Привіт! Вітаю на сайті! My name is Anna Ohoiko, I am a Ukrainian teacher and educational resources developer. I have created this website for learning Ukrainian to share good-quality and useful Ukrainian lessons online.

Start by learning the 100 most common Ukrainian words with our free list and flashcards. Then we have a great resource, 1000 most useful Ukrainian words to learn the necessary Ukrainian words with examples, flashcards, and pronunciation.

You can also enjoy learning Ukrainian by listening to 200 episodes of the Ukrainian Lessons Podcast, 60 episodes of 5 Minute Ukrainian, as well as check articles on our Blog to learn Vocabulary, Grammar, and Songs.

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Ukrainian learners say:

Great way to learn Ukrainian

I want to learn Ukrainian because my father’s parents came to Canada from Ukraine in the early 1900s. I’ve always loved my Ukrainian family and culture. Unfortunately, after my grandparents died, my father and his siblings stopped speaking their language. Over the years I’ve tried to learn Ukrainian online and in local classes, but have never achieved more than just a few words.

This year I decided to try learning Ukrainian again. I started listening to the 5 Minute Podcast and printed the PDF lesson notes. After the first three lessons, I was so pleased with my progress that I decided to subscribe to the premium membership.

The lessons are well organized, easy to understand, and easy to fit into my schedule. At the beginner level, I’m steadily learning new vocabulary, and am understanding more and more of the Ukrainian movies and TV shows I watch online. The Ukrainian Lessons blog also offers interesting posts on a wide variety of subjects. Thank you Anna for a great learning experience.

I highly recommend the podcast, the website, and the premium membership.

Joanne Deriw
Ottawa, Canada

Beautiful Country. Beautiful Language.

Hello Anna! I am a Jamaican currently living in Florida, USA, and I met my wife, who is from Rivne.

The main reason I subscribe to your Premium membership is to receive the lesson notes with the full translation into English of the dialogs and texts. This is absolutely essential for me to be able to learn the language properly. When I listen to the dialogs and narrations, I read along with the English translation. I listen again, reading along in Ukrainian, then listen without reading to see how much I understand. I do this even before I get into your explanations in the lessons. Now that I am a few lessons into season three, I try to read the Ukrainian texts before I listen to the episode.

The main things I like about the podcast are the dialogues. I get to learn the language in context, rather than just learning words and phrases, as other language resources tend to do. I also love the fact that you use multiple persons throughout your lessons. Hearing different native speakers makes the lessons that much more interesting and helps to train my ears to become accustomed to the language. I cannot begin to tell you just how beneficial this has been to me when I interact with people here in the cafes, marketplaces, shops, and stores. Ooh, the smiles I get when I say a few words or phrases in your native language. People are just so pleasantly surprised.

Thank you so very much for all the work you and your team have done in creating and making these lessons available. Your podcast is by far the best resource I have found for learning Ukrainian. The Premium membership is indeed a worthwhile investment.

Colin Rose

I am really enjoying the premium membership

I am really enjoying the premium membership. I just started learning Ukrainian in December 2020 as I have a family heritage. I started using Duolingo and then progressed to listening to the Ukrainian Lessons podcasts. And I started to print out and review the lesson notes. I found these sessions to be so helpful and very practical – the way people actually speak to each other. I decided to invest in the premium membership. I did have some challenges with installing the Anki app at first, but once this was sorted out, I’ve found the flashcards to be very helpful as are the lesson notes. I also take weekly lessons on iTalki and so I’m using 3 different methods of learning – Premium membership in Ukrainian Lessons, Duolingo and iTalki lessons. Each is really good in different ways and they all compliment each other. I find the Ukrainian Lessons premium membership to be worth the investment and not overly pricey. I like the fact that I can purchase a specific number of lessons at a time and I don’t have to commit to ongoing payments if I don’t choose. Although I am quite certain I will continue to use this excellent service!

Carolyn Pitchot
Toronto, Canada

Very efficient method!

I think the Ukrainian language is the most beautiful of all the Slavic languages due to its musicality and rhythm… I feel lucky to came across Anna’s way of teaching it!, it is friendly and very well focused in securing the steps one by one as I am progressing through the entire course. And the best part is that it doesn’t stop at the basics… It keeps on and on, it gets gradually more difficult as you go… Lovely!

I would recommend everyone to subscribe to the premium membership, it justifies its value 100%… better when you leave your українські friends amazed by your progress in their beautiful language.

If I have to give a constructive suggestion will be: more exercises, more practice, more homework, more lessons. and Hopefully Anna one day will recreate this course for Spanish native speakers that want to learn Ukrainian… Well, why?… because I am Peruvian … you figured it out!

Luis A. Zapata

Enjoying the premium membership

The main reason that I joined premium membership was to get access to the additional materials. These have proven to be extremely valuable to me. They have additional content and lessons. However the best part is having the written material so that I can review it at any time. Having the visual media helps me learn the language faster.
I love the podcasts and the easy way that you present the content.
There is probably no way that I would be able to become fluent in Ukrainian without the premium membership.
Andrew Buzinsky
USA

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Resources for your Ukrainian learning

Слова похвали — Praise Words in Ukrainian

Слова похвали — Praise Words in Ukrainian

Everyone needs to be encouraged, whether it is a learning accomplishment, career success, or personal occasion. Слова похвали — praise words in Ukrainian — are excellent for making anyone feel proud. These words are also great helpers in any conversation, a way to react to positive news. Listen to the recordings below, train your pronunciation, and boost your speaking skills!

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Our top places to visit in Ukraine

Our top places to visit in Ukraine

With the current situation in the world, the Ukrainian Lessons team has come together to dream and to reflect. We hope that traveling will soon be as accessible as it was before the quarantine, and in the meantime, we invite you to a virtual tour that highlights our top places to visit in Ukraine.

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