Reviews about Ukrainian Lessons Podcast:

Прівіт (вибач мий не добре Українскую). Я просто хочу сказати тебе моя історіа і «подорож» вивчати це Українску мова. Без викоростувати ґоґґле перекладач. Сьогодні це сімдьзят дня тому я почав викоростувати Duolingo, i один чу дві тіжнья пізніше я знайти/знайшов(?)Ваша подаст. У мене бов послухав це подкаст щодніь тому ця день. Я дуже люблю вивчати ваш гарня і цікаво мова. Я сподиваюсь ти розумієш щось. Якщо ти це робуш ? Це багато тому що тебе і ваш подкаст. Дуже дуже дякую!!

Доречи , я забовМене звати Jørgen, я живу Норвегїї. Я мрію про допомогти люди у ці важку часи що зараз з вивчати це мова. Ще раз , дуже дякую що ви зробила що можліво дла мене!

Jørgen
FromNorway

I’m a portuguese who was born in France and choosed English as my third language. In 2001, 5 Ukrainians went to my enterprise and it was my first contact with the language. I found it was a beautifull one to learn, but I didn’t found many options to do it here in Portugal. I found your podcast few days ago, and i tried them the day after… And now, I can’t pass a day without listening to them. Ana is really an outstanding teacher, who knows how to cativate us and in a simple and pleasant way, we learn this beautifull language and fall in love with this amazing country! I love to exercite myself with my collegues here, and they are very happy with my improvements! Thank’s a lot!

João Felipe Martins Fernandes
FromPorto-Portugal
https://www.facebook.com/joao.fernandes.3979489

I am loving the podcast as a support /adjunct to my study of Ukrainian using an app. I’m quite motivated because, although my Russian is very good, my dearest lives in Kiev. I want to be able to engage in simple politeness and greetings, etc. with family and friends when I arrive for New Year’s celebrations. Any tips on toasting in the New Year would be much appreciated. I’m only on episode seven. I have found the podcast both motivating and fun. Дуже дякую!!!

Лавид
FromКанада

Дуже дякую вам за цікаву Ukrainian lessons podcast. Мене звут Brendan. Я Ірландець а моя дружина Українка. Ми живемо з діти в Англії. Ви дуже допомагає мені говорити украінскою.

Брендан
FromАнгліа

A very rewarding journey! Start with Anna Ohoiko. She has hands down the best FREE Ukrainian teaching podcasts in the universe. Everything else pales into insignificance.

She has me speaking after just 3 weeks of studying (following 6 weeks of less prolific self-study) and might make me fairly fluent by the end of this year. I spend so much time listening to her podcasts first thing in the morning and last thing at night that I have been dreaming in Ukrainian lately. In my last dream I kept repeating “Голосове повідомлення” (voice message), not knowing what it was and when I woke up I did know what it is!

There is a wealth of written and other bonus materials you can buy bit by bit as you progress. 5 minute Ukrainian and Ukrainian Lessons podcast by Anna Ohoiko.

Betka Dorrerova
FromBelgium

I look forward to studying which includes listening every day for 30-60 minutes. I believe I am making progress because of Anna. I appreciate Anna’s method of presenting the correct amount of material at a slow pace. I also appreciate her pleasant voice that I find encouraging. The explanations in each lesson are extremely good and helpful.

Thomas Gaydosh
FromUSA

As a teacher of French as a foreign language, I really appreciate the quality of the podcast offered by Anna. The length, the rhythm of each dialog is perfect. I really like the fact that the dialog is repeated twice and then explained part after part. Many many thanks!

Marie Aubet
FromFrance but living in Kiev

Dear Anna! Thank you for this great podcast series! Well done! I am a teacher of Polish, Norwegian and English as foreign/second/heritage languages. Learning languages is my hobby. When I noticed how many Ukrainian people live in Poland now, I really felt the need to learn some Ukrainian!

Your podcasts are so well structured, so listener-friendly and so well carried out that listening to them is a sheer pleasure. Great pace, ideal for listeners, perfect amount of material for one episode! Congratulations on your fantastic English by the way! I am only on episode 3 and I am so excited to know that there are so many episodes and seasons coming along! I have learnt (or attempted at learning) many languages using audio courses, but yours is EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD!

Aleksandra Kuznik
FromNorge

Привіт, Анна! Добрий день!

I’m so glad that I found your wonderful podcast. I will share a little bit why I am learning your language, Ukrainian language.

Few years ago, I made a bucket list, to be exact that was on 2017. Part of my bucket list was to study languages but it was not realized because I keep on making excuses. And it was refreshed later in December 2018 when I watched a YouTube motivational video all about excuses. Which is really hit me at some point, it is like the video was created for me. I examined myself and sad to say I am not doing something to achieve my goals. So earlier in 2019, I decided to fulfill 4 on my list, one is learning new language. And the first stop is to study Ukrainian language. And I am very happy that I found this podcast.

I would like to thank Anna for this wonderful podcast. Right now I’m still at Season 1 Episode 1-10. I learned so much with these 10 episodes and I am so excited to continue and hopefully I can complete all.

Regards from Republic of the Philippines!

Ximo Carlos
FromPhilippines
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100016063777543&ref=bookmarks
Ukrainian Lessons is by far the best online language course in Ukrainian, in my opinion.
Having listened to the first 100 episodes, I highly recommend Ukrainian Lessons to anyone who wants to learn the Ukrainian language, whether you are a novice or a polyglot who masters related languages.
Recently I decided to buy a premium membership, and the price is very reasonable for the quality you get. The written material is thorough and structured, and will provide a good foundation for speaking and writing in Ukrainian.
As a philologist and professional translator, I am highly impressed by the pedagogic quality of Ukrainian Lessons.
Anna has a unique personal and human touch to her teaching, and a very agreeable voice that makes it a pure joy to listen to every lesson – repeatedly.
To those of you who already know another Slavic language, Ukrainian Lessons will work for you too!
Edvard Stang
FromNorway

Привіт Анна,

Я ваша студентка Українською мову!

Я тільки дізналася про вашого подкасту три місяць тому, і вже я дуже вдячна вам- дійсно!

Я англійька, і я люблю вчити Українську мову тому що мій чоловік Україньец! Його звати Юра. Він народився в кїєв. Він дуже любить коли я стараюсь використовувати його рідну мову.

Я знала Юра сім років вже і я відвідала Україну багато часу. Хоча, тільки його брат говоріть англійську мову, отже… Я мушу вивчати поспілкуватися вільніше.

У минулого- я прочитала багато книгів, але на жаль, не слухала часто, тоді дуже складно для мене розуміти. Зазвичай, я мала тільки чути і практикувати з Юром, тому що ми не живемо в Україну.

Однак- тепер, у мене є ваш подкаст також- це супер! Мені подобається слухати щодня, і я думаю що я краще і краще…ну- я сподіваюсь 🙂 Я щиро дякую вам 🙂

Власне, я хотіла сказати вам, що я готувала вашу улюблену їжу в Англії- деруни! Мої батьки думали що вони були смакота!!

Анна, дуже дякую, і я сподіваюсь що ви розуміла мене!

Папа,

Сара Бушма

Сара Бушма
FromАнглія

Дякую за якісні та дуже корисні матеріали подкасту!

Irina Nummemees
FromФінляндія

Whenever I find time, I enjoy learning ukrainian from you! I found the podcast really useful and valuable, that’s why I want to support the heavy work you did so far 🙂
I wish to see you again soon with new projects!

Can Percinler
FromTurkey
https://www.instagram.com/canpercinler/
I just started listening to the podcasts and absolutely love them. Dyakuyou!
I also purchased the 1000 words e-book and am working my way through it. I really like how Anna uses the words in the context of a sentence. Bonus!
Larissa Rozdzilski
FromToronto, Ontario, Canada

I thoroughly enjoy the Ukrainian Podcasts and listen to them every day while working outside on our farm. I have just downloaded the premium flash cards to help with my understanding of the language. Anna’s sense of humor and her love of her culture comes through in the podcasts, and makes the learning experience fun. Even though I don’t usually eat beets I am now eager to try the red borscht!
I chose the premium subscription partly for the materials but to thank Anna and her team for all of the effort that goes into producing the free podcasts. In the USA we support independent public radio and television broadcasting with an annual voluntary support payment. I think the podcasts need to be recognized for their worth by paying for them. People who can afford to pay should support the podcasts by purchasing the premium subscription.
Дякую за всю вашу нелегку працю!

