I attained my first Master’s degree in the Ukrainian language and literature at the Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine. My second studies I took up in “German as a foreign language” at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mayence, Germany. For a few years I live and teach Ukrainian und German in Germany. In a day-to-day life and at work I don’t get to know only about many diverse cultures but I represent my own culture. I mean, nothing connects so well as a smile and a well-prepared national dish.
Doctor of philology. Lecturer in Ukrainian studies for foreigners at the Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv. Author of 20 scientific articles, participant in Ukrainian and international conferences.
I graduated in the Master studies of Ukrainian language and literature with honours at the Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine. I’m admitted to the chair of language history and stylistics, to become a doctorate. Teaching experience I gained during my doctorate and as a head of a reading group in Boyarka’s cultural house. I worked in the field of culture, politics and mass media. Currently I work as a journalist at the catholic media center. I like to travel, snowboarding and I’m interested in literature.
Olena Demchenko– Coordinator ULS Kyiv
My first education is a Master degree of “Ukrainian Language and Culture” at the Taras Shevchenko University in Kyiv. After that, I did a second degree in law, as well as the Taras Shevchenko University. Currently I teach Ukrainian language at the Aviation College in Kyiv, I coordinate the project of the ULS in Kyiv and teach Ukrainian via Skype. My favorite quotation is: “Words are used, to express the meaning” (Confucius).