyiv has been a significant trade and cultural centre since the 5th century. The city’s medieval sites have stood against time and turmoil, while Kyiv’s modern side speaks to Ukraine’s Soviet past and its genuinely European heart. Ukraine’s deep history and rich tradition are juxtaposed beautifully with cosmopolitan boutiques, flavorful dining, and engaging events.

Learn Ukrainian in Kyiv

Courses and Prices

Ukrainian Group Course1 week from € 145

Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment*, no meals
1 € 185 € 395 € 425 € 450
2 € 370 € 760 € 820 € 870
3 € 555 € 1,125 € 1,215 € 1,290
4 € 740 € 1,490 € 1,610 € 1,710
6 € 1,050 € 2,040 € 2,160 € 2,310
8 € 1,400 € 2,710 € 2,870 € 3,070
10 € 1,650 € 3,280 € 3,480 € 3,730
12 € 1,980 € 3,930 € 4,170 € 4,470
Group lessons are the best place to interact not only with a teacher but with other students as well. You'll get an opportunity to develop your communication skills quickly and easily. W also maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio to ensure that the needs of all students are met.
Group lessons:
2​0 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
Beginner, A1, A2, B1, B2
Max. Class Size:
1​0
Ave. Class Size:​
6
Days and Times:
Mon-Fri, 10.00-13.15
Start dates for all levels (except beginners):
every Monday
Start dates for the beginner’s level:
11.06 / 25.06 / 09.07 / 23.07 / 06.08 / 20.08 / 03.09 / 24.09 / 15.10 / 12.11 / 03.12.2018
* - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th

Ukrainian Individual Course1 week from € 160

Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment**, no meals
1 € 200 € 410 € 440 € 465
2 € 400 € 790 € 850 € 900
3 € 600 € 1,170 € 1,260 € 1,335
4 € 800 € 1,550 € 1,670 € 1,770
6 € 1,080 € 2,070 € 2,190 € 2,340
8 € 1,440 € 2,750 € 2,910 € 3,110
10 € 1,600 € 3,230 € 3,430 € 3,680
12 € 1,920 € 3,870 € 4,110 € 4,410
Individual program allows our instructors to adjust every lesson to the specific instructional needs of the student, and if necessary, to focus on the study of a particular topic. In addition, individual classes offer a more flexible schedule than group courses.
Individual lessons:
10 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
all levels
Days and Times:
Mon-Fri, to be defined
Start dates:
any weekday
* - Number of lessons per week
** - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th
For individual lessons held from May 29 till September 15, 2018 there is a 20% surcharge
Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment**, no meals
1 € 300 € 510 € 540 € 565
2 € 600 € 990 € 1,050 € 1,100
3 € 900 € 1,470 € 1,560 € 1,635
4 € 1,200 € 1,950 € 2,070 € 2,170
6 € 1,530 € 2,520 € 2,640 € 2,790
8 € 2,040 € 3,350 € 3,510 € 3,710
10 € 2,250 € 3,880 € 4,080 € 4,330
12 € 2,700 € 4,650 € 4,890 € 5,190
Individual program allows our instructors to adjust every lesson to the specific instructional needs of the student, and if necessary, to focus on the study of a particular topic. In addition, individual classes offer a more flexible schedule than group courses.
Individual lessons:
15 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
all levels
Days and Times:
Mon-Fri, to be defined
Start dates:
any weekday
* - Number of lessons per week
** - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th
For individual lessons held from May 29 till September 15, 2018 there is a 20% surcharge
Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment**, no meals
1 € 400 € 610 € 640 € 665
2 € 800 € 1,190 € 1,250 € 1,300
3 € 1,200 € 1,770 € 1,860 € 1,935
4 € 1,600 € 2,350 € 2,470 € 2,570
6 € 2,040 € 3,030 € 3,150 € 3,300
8 € 2,720 € 4,030 € 4,190 € 4,390
10 € 3,000 € 4,630 € 4,830 € 5,080
12 € 3,600 € 5,550 € 5,790 € 6,090
Individual program allows our instructors to adjust every lesson to the specific instructional needs of the student, and if necessary, to focus on the study of a particular topic. In addition, individual classes offer a more flexible schedule than group courses.
Individual lessons:
20 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
all levels
Days and Times:
Mon-Fri, to be defined
Start dates:
any weekday
* - Number of lessons per week
** - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th
For individual lessons held from May 29 till September 15, 2018 there is a 20% surcharge
Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment**, no meals
1 € 600 € 810 € 840 € 865
2 € 1,200 € 1,590 € 1,650 € 1,700
3 € 1,800 € 2,370 € 2,460 € 2,535
4 € 2,400 € 3,150 € 3,270 € 3,370
6 € 3,060 € 4,050 € 4,170 € 4,320
8 € 4,080 € 5,390 € 5,550 € 5,750
10 € 4,500 € 6,130 € 6,330 € 6,580
12 € 5,400 € 7,350 € 7,590 € 7,890
Individual program allows our instructors to adjust every lesson to the specific instructional needs of the student, and if necessary, to focus on the study of a particular topic. In addition, individual classes offer a more flexible schedule than group courses.
Individual lessons:
30 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
all levels
Days and Times:
Mon-Fri, to be defined
Start dates:
any weekday
* - Number of lessons per week
** - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th
For individual lessons held from May 29 till September 15, 2018 there is a 20% surcharge

