The Magic Mitten

Learn Ukrainian Through Folk Tales
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (5 ratings)
1,017 students
Accurately use level-appropriate grammar in reading, listening, & speaking
Write simple sentences using level-appropriate grammar and writing
Speak using learned & spontaneous phrases and short sentences about familiar topics in predictable, straightforward situations at the beginner and pre-intermediate level
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  • Completion of beginner levels and/or those with practical knowledge of the Ukrainian language


"The Magic Mitten", or "Mitten" is a famous folk tale. It is often attributed as Ukrainian but it is also told in other versions from surrounding countries.

The whole course is built around "The Magic Mitten". Its main aim is to improve your overall Ukrainian language ability. That is why you will find a different range of tasks in this course. You will develop vocabulary and reading strategies.This course emphasizes the development of fluency and intelligibility in spoken Ukrainian.

This course is aimed at students who are elementary level or higher. Although the course might be too difficult for beginners and too easy for intermediate students. the folk tale can be told in different ways but I tried to simplify the language so that you can memorize vocabulary and the main grammatical forms.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is open to those who are interested in advancing their comprehension & use of the Ukrainian language
  • It's designed for anyone who likes to learn a language through stories

Course content

5 sections • 28 lectures • 56m total length
  • Introduction


Language Teacher
Oksana Hirchak
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 37 Reviews
  • 2,779 Students
  • 4 Courses

Hi! My name is Oksana. I was born and grew up in Ukraine. I gained my Master's degree in American and European Studies from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. After graduation in 2018, I moved to China to teach English and learn Chinese language.

I came back to Europe in April 2019, I travelled around and took part in a few volunteering projects and now I am working as an online teacher.

I am interested in languages, psychology, journalism and self-development.