Anna is an excellent teacher and this is easily the best language podcast available in any language. At first I was very frustrated looking for Ukrainian texts – most stores in the SF Bay Area have extensive Russian language reference works but rarely carry anything in Ukrainian other than the Lonely Planet guide. I now have a three-pronged approach to learning Ukrainian – Anna’s podcast, Duolingo daily drill, and conversation with my friend Anastasia from Kiev. Hopefully by the time I visit this year I will be able to speak and understand the basics. Happy New Year!