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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Back to School?

Back in 2008 I thought it would be fun to create a quiz based on some of Ron Cahute's tunes that I aired on the show, from his language-learning CD series Barabolya.

That idea morphed into Nash Holos Ukrainian School "classes" based on those tunes over several consecutive broadcasts of the show. Then, the final review for the final exam, which was posted online. And, of course, Graduation Day.

It was great fun.

Since then, I've been toying off and on with the idea of doing it again. The question was, how?

Way back in 2008 if you were going to learn Ukrainian at Nash Holos Ukrainian Language School, if you wanted to study in between the weekly broadcasts of the show, you had to get your own copy of the CDs (if you could find them). So the students who owned the CDs had quite an advantage. And somehow it just didn't seem fair!

Of course many graduates of Nash Holos Ukrainian Language School received their Diplomas despite any disadvanges! (And tbh possibly because of some natural advantages!)

The idea to re-open the School popped back in my head when I was on YouTube just the other day. Because I noticed that all the course curriculum is now available to virtually everyone! (Quite literally.)

Ron had just recently uploaded all the tracks from that series on to YouTube. What a wonderful surprise! To say the least, it would make studying and learning Ukrainian with them much easier now. So maybe I have my answer!

Still, I'd love listener input to get some ideas and suggestions.

On this week's edition of the Vancouver show, I take listeners down memory lane to hear the final exam review, and the commencement exercises announcing all the proud graduates from June of 2008.

If you would like to join me on that trip down memory lane—or would like to take the trip for the first time—check out the podcast of the show here. Four of his songs from different CDs are featured.

And if on that little trip you come with any ideas or suggestions about re-opening Nash Holos Ukrainian Language School, please leave a comment below.
 
Meanwhile, here's one of my favourites from the first CD of the series.

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Back to School?

Back in 2008 I thought it would be fun to create a quiz based on some of Ron Cahute's tunes that I aired on the show, from his language-...