Mary Margaret Perez
FromWatsonville, California
https://Ambystomafarm.com

I love learning language, and Anna’s teaching is simply the best! It took finding myself tongue-tied speaking to Ukrainians in Ukraine today to nudge me toward studying my first language. You can find it all here in a most palatable and well-prepared mix — grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, language functions — all served up engagingly with a serving of cultural knowledge topping it up like a spoonful of сметана! It doesn’t get any better than this!

The premium materials not only help a student get more serious, but cover reading and writing well.

Дякую Анно за всі фантастичні кроки!

Христина Сікорська
FromWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

I found your website and podcast because I want to learn some Ukrainian to maybe be of some little help for people coming to Germany at the moment. And I have to say, I fell in love with your work immediately – I’m a language nerd and have learnt quite some languages before (and I regret it hasn’t been Ukrainian earlier!), but I’ve never heard such a thoughtful and loving way of transferring knowledge in a podcast. I have to say I was already lost after hearing the first seconds of the first lesson – I’m a folk musician myself and just LOVED the intro 🙂 Have it stuck in my head since, just replaced shortly by the pronouns song, which made me cry with happiness!

Anna, you’re a wonderful teacher, I’m looking forward to also becoming a premium member when I’ll have saved some money (currently I’m trying to donate every week). Even without the script everything is so clear and easy, but of course I’m both curious and also need to support your immense work.

Ursula Suchanek

I would like to thank Anna for this fantastic podcast that I have recently discovered. She’s really a brilliant linguist, the best I know so far. I’ve just started my journey through her fantastic podcast, but my Ukrainian friend, who’s working here in Italy, is already impressed by what I could learn in few lessons! Anna makes me more and more curious about Ukrainian and her country and I look forward to learn a lot through all the other episodes.
Elena

Elena Straudi
FromItaly

Hello Anna,
I have been listening to your podcasts for the last couple of months and I wanted to let you know I am really enjoying them.
I have been learning Ukrainian language by attending a weekly lesson with a small group here in Melbourne, Australia. I have a little language which I was very proud to be able to use when I visited Ukraine in August 2018. My mother was born in Ukraine but I never learned when I was younger. but lately I have been making up for lost time !

I have been listening to the podcasts and enjoying the chance to listen to and practice using the language beyond the weekly lessons. I’m still listening to the first 50 episodes or so, but I’m making steady progress thanks to you.
I’m sure that by next time I visit Ukraine I will be much better. That is my aim, anyhow ….

So I just wanted to say thanks and let you know you have a keen student all the way on the other side of the world !

Andrew

Andrew McLeod
FromAustralia

Я думаю що українська історія дуже цікава, і хочу подорожувати в Україні, тому я вирішив вивчати українську мову. Цей подкаст дуже допомагає мені, я радий що цей сезон буде тільки українською мовою. Вправа, в котрій мені треба перекладати на українську мову, дуже допомагає мені. Я думаю, що найважче в українській мові – види і дієслова руху.

Йенс Ґрот Йогансен
FromЯ з Даніі

Ola a todos! quero dizer que estou muito satisfeito como membro premium, do conteúdo do Ukrainian Lessons. os podcasts são precisos e agradáveis trazendo situações do cotidiano que são totalmente aplicáveis para o estudante da língua ucraniana que pretende um contato com a rica cultura desse pais apaixonante. o material impresso e o conteúdo do blog e do site complementam o aprendizado. A Anna tem um carisma ímpar e conduz o aluno de forma a mantê-lo sempre motivado a estudar a língua e a rica cultura ucraniana. Quando se ensina com paixão, consegue-se passar esse sentimento a quem recebe o aprendizado…A anna consegue isso!!
Meu aprendizado da língua ucraniana, é minha maneira de homenagear meus antepassados, pois sou descendente de ucranianos por parte de pai. O amor ás tradições ucranianas foi passado de geração em geração em minha família e a minha participação no Ukranian Lessons serviu como um catalisador e só fez aumentar minha vontade em conhecer mais profundamente a língua e a cultura ucraniana.

hipolito Caplan
FromBrasil
https://m.facebook.com/hipolito.caplan

Hello Anna!

My name is Ronald Sidoryk. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
I am a second-generation Ukrainian living in Canada. My grandparents immigrated to Canada in 1900 from Brody and Sorotsky, in western Ukraine.

The only one who speaks Ukrainian fluently in my family is my mother, who is 97 years young.
I have two brothers and one sister. I also have one daughter and two grandsons ages 13 and 16.
I have a very strong desire to visit the Ukraine in the near future. I would like to visit the villages of my grandparents.

I have also been communicating in Ukrainian with a friend in Odesa, Ukraine for about two years on Skype. I would like to visit my friend in Odesa one day as well.
So, these are the two main motivating reasons, I would like to improve my spoken and written Ukrainian.

I currently can read, write and speak in Ukrainian, but I would like to become more proficient. I can only do that by more practice.
My biggest challenge is conversational Ukrainian. I do not have the opportunity to speak enough Ukrainian to become proficient in it.

So, this is the reason I enrolled in your online Ukrainian Lessons Podcast. I have completed Season One, Lessons 1-40 and enjoyed them very much. I learned a lot and noticed improvement in reading, writing and pronunciation.
I have recently begun Season Two, Lessons 41-80. I am really looking forward to this second series.

I really like the podcast aspect of the Ukrainian Lessons, because I can hear the correct pronunciation of Ukrainian words, which has improved my conversational Ukrainian dramatically. I also enjoy the lesson notes and the challenge of the exercises. My writing and printing of the Ukrainian alphabet is also improving immensely. I am very pleased with your lesson plans which are well organized, comprehensive, very easy to understand and still challenging.

I also like the fact your lessons are contemporary, relevant and applicable to everyday life in the Ukraine. I am very confident that it will be a lot easier for me to travel in the Ukraine after completing your Ukrainian lessons series online.

I would like to thank you for the excellent lesson plans and podcasts you have prepared. Very professionally done. It is wonderful to have access to learning the Ukrainian language online.
I had taken two years of Ukrainian language courses (written and conversational) at the University of Manitoba in 1966-68. However, I have little opportunity to become proficient in it.

So, your online lessons have given me that opportunity. Please keep up the wonderful work. I will be looking forward to communicating with you. Hopefully, in Ukrainian.

Have a wonderful day!

Sincerely,
Ronald Sidoryk

Ronald I Sidoryk
FromWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Поскольку я предпочитаю изучать любой язык в первую очередь на слух, то мне было важно найти хорошие аудио-ресурсы по изучению украинского. К сожалению, простое гугление не помогло мне найти никаких ресурсов ориентированных на русскоязычного пользователя, но, к счастью, я говорю по-английски и я нашёл Вас.

В общем спасибо большое, подкаст замечательный. Чего, как мне кажется, немного не хватает подкасту – каких-то регулярных рубрик. Ну т.е. в настоящий момент выпущено 3 сезона, но они больше похожи на готовый аудио-курс, чем на подкаст (то есть периодическое издание). Я не предлагаю, разумеется, менять всю концепцию, но было бы здорово иметь какие-то периодические выпуски. В частности, мне очень понравились “интервью” (мне кажется я теперь никогда не забуду про “гарну усмешку” Богданы), так что я бы хотел видеть больше такого контента.

У меня даже возникла идея создания собственного подкаста про изучение украинского (ну, когда я буду чуть меньше бояться говорить) для русскоязычных пользователей, и если руки до этого дойдут, то я бы хотел Вашей консультации (или даже коллаборации?).

