Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN

Ukrainian Language Assessment: Project Overview & Materials

Begun in 2017, the Ukrainian Language Assessment Project was a three-year initiative aimed at introducing the Common European Framework of Reference, or CEFR, to Ukrainian language educators in Canada. The CEFR is a language reference framework developed more than 30 years ago by a team of European linguists. The framework continues to be refined by language experts within the Language Division of the Council of Europe. Use of this language framework has spread to many countries, including Canada and Ukraine.  

This PCUH project explores ways educators can use the CEFR to monitor and assess the language progress of Canadian students learning Ukrainian as an additional language. Given the objective, user-friendly design of this language framework, the CEFR provides an excellent starting point for professional dialogues about assessment, instruction, resource selection, and program design.

One of the primary outcomes of the Ukrainian Language Assessment Project was the development of Common European Framework of Reference charts and a dual-language CEFR Teacher’s Guide. These are available to the right for viewing and download.

IMPORTANT! Language educators have permission to print the CEFR-Based Assessment documents for educational purposes. Please note copyright law on the inside cover of each document.

PRINT COPIES: If you are interested in obtaining print copies of these electronic documents, please contact Nadia Prokopchuk at

On-demand printing is possible. The cost will reflect print and shipping charges. Allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.