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Quarantine & Learn

Quarantine & Learn

Bored and looking for something to do? Check out these courses!

Learn About Ukraine

Learn the Ukrainian language with more than 100 courses in Ukrainian!
Site: speakukraine.net
Price: Free

Learn Ukrainian history from some of Ukraine’s top universities. The site even offers a beginner (A1 / A2) Ukrainian course.
Site: prometheus.org.ua/courses-catalog
Price: Free

Learn about Ukrainian culture – how to cook borsch or write (paint) Ukrainian Easter eggs.
Site: youtube.com/watch?v=LjcKizt95A
Price: Free


Learn a Language

Duolingo – one of the most popular and offers a Ukrainian course!
Site: duolingo.com
Price: Free, paid subscription provides extra benefits

Rosetta Stone – one of the most successful language-learning programmes of all-time. No Ukrainian, but you can study Russian.
Site: rosettastone.com
Price: 35.97 USD for 3 months (1 language), 95.88 USD for 12 months (all languages)

Local Schools – some of Kyiv’s most popular schools include Echo, Nova Mova, and Language Lab.
Site: Echo (echoee.com), Nova Mova (novamova.net), and Language Lab (languagelab.in.ua)
Price: Varies depending on school, type and frequency of class


Go Back to School

EdX – With more than 2 500 courses from universities like Harvard and MIT, you’ll be sure to find something to your liking.
Site: edx.org
Price: Free to audit, certificates cost between 50 – 300 USD

Coursera – Offers over 3 800 courses covering anything you can imagine – from cryptocurrencies to clowning.
Site: coursera.org
Price: Free to audit, single courses vary, subscription 39 – 79 USD/month

Udemy – If you’re looking for a particular skillset, like Microsoft Office or how to play the piano, start here.
Site: udemy.com
Price: Currently most courses are on sale for 9.99 – 16.99 USD


Get Inspired

Masterclass – It’s like picking the brain of the biggest celebrity in your field, from Gary Kasparov teaching chess to Natalie Portman teaching acting.
Site: masterclass.com
Price: 90 USD per class or 180 USD for annual subscription (currently 2-for-1).

Ted Talks – Hundreds of inspiring talks on a wide range of topics.
Site: ted.com/talks
Price: Free


Get Practical

Learn Finances with McGill University & the Royal Bank of Canada – offered by one of Canada’s most prestigious universities, this 8-module program will help you navigate your own world of finance.
Site: mcgillpersonalfinance.com
Price: Free

Learn Security while abroad with the UN’s Advanced Security in the Field – designed for UN personnel living abroad and required by OSCE SMM staff, this course offers useful tips for all expats living in Ukraine.
Site: training.dss.un.org/course/detail/19921
Price: Free

See Also

Learn First Aid at Pro Trainings – could there be any better skillset to pick up in the middle of a pandemic? Plenty of health training options available.
Site: protrainings.com/courses/1-cpr-first-aid/topic
Price: The course is free, but it costs 49.95 USD for the certification for the full options (Healthcare BLS, CPR & First Aid).


Get Fit

PopSugar Fitness – a popular YouTube channel that will have you dropping those calories to an up-scale beat of your choice.
Site: youtube.com/channel/UCBINFWq52ShSgUFEoynfSwg
Price: Free

Freeletics – Like having your own personal trainer. Choose the program and exercises that best suit what you want to do – burn fat, build muscle, or get fit.
Site: freeletics.com
Price: Free to access some workouts, 7 – 12 USD / month for subscription including private trainer & nutrition guidance

Core Power Yoga on Demand – looking for something a little more low-key? Core Power has dozens of yoga exercises that you can follow along at home.
Site: corepoweryogaondemand.com/browse
Price: Free


Learn a Skill

Skillshare – want to learn photography? Animation? Graphic Design? Writing? Well, Skillshare has a course for you!
Site: skillshare.com
Price: Free

Cooking at Thekitchn.com – while you could go with the celebrity chefs at The Food Network, why not start out with the cosy 20-class programme that brims with useful information and interesting ideas.
Site: thekitchn.com/collection/series-the-kitchn-s-cooking-school
Price: Free

Digital Marketing – while you could find most of these classes on the platforms above, if you just want a one-stop, all-you-need programme, check out this 11-course bundle from the New York Post.
Site: store.nypost.com
Price: 39 USD for the entire package

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