С уважением,
Антон

Антон Калашников
FromМосква

Привіт! Я дуже люблю Ukrainian Lessons Podcast. Я волонтер корпусу меру, і я живу в Україні. Моя вчителька мене сказала я розмовляю українською дуже добре. Я слухала кожного уроку. Дякую!

Hi! I love this podcast! I am a Peace Corps Trainee, and I just moved to Ukraine, where I will be serving for 2 years. I listened to this podcast A LOT in the months before my departure, and now that I am here I made it into the advanced language study group. My teacher said I speak very well, and she was especially impressed that I know how to conjugate some verbs. When she asked where I learned, I told her about this podcast! I’ve listened to every episode. Thank you!

Кортні Коупленд
FromКаліфорнія, Америка

Anna is an amazing teacher and I’m growing by leaps and bounds in my understanding and ability to speak. The lessons are so well done. It’s so obvious that she is indeed a trained teacher who knows how to convey information so that it is retained well. I 100% recommend this course to anyone who wants to become proficient in Ukrainian. It’s the best program out there!

Amy McCoy
FromNorth Carolina

I absolutely love Ukrainianlessons.com. I studied French at school, can read Spanish, used to know a bit of German, Swedish and Portuguese, but am a real world failure in all of them.

As part of my learning I go to a lot of different sites but the enthusiasm of the ladies here cannot be duplicated. I have not yet “met” Anna as she is on leave but must give a shout to her partner/administrator/assistant/whatever Milana, who is the most dedicated and patient language teacher I have ever encountered. If the teachers are not in love with the language, what will motivate their students?

The PDFs and Anki cards that come with the podcasts are extremely helpful. I think having the podcasts available in video format would be fantastic because it’s hard to visualize words when you just have the audio and are working out or otherwise without access to the PDFs.

Anyone learning this wonderful language should definitely visit Ukrainianlessons.com.

Doralee Strachey
FromNew Jersey, USA

Привіт)

Я дуже люблю цей сайт)

I am from near Liverpool in England and I am passionate about learning Ukrainian language. I have completed the Ukrainian Duolingo but still practice every day. The part I find hardest about learning Ukrainian, is listening to spoken Ukrainian. I want to be competent enough where I can comfortably watch television shows in Ukrainian to further my language ability.

Since completing Duolingo I have found it difficult to further my progress without finding the time to sit down and read or watching videos over and over to try and translate. Finding this podcast has been amazing because I can listen to the lessons while I am doing other things or on the move and I feel like it is helping me a lot with being able to understand spoken Ukrainian.

I really like the lesson formats and the cultural information as well as the light hearted humour. I will continue to work through these lessons and keep improving my Ukrainian but I just wanted to leave a message to say дякую and keep up the good work, your lessons are awesome.

Many thanks,

Paul.

Paul Kirby
FromLiverpool, England
https://www.facebook.com/PaulTemplar

I would like to thank you for the “Ukrainian Lessons” podcasts, I really like them.
I´m Czech living in Slovakia for several years and I am a high school teacher. I started learning Ukrainian because of students who might come to our school because of the war… I hope they will feel comfortable when someone speaks Ukrainian to them.
Your lessons help me a lot. Thank you
Слава Україні! Героям слава!

Martin Němeček
FromCzechia

As I delved into Ukraine and her cultural traditions and history I wanted to learn that beautiful language of course. By chance I found ULP via pinterest and was impressed by the podcast episodes and how its built up lesson by lesson. It’s a convenient way to learn a foreign language step by step and adding new vocabulary with each lesson. On my first visit to Kyiv I felt confident on my already obtained basic skills in Ukrainian and was even slightly complimented for in a souvenir shop. A good deal I owe huge credit to ukrainianlessons.com and of course to Anna. She takes you into this language gradually enhancing new words and grammar. I also appreciate the cultural section at the end of each episode which grants insight in customs or everyday issues in Ukraine. I like this style of teaching because it does not overwhelm you in mere vocab and grammar tables but practical situations. The lesson notes are also clear and understandable. So that’s why you are always able to track the episodes

After returning I resolved to increase my skills in українська мова for my next trip to Kyiv.

Wilhelm Fuchs
FromChemnitz/Кемніц, Німеччина

I’m so glad that I came across Anna’s Ukrainian lessons podcasts. It has helped me go back to the beginning to brush up on my Ukrainian language skills with interesting and relevant content. I’ve also learnt a lot about Ukrainian history and modern culture. I always look forward to listening to a new podcast . Anna has a lovely conversation style that is a pleasure to listen to. I hope there are many more episodes to come.

Anita Doyle
FromSydney Australia

Thanks, Anna, for this series of lessons. You have a very engaging style. In just one week, I have learnt more than I ever expected and I am full of enthusiasm to continue. Very professional but friendly at the same time.

Colin Burdfield
FromCambridge

I have tried other methods and find Ukrainian Lessons the best for me. I really like the way they are presented and the easy to follow format. I will be traveling to Ukraine soon for work and wanted to be able to speak to my Ukrainian counterparts in their native language as much as possible. I never thought learning languages could be so much fun! Well done and thank you for a great product!

Joseph Cummings
FromUnited States

Чудовий подкаст!!!

Dave Harper
FromКанада

I finished the lessons available for free at Duolingo. Anna’s lessons are the perfect next step. I found that I had a lot of the vocabulary and some of the grammar, but Anna’s explanations and examples brought me into the real world of Ukrainian speakers. How they talk in real life and how they interact.

Mark Hickler
FromArizona USA
http://hicklerbanjo.com

Hi there! I have recently started your podcast and would just like to say how amazing they are! I have been wanting to learn since I was very young when my Ukrainian Grandfather bought me a book and cassette but I never stuck with it. Now I am on episode 8 and am learning every day so I would just like to say thank you for all your hard work. I hope you are safe and well.
Slava Ukraini

Mark Chlopas

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!

Alex M. Mobley
FromCalifornia
https://twitter.com/doctorvball

I just started listening to your podcast. I have to say it’s the best one I have found. So thank you very much for your time and effort. I can feel your warmth and playfulness and that helps so much. My original attitude was too strict and I would get annoyed at myself for how hard it seemed to learn. Like I just wanted to download the ability like in the “Matrix”. But now my attitude is to just go slow and enjoy myself.

Kevin Mitchell

I have been using Ukrainian Lessons for 3 years, I have learned a lot., and I am impressed how varied the topics are. The last two seasons are only in Ukrainian, but still on a level where it is possible to understand, even though I don’t speak it fluently. Also this has been very helpful for improving my Ukrainian skills. I strongly recommend the Ukrainian Lessons podcast.

Jens Groth Johansen
FromDanmark

The audio-only lessons seemed fine to start but as I learned more the greater was the need to write things down. As I did I was often unsure of the spellings. Having the written notes allows me to verify and correct. In conjugations, I like seeing the series written out for me. The summary tables, fill-in-the blank exercises and extra practice promote a more thorough learning.

I don’t have suggestions on things to improve. For my needs what you have provided is quite good and provides excellent value.

I am the son of Diasporan parents, am 64 years old, and pretty much haven’t spoken Ukrainian since starting university. So, I’ve forgotten more Ukrainian than I know but am catching up fast. I’m thrilled to be learning Ukrainian again. Thanks for the assist.

Ray (Roman) Lewyckyj
FromVirginia, USA

I’ve been learning some Ukrainian basics and I’m already in love with it! I agree that more people should learn this beautiful and special language, and not only this but also, about Ukrainian culture, history, art…All this makes you love even more who you are, I feel you as brothers and sisters since we share so many similarities.
Also just wanted to thank Anna for this incredible podcast, it is so lovely to listen to you and learn on each lesson, you make it easier and less difficult to learn, so a big thank you!

Alejandra García
FromBogotá, Colombia
https://medium.com/@Ale.Garcia

Шановна Анно, хочу щиро вам дякувати за це подкаст! Моя чудова вчителька української у Америці порекомендувала слухати. Він мені дуже допоміг вивчати українську мову, і я зараз у києві вже місяць, а знаю що краще розмовляю завдяки подкасту. Надіюся що буде 3й сезон.