Dates & Prices 2018

Dates & Prices 2019

Accommodations in Kyiv

We offer several different types of accommodations to fit your needs.
You can select from the following options:

Home stay

HB
Immersion within native speaking families. Comfortable private rooms with all necessities and constant language practice. Location within 30 min from school (central zone) or up to 50 min (1 zone). Breakfast and dinner are included.
BB
Immersion within native speaking families. Comfortable private rooms with all necessities and constant language practice. Location within 30 min from school (central zone) or up to 50 min (1 zone). Breakfast is included.
Room Only
Immersion within native speaking families. Comfortable private rooms with all necessities and constant language practice. Location within 30 min from school (central zone) or up to 50 min (1 zone). No meal is included.

Apartment

Private
Comfortable and reasonably priced apartment for your private and relaxed stay. All apartments are located within 15 min (downtown) or 30 min walk from school (central zone). Quiet and friendly streets, though may be noisy if located near restaurants. Meals are not included, but there is a kitchen at your disposal.
Shared
Less private, but cheaper option. Private rooms for each student (max 3 students per apartment). Common bathroom and kitchen. Location within 30 min from school. Meals not included, but there is a kitchen at your disposal.

Excursions and Tours

You will be more motivated to learn the language if you fall in love with the place of its origin. That is why our Excursion Program is designed to move your heart closer to Kyiv, to let you interact with our past, and to help you form your own opinion to take with you. Each excursion covers a certain page in the history and culture of the country and includes different learning activities as quizzes, guided touring, translation practice, and interactions with local experts to have your questions asked and answered.
You will be more motivated to learn the language if you fall in love with the place of its origin. That is why our Excursion Program is designed to move you heart closer to Kyiv, to let you interact with our past, and to help you form your own opinion to take with you. Each excursion covers a certain page in the history and culture of the country and includes different learning activities as quizzes, guided touring, translation practice, and interactions with local experts to have your questions asked and answered.
The Walking Tour in Kyiv
Tour of Lavra Monastery
Museum of Miniatures
Chernobyl Museum
World War II Memorial Tour
Ballistic Missile Base
Ukrainian Village Museum
Welcome Central Kiev Tour

The Walking Tour of Kyiv’s Landmarks

Golden Gate

We normally start our Excursion Program with the walking tour of the city center right at the doorstep of NovaMova. This is the historical area full of traces of the distant path. This is where our most important historical ruler Yaroslav the Wise built the Golden Gate of Kyiv and the St. Sophia Cathedral back in the early 11th century.

The street where our students walk daily once was a part of Yaroslav’s Barrier Wall that shielded the city from nomadic tribes. This Wall was connected to the Golden Gate which serves today as a museum and an area for public events. The monument of Yaroslav the Wise is located next to the Gate in a cozy park, a favorite spot of buskers, lovers of book-crossing and street coffee.

