I think you are doing an amazing job, Anna. I really appreciate the work you put into this and I hope that it is worthwhile to you!

The main reason I decided to subscribe was for the PDF notes. Being able to see the words in print really helps me to learn, I think. Still, I have to listen to each episode several times in order to learn anything and I’m only at lesson п’ять!

I get frustrated at times because I cannot remember simple things from the first two lessons very easily. It still takes me a second to say ‘Tak’ when you ask if we are ready. I hope that as time goes on these words will come easier.

I can’t think of anything I don’t like about the podcast. Your voice is very nice to listen to and your English is exceptional. You are clear in your pronunciation, though I still have trouble with this word, even after listening to Episode four five times – Зві́дки.

I also cannot understand how to say зу́стрічі and stick with До поба́чення. 🙂 None of that is your fault, though, and I don’t think there is anything that can be done about it. It’s a ‘me’ problem.

I feel a little uncomfortable adding a photo, but that’s another ‘me’ problem I’m trying to overcome. I’m just shy and private.)) That was near the top of a mountain in the province of BC near the town of Osoyoos. Pronounced Oh-soy-yooos. It’s phonetically correct, I think. This was taken in May as I drove to Vancouver for a little vacation.

Iryna Podoliak

In 2013, Iryna graduated from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and got a Master's degree in Philology. She specializes in the methodology of teaching Ukrainian as a foreign language. Iryna worked with students from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Estonia, Poland. She appreciates the opportunity of cultural and worldview interchange during the lessons. Iryna is interested in early learning methods as she has a little son.

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