Matt Ellett
FromUSA

Anna’s podcast series Ukrainianlessons.com is fabulous. It’s incredibly well thought out and interesting to use. It’s head and shoulders above any other Ukrainian-language learning resource that I have come across, printed or on line. Anna’s approach is warm and encouraging, yet also challenging. Her explanations are clear and her love of her language and country, and her passion for teaching, shine through. Where the series really wins, for me, is through our progressively hearing, and being able to understand, more and more of the spoken language. I have also benefited greatly by having the transcripts and exercises and flashcards available through the premium materials. The whole package is an extremely rich language-learning resource. Thank you, Anna.

Irena Henderson
FromLondon

I only knew a few Ukrainian words when I started out. Before purchasing your 1000 Most useful Ukrainian words book, I had completed the Ukrainian language course on Duolingo. I bought your book to supplement the course. I use the flash cards and find they are very helpful. Having a picture along with the words is a good memory aid. I haven’t gone through all of the flash cards yet but I will continue working at it. I would definitely recommend your book to others. It has helped to improve my Ukrainian. I also listen to your podcasts which is another helpful resource.

Lydia Woronchak
FromLa Prairie, QC, Canada

Thank you for maintaining the Ukrainian Lessons site and learning materials. I gain a lot of value from the podcasts and your website. It is very well produced and is a creative learning experience. It is light years away from the grammar text books with which I started my Ukrainian language learning journey!

Привіт Анна!

I just discovered your podcasts, and I wanted to write and thank you- they’re amazing! I play in a Ukrainian band from Newfoundland, Canada called the Kubasonics; we’re in the middle of a tour of Ukraine now. A couple of us in the band don’t speak the language but I’m finding your podcasts to be so helpful. I dabble in many languages and they’re the best I’ve ever used. My Ukrainian friends are impressed 🙂

Thanks again,
Даррен

Darren Browne

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to all her podcasts, multiple times. All of my in-laws only speak Ukrainian, so I had a vested interest to start learning. I found her site via a Ukrainian community site for those living in the US. I have no Ukrainian heritage or blood-relatives and never learned a foreign language extensively before becoming fascinated with this beautiful language.

The good:
Many real-world situational dialog that help teach relevant grammar and verb/noun conjugation
Lots of insight into Ukrainian daily life
Many pages with words and audio

The not so good:
Some audio is difficult to hear and understand during conversations
Teacher’s English is good, but she makes many common grammatical mistakes

Jared Roberts
FromЯ зі Сполучених Штатів Америки. Я живу в Бостоні.

Anna is a great instructor. All the explanations are detailed. The structure/the flow of the episodes is super good. Even if you are a beginner, you can catch up. I’ve learnt a lot of vocabulary from the podcast. I still cannot talk, but sometimes I can understand when people talk and that is thanks to the two time repetition of the conversations in the episodes.
I would like to say thank you to our teacher. Best of luck!

Ahlem
FromAlgeria

I’ve enjoyed listening to the Ukrainian Lessons Podcast in the car. Whether on a long trip or around home in the city I find the podcasts very useful. Still hoping to improve my Ukrainian so I can better appreciate the history episodes at the end of season two. Thank you very much for making this experience more interesting.

John Lazeski
FromSaskatoon, Canada

I am very sorry for all mistakes, I only speak a little English. I am a volunteer at a railway station in Poland.

I would like to thank you for podcast and in particullar for „Ukrainian Phrasebook for Helping Refugees”.

I use your lessons (and Duolingo) when I drive home and in my spare time.

It helps me a lot in everyday communication while I help at the railway station.

I make a lot of mistakes, but I can to convey the most important information – when and where the train arrive, where to get something to eat, cleaning products, etc.

I’m not a premium membership but I fully recommended this course! And дуже дякую, слава Україні!

Anna
FromPoland

Anna is clearly a brilliant linguist, and manages to convey masses of information in an engaging and exciting way. It means a lot that she has created a resource that is so helpful and accessible for Ukrainian language learners, and that includes contemporary Ukrainian culture. I will definitely stick with her program, and I really hope the community grows!

Irene SanPietro
FromNYC

I just cooked Syrnyky. I used a recipe from ukrainianlessons.com/episode49/

Oh, they were so delicious. I ate them all and forgot to take pictures. I will cook more and possibly add sultans, of course, also photos. Thank you “ukrainian lessons”, Anna Ohoiko and of course mom. The perfect recipe

Bernard Hicks
FromAustralia

I recently have found season one. Having liven in Kiel Oblast for 5 years I quickly realised that I needed an intermediate – advanced option. I just wanted to be able to listen to regular Ukrainian again after a few years of not speaking with anyone. Season two is perfect! I love the Vilnee Stoyp and the 90% Ukrainan. It is perfect for me Thank you!

Ben
FromAustralia (Rzhyshchiv)

I am so happy to have stumbled upon this site/podcast! I think inaccessibility is a big issue for many language learners especially something as niche as Ukrainian and it is wonderful that Ukrainian Lessons Podcast is working to address that inaccessibility by providing the free podcast & an abundance of resources to further our language and cultural learning. I am more of a visual learner so I have more of a challenging time learning solely by audio but I was more than happy to invest in the PDF worksheets which are far cheaper than what I pay for textbooks to learn languages at University. I chose to learn Ukrainian to refresh what I learned as a child and further connect with my Ukrainian heritage and I’d gladly recommend this resource to anyone interested in learning this language.

Lilly F
FromUnited States

Thank U very much for your podcasts. I just discovered them and i am in epizode 1 @4. You are doing so amazin job with this.

Jaroslaw
FromPoland

Anna is a wonderful teacher of the Ukrainian language. She explains the rules of grammar easily and clearly, in every podcast there is information about the culture of Ukraine, it is always interesting to listen and learn something new. Excellent course of Ukrainian! Suitable for everyone who wants to get to know the Ukrainian language more closely.

Svetlana

I would like to thank Anna for this fantastic podcast that I have recently discovered. She’s really a brilliant linguist, the best I know so far. I’ve just started my journey through her fantastic podcast, but my Ukrainian friend, who’s working here in Italy, is already impressed by what I could learn in few lessons! Anna makes me more and more curious about Ukrainian and her country and I look forward to learn a lot through all the other episodes.
Elena

Elena Straudi
FromItaly

I am just thrilled to have come across a language program that is so relatable and user friendly! My husband is originally from Ukraine and I want to learn the language. I decided to listen to one or two podcasts for interest’s sake, but when Anna speaks on podcasts, it’s as if she’s there in person to teach you. I printed off the free lesson notes, and before long decided to purchase all the available seasons! This is such a great tool to have a scheduled learning of the Ukrainian language! It will help to make your dreams reality!

Shavonn Kravets
FromNew Holland PA

I don’t have much time to learn language, but Anna’s method permits me to go at my pace and still have progress. I either repeat or start a new lesson every night before going to bed, and review at breakfast time. Find it great! One day You Tube was auto-playing a speech of President Zelensky in Ukrainian, and I was so happy to have understood when he said будь ласка, and when he said вісімнадцять. Although I don’t know 18 of what, but I am glad to have understood the number. And he says the Russian have no вибачте for what they have done. Although only bits and pieces, I am glad to be able to pick up words from a real discourse in Ukrainian. I am now at lesson 10. Eager to learn more and visit Ukraine one day. Great programme, Highly recommended! дуже дякую Анна!

мене звати Анжела
FromЯ родом з Гонконгу, але зараз живу в Римі

These lessons are fantastic! It’s so hard to find quality learning materials that explain the different concepts. Anna has done an absolutely amazing job with these podcasts and lesson notes. 100% recommend to anyone wanting to learn Ukrainian!

дуже дякую Anna

Alexandra
FromAustralia

Anna is an effective instructor and has such a pleasant voice. I am practicing what I learn with native Ukrainian friends and they are impressed. Thank you, Anna! “Dyakuyu!”

