Привіт! My name is Professor Natalia Havdyda and I enjoy teaching and popularizing our beautiful Ukrainian language and rich Ukrainian culture.
I am an experienced lecturer of the Ukrainian Language for foreigners. Ukrainian is my native language and mother tongue. I can also speak English and Russian fluently and am proficient in the Polish language. I am currently a University Associate Professor and possess the Candidate of Philology Degree, which is comparable to the Ph.D. I am a winner of the All-Ukrainian Literary Bogdan and Levko Lepky Art Prize.
I have been teaching Ukrainian for over ten years and have taught more than 400 foreign students from countries all over the world. It has been especially rewarding to be the personal Ukrainian language tutor for American Peace Corps volunteers since 2011. As an experienced lecturer, I have developed my own teaching strategy and style. I am the co-author of the book “Ukrainian Language for Foreigners" (with Lesia Nazarevych, 2017) which has been used by students in many leading countries including The United States, Canada, Japan, Denmark, Poland, and many others.
In summary, I am an individual who is not only an expert in the Ukrainian language, I also understand and love the beautiful and historical Ukrainian
customs, traditions and songs. In this way, I help my students to not only master the Ukrainian language, I help them experience the rich world of Ukrainian culture as well.