For six months now, we’ve been running the “Learn with Your Ears” project, which we launched with the support of the Educo Foundation. Currently, there are 128 audio lessons that can be listened to on the website or on 5 other podcast platforms. Students in grades 7-11 can learn about topics in Ukrainian history, Ukrainian language and literature.
But you already know all this, right?
Well, then we’re going to tell you some interesting things about our lessons that will definitely motivate you to run for your headphones.
Let’s start with the Ukrainian language.
A few facts about what we do during our audio lessons:
- listen to KALUSH, Alyona Alyona, YakTak, Kola, Artem Pivovarov, Okean Elzy, ONUKA, Jamala, The Hardkiss, and sometimes even play a music quiz;
- learn the Ukrainian language thanks to the movie masterpieces “Avatar: The Way of Water”, “Mavka. The Forest Song”, “Harry Potter”, “Wednesday”, and also dive into the “Svit navyvorit”;
- get acquainted with the biography of Stan Lee (the creator of Marvel), speech by Steve Jobs, quotes from Forbes, facts from the Guinness World Records, as well as the stories of Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Lego, Levi’s;
- write a motivational letter on behalf of Panda Po to be enrolled in the Dragon Warrior scholarship program;
- listen to the legendary speeches of the singer P!NK, the hero of the movie “The King’s Speech”, as well as Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King;
- traveling around Ukraine with a teacher, learning more about world sports, and even listening to lessons using ChatGPT.
Sounds like a lot of fun, doesn’t it?
And what about Ukrainian literature?
During the lessons we:
- listen to Shevchenko’s poetry performed by Artem Pivovarov, Dorofeeva and Yarmak;
- compare Ukrainian works with J.K. Rowling’s books, the movie “Avatar: The Way of Water”, and the collection of fairy tales “1000 and 1 Nights” (and there is a lot to compare);
- read about nine life hacks from Fedko Kotyhoroshko on how to confess your love;
- determine what the weirdest day in Lesya Ukrainka’s life could have been;
- divine on Lina Kostenko’s poems and look for signs of meditation in Shevchenko’s works;
- hear the real voices of Ivan Malkovych, Mykola Vingranovsky, Lina Kostenko, Vasyl Stus, Oleksandr Dovzhenko, Vasyl Symonenko and other cool Ukrainian artists.
Are you intrigued yet?
Then let’s move on to the History of Ukraine.
What are we doing there?
- listening to the “fiery” Katniss Everdeen or rather Olha of Kyiv;
- learn why Sahaidachny was a pirate and who was called the “uncrowned king of Ukraine”;
- try to understand who the “wake-up callers” were and what they were awakening from, and get acquainted with the Ukrainian “black swan”;
- listen to historical anecdotes and study history using Google Maps;
- take the test “Which politician are you?” and come up with a slogan to convince Ukrainians to support our movement;
- forming personal opinions about Ukrainian figures and events in the history of Ukraine, rather than following what is written in a book;
- get recommendations of YouTube channels, movies and books to look at the history of Ukraine from different angles.
Are you ready to dive into learning with pleasure?
Then our audio lessons are waiting for you here.