Karen W
FromRaleigh, NC US

 

 

Reviews about 5 Minute Ukrainian:

I have used the author’s dictionary that includes phrases in the past and recently purchased the Five Minute Premium Package. Super! As an older learner who as part of an academic career, learned languages for translating texts, I think that Ukrainian may be the only language that I may be able to orally communicate. This program is ideal for me as it is only 5 minutes and I already know Ukrainian grammar and can translate a little but it reviews vocabulary and basic grammar. Perfect for many learners and quite inexpensive. I find the written texts provided crucial for visual learners.

Robert Marko
United States

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

I really love all resources offered by Анна Огойко and her team!
The lessons, podcasts, blog posts, and now the new phrasebook are all excellent educational materials to learn not only Ukrainian but also the country’s interesting culture and customs. You can tell that the resources are created with passion and a sincere love of language. They are also very aesthetically pleasing and I am sure that a great effort is made that every little detail is perfect! I particularly like the podcast series (both the 5-minute Ukrainian and longer podcasts) as I like to learn full sentences and phrases while walking, cooking, or before going to sleep. My passion is learning languages and I have seen a lot of resources out there, but I have to say that Аnna’s work is one of the best 🙂

Keep up the hard work!
Sending you lots of love!

Marta J
Poland

 

 

Reviews about Podcast Premium membership:

Your premium membership helps me to study Ukrainian language myself at home. I’ve just started but as far as I can see, your system works!
One or two more bonus exercises for each lesson would be a great addition 🙂

Bartek Surowiec
Poland

I am so happy to have stumbled upon this site/podcast! I think inaccessibility is a big issue for many language learners especially something as niche as Ukrainian and it is wonderful that Ukrainian Lessons Podcast is working to address that inaccessibility by providing the free podcast & an abundance of resources to further our language and cultural learning. I am more of a visual learner so I have more of a challenging time learning solely by audio but I was more than happy to invest in the PDF worksheets which are far cheaper than what I pay for textbooks to learn languages at University. I chose to learn Ukrainian to refresh what I learned as a child and further connect with my Ukrainian heritage and I’d gladly recommend this resource to anyone interested in learning this language.

Lilly F
United States

I absolutely love Ukrainianlessons.com. I studied French at school, can read Spanish, used to know a bit of German, Swedish and Portuguese, but am a real world failure in all of them.

As part of my learning I go to a lot of different sites but the enthusiasm of the ladies here cannot be duplicated. I have not yet “met” Anna as she is on leave but must give a shout to her partner/administrator/assistant/whatever Milana, who is the most dedicated and patient language teacher I have ever encountered. If the teachers are not in love with the language, what will motivate their students?

The PDFs and Anki cards that come with the podcasts are extremely helpful. I think having the podcasts available in video format would be fantastic because it’s hard to visualize words when you just have the audio and are working out or otherwise without access to the PDFs.

Anyone learning this wonderful language should definitely visit Ukrainianlessons.com.

Doralee Strachey
New Jersey, USA

Подкаст відмінний!

I have been studying Ukrainian with the podcast and already can communicate with my Ukrainian friends. It’s an effective way to learn the українська мова.

Дякую Анна!

Слава Україні!

Dan Denisoff
New York USA

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!

Alex M. Mobley
California

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
Peru

Дуже трудно вчитися нові мови, але з подкастом Анни й її «premium package» (не знаю слів тут) це багато легше. Маю родина в Україні й мені був багато років без успіху пробування не тільки чітати але розуміти розмовну українську мову також. Тепер, все супер. «Kласно,» не правда? Дуже дуже дякую Анно!!

Девід Гаварецький
США (Сполучені Штати Америки)

As a fluent speaker of both English and Latvian, the Ukrainian language comes naturally to me. Anna Ohoiko, however, has put so much dedication into this ongoing program that I cannot recommend it enough! Never compelling you to buy her premium membership, she SHOWS you exactly why it truly is worth the money. One cannot learn from hearing a language alone, and the written supplements make solidifying essential words both convenient and worthwhile. Латвия з вами – latvieši ar Jums!

Stefan Bruvelis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Premium Membership at Ukrainian Lessons is soooooo worth it. I bought it for several seasons since I started learning Ukrainian a few years ago. The material is excellent! 

Caroline Caire-Odushkin
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I thoroughly enjoy the Ukrainian Podcasts and listen to them every day while working outside on our farm. I have just downloaded the premium flash cards to help with my understanding of the language. Anna’s sense of humor and her love of her culture comes through in the podcasts, and makes the learning experience fun. Even though I don’t usually eat beets I am now eager to try the red borscht!
I chose the premium subscription partly for the materials but to thank Anna and her team for all of the effort that goes into producing the free podcasts. In the USA we support independent public radio and television broadcasting with an annual voluntary support payment. I think the podcasts need to be recognized for their worth by paying for them. People who can afford to pay should support the podcasts by purchasing the premium subscription.
Дякую за всю вашу нелегку працю!

Mary Margaret Perez
Watsonville, California

I experience Ukrainian Lessons not only as a unique way to learn the language at an affordable cost by also as a warm invitation to love the language and the culture of Ukraine. I hope that ULP will continue and look forward to listening again to Anna. The sooner the better.

Jacques
Switzerland

Я люблю українську мову.
Українська мова як музика, і буде моєю третьою мовою.
Моя рідна мова – англійська, я з Австралії.
Подкаст Анни має чудові пояснення.

Бернард Хікс
Australia

Дякую за якісні та дуже корисні матеріали подкасту!

Irina Nummemees
Фінляндія

Anna is an amazing teacher and I’m growing by leaps and bounds in my understanding and ability to speak. The lessons are so well done. It’s so obvious that she is indeed a trained teacher who knows how to convey information so that it is retained well. I 100% recommend this course to anyone who wants to become proficient in Ukrainian. It’s the best program out there!

Amy McCoy
North Carolina
Ukrainian Lessons is by far the best online language course in Ukrainian, in my opinion.
Having listened to the first 100 episodes, I highly recommend Ukrainian Lessons to anyone who wants to learn the Ukrainian language, whether you are a novice or a polyglot who masters related languages.
Recently I decided to buy a premium membership, and the price is very reasonable for the quality you get. The written material is thorough and structured, and will provide a good foundation for speaking and writing in Ukrainian.
As a philologist and professional translator, I am highly impressed by the pedagogic quality of Ukrainian Lessons.
Anna has a unique personal and human touch to her teaching, and a very agreeable voice that makes it a pure joy to listen to every lesson – repeatedly.
To those of you who already know another Slavic language, Ukrainian Lessons will work for you too!
Edvard Stang
Norway

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.

Jason Witte
Calgary, Canada

What I like about ukrainian lessons premium membership, is having the lesson notes to follow along with the audio recordings, and also the bonus exercises. The flashcards are also a huge help!
What I don’t like(would like to see), would be more lessons geared towards a family situation such as: getting kids ready for school, ready for bed.

Кірк Юрак
Saskatchewan, Canada

Life is always an adventure! I grew up in the U.S., speaking Ukrainian at home and our Ukrainian Orthodox Church. I even attended Школа Українознавства for 8 years. To be honest, I didn’t always appreciate sitting there while the other kids were out playing. When we visited Ukraine many many years ago I realized what a great heritage I had. In memory of this heritage we named our son Taras.

I live in Germany now and when my parents passed away I no longer really had the opportunity to hear or speak Ukrainian. Thanks to the internet I came across Anna’s website and podcast and I love it!

Anna herself is so charming and engaging and her lessons are a delightful incentive to revive dormant vocabulary and traditions. I am beginning to think it would be a good idea to visit Ukraine again. Being a language teacher myself I don’t claim to be an expert, but perhaps a pretty good judge of what and how Anna puts across her endeavors.

Dedicated to the last syllable, motivating and it’s always a pleasure to listen to her charming голосочок. Анна фантастична and for anyone seriously interested in learning Ukrainian, her podcast is the place to be. For anyone without any previous knowledge her Premium Membership is a valuable addition. Go for it and remember, practice makes perfect. Гарного дня, всього найкращого!