St. Sophia Cathedral

Continuing along, we reach Kyiv’s most important historical landmark - St. Sophia Cathedral. You will learn that it was named after the Holy Wisdom rather than a certain saint as the idea was to build the church in the image of Hagia Sophia cathedral in Constantinople (now Istanbul), the cradle of the Orthodox Church. It’s the burial site of Yaroslav the Wise, a father to Queen Anne of France.

Today the cathedral is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and it stands as a secular museum of Ukrainian Christianity and history. It carries magnificent original mosaics and frescos from the 11th century that attracts tourists and scholars from around the world.

Street Markets and Parks

To the north-east of St. Sophia Cathedral we will come to St Michael square with an eponymous cathedral also called the Golden Domed, and you will quickly find out why. It was also built in the middle ages and then destroyed during the early years of communist rule. It sits on a bluff with an old park and a beautiful bird-eye view of the river, islands, and the remaining city with the neighboring towns and villages.

From there you can descent on Kyiv’s cable tram also known as funicular that was built in 1905 and runs to the present day or you can walk to St. Andrew Descent with a beautiful baroque church on top of it. It’s a favorite street of all Kyivits. It’s famous for its art and souvenir market, stylish cafes and restaurants, theatre and museums.

Mikhail Bulgakov a famous local writer who authored Master and Margarita lived in the house #13. Today it’s one of the world’s top literary museum dedicated to Bulgakov and his heritage. The cobble-stoned street will take you down to Podol area where the time seems to stand still.

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Tour of Lavra Monastery in Caves


The Lavra, also known as Pechersk Monastery, is a place where time stands still and every building hides a thrilling story for an inquisitive visitor. It’s a practicing monastery with certain area open to the general public.

Formed about a thousand years ago and located on the beautiful slopes Lavra initially served as a hiding place for first Christians who fled there to find refuge from persecution. They lived in caves where they had their own cells and even temples that you can visit today.

Later the fame of the monastery reached far beyond the state borders and the missionaries from Greece and Constantinople were seeking to join their brethren in the caves and with adoption of Christianity helped them to develop a monastery that quickly grew into the worshiping center for all of the Orthodox world.

Today lavra is included into the UNESCO’s World Heritage list as a place of great historical significance. The monastery welcomes visitors of any belief and walk of life and invites you to observe the ancient catacombs, temples and museums.

Apart from religious sites you will be able to attend the Museum of Book Printing, Museum of Decorative Art of Ukraine, Museum of Cinema, Museum of Treasures that displays truly unique jewelry made by early nations that populated the area of modern Ukraine long before forming Rus of Kyiv. Also, you will be able to visit a one of a kind Museum of Miniatures.

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Museum of Miniatures

The museum presents an amazing exposition of hand-made micro-art objects that you will only be able to observe with the help of the microscopic lense. A golden chess-set on a needle head, portraits of Ernest Hemingway and Yuriy Gagarin engraved on a human hair, the world’s smallest book with a dozen of pages at an astonishing 6 square milimeters with pages containing both writing and illustrations by Mykola Syadrysty, the master who made these and many other things.

You can often meet the author himself as Mykola loves to come and talk to the visitors. It is undeniably most curious and fascinating museum of microminiatures in the world!

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Chernobyl Museum

This museum is a place for you to understand and almost feel what it was like to be in the center or anywhere near of the most disastrous nuclear catastrophe in history.

The graphic exposition will guide you step by step to the big picture of the calamity and to answers to all your questions. Perhaps! As there is still no unanimous concord on what really caused it! It shows that the activated nuclear power can have a mind of its own and demonstrate unexplained behavior even in a controlled environment.

The text you will hear is powered by the specific language, so we will help you to prepare. You can as well have a translator or have the entire tour in English and other languages. Students at the advanced level can even have their own translation practise set up in this museum.

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World War II Memorial Tour

The purpose of this tour is to present you with visual and comprehensive information about the events of the Second World War as it played out in the former Soviet Union, particularly in Ukraine, and also about the Soviet Union’s war in Afghanistan that lasted from 1979 to 1989.

