Roman Vaskiv, representing the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation (UCEF), took part in the Ukrainian Educational Conference organized by the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, D.C. and the Ukrainian Educational Council. The event gathered some 40 directors, teachers, and advisors from all over the USA.

Roman Vaskiv presented programs and schools run at Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU). Part of the presentation was about the Yabluko textbook to learn Ukrainian as a second language; this was developed and printed by the School of Ukrainian Language & Culture of UCU, of which Yaskiv was the director. The Ukrainian Educational Council recommended using Yabluko Textbooks as the main source of materials for high school students of Ukrainian Saturday Schools in the USA.

If you still have no plan for your teenagers for this summer, please explore one of the largest and most popular Ukrainian-as-a-foreign-language programs in Ukraine, welcoming about a hundred students from over twenty countries every summer. Each day of the Program consists of language classes, individual tutoring, workshops or lectures, and excursions – as well as a unique two-week Carpathian program at the beginning of our School. University ECTS credits can be received on completion of the course. More about the school at

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Photo near the Shevchenko monument with Valeriy Chaly, Ambassador of Ukraine to the USA.