Рагнєда Брейкер
CША

Anna’s podcast series Ukrainianlessons.com is fabulous. It’s incredibly well thought out and interesting to use. It’s head and shoulders above any other Ukrainian-language learning resource that I have come across, printed or on line. Anna’s approach is warm and encouraging, yet also challenging. Her explanations are clear and her love of her language and country, and her passion for teaching, shine through. Where the series really wins, for me, is through our progressively hearing, and being able to understand, more and more of the spoken language. I have also benefited greatly by having the transcripts and exercises and flashcards available through the premium materials. The whole package is an extremely rich language-learning resource. Thank you, Anna.

Irena Henderson
London

I have tried other methods and find Ukrainian Lessons the best for me. I really like the way they are presented and the easy to follow format. I will be traveling to Ukraine soon for work and wanted to be able to speak to my Ukrainian counterparts in their native language as much as possible. I never thought learning languages could be so much fun! Well done and thank you for a great product!

Joseph Cummings
United States

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

As I delved into Ukraine and her cultural traditions and history I wanted to learn that beautiful language of course. By chance I found ULP via pinterest and was impressed by the podcast episodes and how its built up lesson by lesson. It’s a convenient way to learn a foreign language step by step and adding new vocabulary with each lesson. On my first visit to Kyiv I felt confident on my already obtained basic skills in Ukrainian and was even slightly complimented for in a souvenir shop. A good deal I owe huge credit to ukrainianlessons.com and of course to Anna. She takes you into this language gradually enhancing new words and grammar. I also appreciate the cultural section at the end of each episode which grants insight in customs or everyday issues in Ukraine. I like this style of teaching because it does not overwhelm you in mere vocab and grammar tables but practical situations. The lesson notes are also clear and understandable. So that’s why you are always able to track the episodes

After returning I resolved to increase my skills in українська мова for my next trip to Kyiv.

Wilhelm Fuchs
Chemnitz/Кемніц, Німеччина

Being of Ukrainian ancestry and only having a basic knowledge of the wonderful Ukrainian language is, to be honest, embarrassing.

I studied on Duolingo and that site deserves credit for being a useful introduction to Ukrainian but other courses or study guides are required to get to a higher level.

I currently study Ukrainian at a class at one of the local churches and I subscribed to Anna’s course as well. I find that the material I learn in Anna’s course tends to “stick” for some reason, be it the Anki study cards or the organization of her podcasts and supplemental notes. I get the feeling that the course has a structure to it that builds well.

On a personal note, those of us whose ancestors came to North America one hundred years ago have been blessed and Ukrainians have done well in North America. Ukraine is finally emerging and although not a large financial expenditure, becoming a premium member helps Anna and correspondingly the Ukrainian economy.

Дуже, Дуже Дякую, Тарас

Terry Taraschuk
Ottawa, Canada

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
Jamaica. Now living in Florida, USA.

I started to learn Ukrainian using DuoLingo and some YouTubbers. Having Slovenian as mother tongue I had some advantages, so I learnt the basics very quickly (more effort for the cirillic alphabet). I like the language so I wanted to go deeper. When I found Ukrainian Lessons I immediatly liked it. It is a great tool to improve further. With the premium membership I can combine listening, writing and reading in a very effective way.

David
Slovenia

I love learning language, and Anna’s teaching is simply the best! It took finding myself tongue-tied speaking to Ukrainians in Ukraine today to nudge me toward studying my first language. You can find it all here in a most palatable and well-prepared mix — grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, language functions — all served up engagingly with a serving of cultural knowledge topping it up like a spoonful of сметана! It doesn’t get any better than this!

The premium materials not only help a student get more serious, but cover reading and writing well.

Дякую Анно за всі фантастичні кроки!

Христина Сікорська
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Dear Anna, I wanted to write to say how helpful your podcasts are! Season 3 is at the perfect level of Ukrainian for me (I’d previously finished the first book of Yabluko), and both the audio part and the notes are just great. And while I use the current season, I go back and review previous seasons.

I’m a teacher myself (choir director with mainly boys, girls and teens, actually), so I can say that your method is very good for teaching  – give an idea, then use it in the course of the lesson. Then repeat later. I particularly like the “phrase of the day”.

I’m so happy that I’ve signed up for your premium membership – it’s very useful.

Larry T.
NY, USA

I am very happy I found this wonderful possibility with Anna to continue learning Ukrainian on an advanced level. I find the podcasts and texts very well done. I only regret not to find more time to dedicate to using this excellent possibility.

Rolf Zinne
Pfalz, Germany

The audio-only lessons seemed fine to start but as I learned more the greater was the need to write things down. As I did I was often unsure of the spellings. Having the written notes allows me to verify and correct. In conjugations, I like seeing the series written out for me. The summary tables, fill-in-the blank exercises and extra practice promote a more thorough learning.

I don’t have suggestions on things to improve. For my needs what you have provided is quite good and provides excellent value.

I am the son of Diasporan parents, am 64 years old, and pretty much haven’t spoken Ukrainian since starting university. So, I’ve forgotten more Ukrainian than I know but am catching up fast. I’m thrilled to be learning Ukrainian again. Thanks for the assist.

Ray (Roman) Lewyckyj
Virginia, USA

Мені дуже подобається преміальне членство. Я б хотів, щоб я мав більше часу вчитися. Зауважую, дуже корисні. Зараз я також навчусь писати. Після закінчення Дуолінго уроки української мови ідеально продовжують мову.

Бернард Зікс
Австралія

I am just thrilled to have come across a language program that is so relatable and user friendly! My husband is originally from Ukraine and I want to learn the language. I decided to listen to one or two podcasts for interest’s sake, but when Anna speaks on podcasts, it’s as if she’s there in person to teach you. I printed off the free lesson notes, and before long decided to purchase all the available seasons! This is such a great tool to have a scheduled learning of the Ukrainian language! It will help to make your dreams reality!

Shavonn Kravets
New Holland PA
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

A big big THANK YOU from Australia! I have purchased the premium membership and have been enjoying your content immensely.

I’ve started to learn your language to show support for my wonderful Ukrainian friend and for your beautiful country with everything that is going on right now. I believe that even as we feel small and weak in the shadows of the looming evil people in this world, we can give strength and power and purpose to the Ukrainian people and culture by keeping the language alive and by spreading the stories of your courage and resilience in your native tongue.

Ashlee Flesser
Australia

 

 

Reviews about 1000 most useful Ukrainian words:

It is perfect for my current elementary level. I use the flashcards on a regular basis (approximately 4 times a week) to increase my understanding of new words and cement my understanding and pronunciation of words that I have already learnt. I find that it works well in parallel to the podcast lessons.

John Charuk
Worcestershire, England

After 77 days of learning using anki I’ve finished learning all 1000 words you’ve prepared. Since I’m Polish, a lot of the words were really similar, but even knowing which words are the same was really helpful. The same can be said about Ukrainian lessons podcast.
Thanks to your materials, I was able to communicate with my girlfriend’s family after they escaped war. I’ll never forget when my gf’s 4 old nephew showed me his рюкзак, ручку й олівсі – all words that I had learned a couple days before.
You’ve enabled those little happy moments, thank you for that.

Radosław Ludwig
Poland

I keep the book as a PDF on my phone for now, I browse through it daily, while queuing, etc. The most useful thing – is the example sentences – I feel it boosts up my reading skills.

So yes, I recommend this book, it’s concise, it’s a good supplementary to the podcast, and a way to support the podcast.

Kobic
Israel

My level is beginner.