The monumental statue is the Motherland, a 62-meter-high statue of a woman holding a shield and a sword in her hands. This monument is 15th tallest monument in the world.

Inside the pedestal you will find the main exposition which contains 14 connected halls each dedicated to every stage of the war. You will see a lot of documents of war, photos and real life installations that will bring you a fuller knowledge of that not so distant war that changed the world order things which once seemed so solid, however, presently is facing a risky challenge. In times it is an emotional experience to be in the museum as war is a heavy thing.

The museum does a good job keeping the balance between how you should feel and what you should know. It’s giving you facts that you can fill in your own puzzle and have your opinion.

The text you will hear is powered by the specific historical reference language, so we will help you to prepare. You can as well have a translator or have the entire tour in English and other languages. Students at the advanced level can even have their own translation practise set up in this museum. It’s a nice park area over the hilltop over water, good place to spend time, too!

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Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Site Museum

This museum was established in 2001 following Ukraine's historic decision to relinquish its entire nuclear arsenal, which had ranked third largest in the world after Russia and the USA. It is located at the site of an ex-Soviet strategic nuclear missile base in southern Ukraine about 300 kilometers south of Kyiv.

NovaMova has standing authorization to lead groups to the underground Command Post, an actual missile silo, a disarmed SS-18 (Satan) missile, bunkers, components and mechanisms that make the missile fly and much more. This is where you have a unique chance to go back in time of Cold War and peep behind the iron curtain. We offer a one-day tour that includes transportation, a tour guide, and interpreting.

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Ukrainian Village Museum of Pirogovo

Out on the far edge of Kyiv, an hour drive from the city center, lies a biggest open air museum in Europe with a great display of national historical and ethnographic heritage. Different parts represent a certain Ukrainian area and connected with comfortable pathways where you can walk, ride a bicycle or a horse-cart. Each of these parts represents charm and beauty of a certain region of Ukraine.

Within just a few hours you can take an imaginary journey through the entire Ukraine and see how people lived in different parts of the country.

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Armenia

Dates: July 31 - August 2


As long as you have travelled all the way to the South Caucasus, it would be a shame not to make the short hop down to Armenia. Armenia is an incredible country with a fascinating history, unique culture, and incredible beauty.

Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia
Yerevan will be your first stop. Prepare to take a step back into the 20th century, as Yerevan’s architecture is reflective of its Soviet past. In Yerevan, you will have an opportunity to visit the famous Ararat Brandy Factory for a tour and tasting. The company’s signature brandy is reserved for special occasions all over the post-Soviet Union. The trip to Yerevan will include a trip just outside of town to a restaurant, famous among the locals for music, dancing, and of course, great food. Don’t forget to try the trout, an Armenian specialty.

Ancient Monasteries, Temples, and Cathedrals
While in Armenia, you will visit the breathtaking Geghard Monastery, founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator amongst the cliffs and canyons of the Azat River Gorge. The current structures were built in 1215, following the destruction of the original site by Arabs in the 9th Century. This same excursion will include a visit to the nearby Temple of Garni, a classical Hellenistic structure. You will also visit the gorgeous Echmiadzin Cathedral, the mother site of the Armenian Apostolic Church

This excursion includes:
• Transportation
• Lodging for 2 nights
• 2 meals a day
• NovaMova guide
• Guide services
• Entrance fees

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Gonio Fortress Excursion

Dates: July 13th


This excursion begins with a 10-minute drive along the coast to the ancient Roman fortress at Gonio. The fortress was built in the first century AD and occupied by numerous empires since.

This excursion includes:
• NovaMova Guide
• Transportation
• Fortress entry fee and guided tour

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Special Offer Kyiv

Special offer for KIEV | UKRAINE

Enroll before December 14 and get a ticket to the National Opera House for free.*

  • Course dates:
    Nov 05, 2018 - Mar 29, 2019
  • * - Applies for group or mixed courses of at least 2 weeks long

Enrollment

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tel: +380 (44) 234-12-70
tel: +380 (63) 237-77-50
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info@novamova.net