The flashcards are very helpful and enjoyable for the beginner or advance students,
and you need to use it continuously without a break. If you give it a break, then you need to restart again 🙂
what can I say ..if you want to visit Ukraine some day in the future,
you can already start to learn this charming language,

дякую Анна

Kerim
Turkey
Привіт!
My language level is beginner-intermediate but after i purchased “1000 Ukrainian words” i started to understand Ukrainian better.
You suggested flashcards on your video, then i started to use Anki майже (almost) everyday.”I just learned that word today:)” To use flashcards is more useful because in general. I forget words, but in this programme i repeat constantly and that keeps them in my mind.
I would like to recommend this book to my friends who want to learn Ukrainian. You had written the most used words in this book and it’s quite enough to communicate with people in Ukraine.
Гарного дня!
Alper Engin
Turkey
I just started listening to the podcasts and absolutely love them. Dyakuyou!
I also purchased the 1000 words e-book and am working my way through it. I really like how Anna uses the words in the context of a sentence. Bonus!
Larissa Rozdzilski
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Guy Testimonial

My level is still probably A1 or A2, but before the book it was pretty much an absolute beginner. I just knew the alphabet. As i’m on the move a lot, I actually think the flashcards have been the most useful thing for me – I don’t really want to sit and learn through a list (although the list is useful as a reference tool), so the Anki flashcards are really helpful, I try and study them everyday when I have some spare time, alongside the FMU podcast flashcards 🙂

I would definitely recommend the book and flashcards to others – for me it’s been a great reference point and with the flashcards, a really simple and effective way of boosting my Ukrainian vocabulary.

Guy Boucher
Warwick, England

This product is fantastic. I have looked at others in the market and even I can tell that there are errors, mixture of russian and Ukrainian, etc.

So chydovo!

Roman Ciurpita
Sydney, Australia
Before purchasing your cards, I felt that my Ukrainian language level was basic. I had finished the Duolingo Ukrainian course, which gave me a basic vocabulary and grammar introduction. I then moved onto a variety of other Ukrainian language courses, but felt my limited vocabulary was holding me back.

I’m solely using the flashcards. I find them more useful than the book as the Anki format is designed to help with memorization. The book is a good reference for looking up words, but I wouldn’t be able to study from it unless I used it to make my own cards on paper. The sentences and images on your cards are also very helpful in the memorization process. For words that I struggle to remember, I end up memorizing the sentence instead.  Having the word in the context of a sentence makes it easier to remember.

I would definitely recommend your book and cards to others because most of the language courses I have found online don’t do a good job at building up vocabulary and returning to words from earlier lessons. They throw long sentences in Ukrainian at the learner and I find myself guessing a lot based solely on my ability to identify verbs and adjectives. I feel accomplished when I study other courses, such as clozemaster.com, and am able to understand words because I learned them from your flashcards.

I started to learn Ukrainian with your podcasts in February this year, I am a beginner. I use the book to learn new words and refresh my learning of words from the lessons. I like the flash cards too, they are a great help in pronunciation, and the visual cues help me to memorize the words.

Yes I would strongly recommend the book. The examples of the words in sentences helps with understanding the use of the words in everyday speech. I also copy the text into Google translate if I need help with the pronunciation.

Mary Margaret Perez
United States

Anna, I just wanted to thank you for your amazing book, I got through every word and have studied your book very carefully and now starting to listen to your podcasts) thank you very much, really. As soon as I get free time, I go onto your website and check every resource there! Thank you very much!!

Alexis
Paris, France

I didn’t use the book, just the flashcards. The flashcards are very useful, partially because Anki is much more efficient and fun for memorizing than the other apps I used. Also, the flashcards have more useful vocabulary on them than in the other apps I used, which tended to focus mainly on nouns and specific niches, like travel. Thirdly, I like that the flashcards gave some explanation when needed, like why is a шапка different than капелюх.

Anki prioritized words for review well and the flashcards feel like they have a well chosen selection of words.

James Pawliuk
Vancouver, Canada

I use the book to simply practice and improve my memory of Cyrillic and key words. I really like flashcards, they are helpful and a good visual memory aid.

I definitely recommend this book to others. It is easy to follow, as long as you understand the Cyrillic alphabet.

David Harasymczyk
United Kingdom
I am learning Ukrainian as a beginner and I bought the book mostly for the flash cards. I have found the flash cards to be a great tool for learning. They are especially good as they have sound and the example sentences.
I would absolutely recommend it to others as I have found it so helpful. It is clear that a lot of effort has been put in to making it.
Дякую!
Erin O’Connor
Glasgow

When I purchased the book “1000 Ukrainian words”, I was at good beginner level. I have spent time living in a Ukrainian village with people who don’t speak English, so I could manage ok, but my vocabulary was maybe 130+ words. I need to improve my vocabulary for my next visit!

I use the flashcards most days. I find the flashcards one of the most useful ways to learn the language, because it’s repeating and reinforcing. I also like the way you include the words in sentences. It’s helping me learn the past tense, too. The pictures help learning, as well (association).
I will use the book at a later stage.

I would recommend this book to others, as it was not expensive and I feel that it’s a good way to concentrate on the most useful words. Sometimes it’s hard to find time for learning, but these flashcards are easy to fit into my day. I like the way they are structured.

So I’m really happy with this book and programme. Thank you!

Michelle Lawson
Devon, England, UK
My decision to purchase it paid immediate dividends. As soon as I saw the word written down it immediately renewed my knowledge of more than 50 years previously. I tested myself on each word and am pleased to say that 95% of them were known to me. More to the point for each word I could recall another one.
The presentation of each word works very well. Context is important for understanding.
So I think that 1000 Ukrainian words is a great product which I will continue to use as revision in my conquest to recover my heritage.
Roman Ciurpita

I love the flash cards! I highly recommend them. The pictures that accompany the new vocabulary are also charming and funny.

Brian Kowalchuk
Winnipeg, Canada
I am a beginner in Ukrainian and bought the book “1000 Ukrainian words” after a couple of weeks of studying Ukrainian by myself (I know some russian so it helps learning).
I printed the book and just read it, many times, and I still continue reading it. It has been very useful to learn words in a context: in phrases, with cases, with stresses marked and verbs conjugated. The format is very clear and easy to use and this way of learning suits me. I’d be happy to buy the next 2000 words!

The book is perfect for independent studying, money well spent. And Ukrainian is a language of the future, there will be so much collaboration with Ukraine that this is the language to study now

Katja Pulkkinen
Helskinki, Finland

Я дуже люблю флеш-карти. Я їх вивчаю щодня. Вони дуже корисні.

I was a beginner-level learner. Finding materials in Ukrainian was difficult so I found your podcasts very helpful. I started taking Ukrainian courses and used your flash cards to help build my vocabulary. I’ve learned so much using them and am now at an intermediate level. I speak regularly with my friend in Ukraine and he comments on the difference

I actually have recommended 1000 Most useful Ukrainian words to others and will continue to! Making your own flash cards for Anki takes a lot of time. You’ve done a really good job picking frequently used words which also makes it easier. I can tell you put a lot of effort into making these – having sentences, images, sound recordings, as well as док/недок.

Stephanie Dvareckas

I was and am a complete beginner. I use the AnkiDroid flashcards every day, going very slowly. They’ve helped me learn vocabulary better than any other source. Hearing the words read in your voice (over and over and over) has really helped with memorization in a way that just reading or hearing a computer-generated voice read them has not. I’d recommend it for that reason. I also like that you did not include transliteration on the flashcards. I find this distracting and it hinders my learning, and it can be challenging to find beginner/vocab sources that don’t have the words in Latin letters right next to the Cyrillic.

Kimber Walden

I only knew a few Ukrainian words when I started out. Before purchasing your 1000 Most useful Ukrainian words book, I had completed the Ukrainian language course on Duolingo. I bought your book to supplement the course. I use the flash cards and find they are very helpful. Having a picture along with the words is a good memory aid. I haven’t gone through all of the flash cards yet but I will continue working at it. I would definitely recommend your book to others. It has helped to improve my Ukrainian. I also listen to your podcasts which is another helpful resource.

Lydia Woronchak
La Prairie, QC, Canada

 

 

Reviews about Easy Ukrainian Book:

Як іноземці козака рятували
My main reason for buying “Як Іноземці Козака Рятували” was to improve my grammar, and phrasing. Though, I quickly realised that it would also be an excellent way to improve my vocabulary, and find native expressions and idioms. I’m still not terribly confident in my language skills when speaking – and I feel that this is a good way to improve my confidence (alongside, actually speaking more.) The audio is excellent. It is easy to listen to, is a great further listening practice, and is helping me to solidify the correct stress patterns – which is an area in which I often make mistakes!
I’m about halfway through the book, currently – listening to the audio, primarily, and trying to comprehend everything aurally, but also reading along. I generally then look at the questions to gauge how much I understood, and to use the vocabulary list to fill in the gaps. After which, I re-read any sections that I misunderstood or failed to understand from context, on the first pass. I plan to go through the book multiple times to try to familiarise myself with as much of it as possible. I find my passive vocabulary is vastly better than my active vocabulary – I’m hoping to use the book to improve that!
The most useful aspect to me is the self-contained nature of the book – almost everything you need to make the content comprehensible: is right there. With the addition of the audiobook version – it’s perfect for immersive comprehensible content. As I can’t be in Ukraine currently – it’s perfect for me, in that regard.
I would definitely recommend it – and in fact I have! I imagine Bohdan will have already ordered it!
Nick Wysoczanskyj
Aberdare, South Wales, UK
Ukrainian Lessons Easy Book

I bought this book so that I could improve my Ukrainian in an enjoyable way. I find it quite challenging so am working through it quite slowly. I’m reading each chapter and trying to do the exercises. I haven’t listened much to the recordings yet.

I find the vocabulary lists very useful – and the illustrations. I like the physical feel of the book too. Personally I find it quite challenging, yet the chapters are all nice and short.

I would recommend this book to others. I haven’t read enough of it to be able to comment on the actual story, though so far it seems amusing enough. However, having the vocabulary lists at the end of the short chapters is great. I’m not aware of anything similar existing. If another book is written like this I will buy that too!

I will try to finish reading the book this Summer!

Thank you for all the materials you have produced for us to study Ukrainian. My only suggestion for new material is for more grammar exercises!

Irena Henderson
London

I really recommend this book to all the people who would like to take Ukrainian language learning to a whole new level.

100/100

Franz Müller
Guatemala
Ukrainian Lessons Easy Ukrainian Book
On the photo: reading with Сіра! My cat!
I bought the book as I liked the format (also to support Natalia). I think we need more books like this, Ukrainian with key English translations.
I have only read the book, I haven’t had the time to listen to it. Reading it was a good challenge. I enjoyed the story line and the new Ukrainian vocabulary, especially the language that is now commonly used in Ukraine.
I found the overall format of the book to be very interesting and useful. I would actually re-read each chapter both quietly and loudly after reviewing the notes.
I would definitely recommend it to others who are of the same level. I hope Natalia can write some more books.
Thanks and take care.
Andrew Sobol
Thousand Oaks, USA

I can definitely say that I was pretty impressed by the high quality of the book. It seems like an excellent resource, and the recording is great as well. In fact, I would say it is probably the best Ukrainian learning book I have seen (and I have lots).

I would definitely recommend this book to others. Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone else who is studying Ukrainian, but if I did, I would recommend this book.

Sam Slinn
Canada
I just love reading this book – such a fun story – it’s read out loud so well (so good for reinforcing correct pronunciation in a fun way) – so good to have vocabulary at the end of each chapter – and good introduction of grammar in small chunks with workable (not too demanding) exercises! Thank you and your friend for your excellent work!
Ljuba
Australia

Just received my copy of “Easy Ukrainian Book” and would thoroughly recommend it for anyone with beginners Ukrainian who wants to improve. Dyakuyu!

Jenny Rimbault
UK

Ця книга дуже зручна. Я ще в сторінці 38, бо був на каникулі в Каліфорнії і також бо щойно солоджуюся слухати мову більше ніж читати. Але, знав що мені потрибно побачити нови слова щоб вивчитися ці. 10/10 цього книгу рекомендую. The difficulty is just right for my level of comprehension.

I also bought this book as a means to donate more money to Ukraine. Nonetheless, the book is very helpful for learning sentence structure and syntax of Ukrainian, while at a pace which promotes retention (reading over hearing). Furthermore, I believe the chapter lengths (1-2 pages) is VERY appropriate for someone just learning the language.

Stefan Bruvelis
United States

Я зараз прочитала першу частину. Читати було не занадто важко, а теж не занадто легко. Читаю на іPad (додатка Good Notes) бо мені так зручніше.

Вправи класні. Мені дуже допомагають. Як на мене, книжка взагалі дуже крута!

Дуже Вам дякую і за подкаст. Ви справжня інспірація для мене. Дякую за все, що Ви робили для мене щоб мені легше спілкуватися з друзями та із сім’єю.

Гарного Вам вечора і СЛАВА УКРАЇНІ!

Теодора Гьоґер
Відень / Львів

 

 

Reviews about Anna Ohoiko:

I lived in Ukraine for 2 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer and learned Ukrainian. When I returned home, my language skills atrophied. I found Ukrainian Lessons Podcasts and Anna’s private tutoring and am so happy I did. Anna is knowledgeable, encouraging and has the amazing skill of correcting your language without stopping the conversation/scaring you into silence.

Carey Homan
Seattle, WA

The best teacher ever!!!
I have been Anna’s student for 8 months and in that short time I can honestly tell that she is the best teacher. I learnt a great deal from her.
• She is always prepared.
• She is very creative.
• She gives great lessons.
• She is nice and patient.
• She speaks, reads, and writes in English and Russian fluently it comes handy for me because I speak a little bit in Russian too and when I mix the two together she can correct me.
• Usually our lessons only in Ukrainian, we only use English if I completely lost, but then she always tries to explain everything in a simply way in Ukrainian so I could understand.
• She is caring and shows interest.
• She is always well-prepared and organized.
I hope one day we can meet in person.

A legjobb tanár!!!
Most már nyolc hónapja mondhatom el azt, hogy Anna tanítványa vagyok és ezalatt a rövid idő alatt nagyon sokat tanultam tőle.
Mindig felkészült, kedves, aranyos, és türelmes. Minden kérdésemre tud válaszolni. Jól beszél angolul, de nem nagyon használjuk az angol nyelvet, mert megkértem, hogy az óráink csak ukrán nyelven legyenek. Természetesen tökéletes beszél oroszul, ami kapóra jön az én esetemben, mert én is beszélek egy kicsit oroszul és ilyenkor ő ki tudja javítani a hibáimat. Ha valamit nem tudok vagy nem értek mindig megpróbálja a legegyszerűbb módon elmagyarázni a dolgokat, hogy megértsem őket termesztésen ukrán nyelven.
Remélem találkozunk egyszer személyesen is.

Найкраща вчителька у світі.
Я студент Ані за 8 місяців і за цей короткий час я можу чесно сказати, що вона найкраща вчителька. Я навчився багато від неї. Вона просто супер.
Я надіюсь, що ми можемо зустрітися. І я теж надіюсь, що я довго міг би бути її студент.

Attila Bruneker
Budapest Hungary

On my own, I invested time in the Duolingo Ukrainian course and various Memrise vocabulary lists but I wasn’t improving my language skills as quickly as I wanted, especially for speaking, which was the main point for me. I discovered Ukrainian Lessons podcast while looking for more resources and found the quality so good that I invested in the premium membership and private lessons with Anna.

She is the best language teacher I have ever had! Each lesson is always fun and incorporates a lot of conversation as well as structured lessons that are tailored to me and my ability level. Anna keeps notes in a doc while we meet so that it is easy to keep track of everything I learned in each lesson. I have taken 11 lessons so far and my language skills have improved from mostly just reading and saying “hello, good morning, etc” and simple phrases to being able to construct whole, unique sentences in present, past, and future tense. I feel much more confident in my ability to handle ambiguity and have (simple) conversations with native speakers.

The quality of the podcast notes, of the lesson notes, of the website, of the social media handles (Instagram and Facebook are the ones I follow) is so impressive and once you meet Anna, it makes sense. I would highly recommend Anna as a teacher!

Sara LaVigna
USA

Anna has been my teacher for almost 2 years. I live in the United States and she lives in Kyiv, but we have our lessons through Skype or FaceTime. We have also had some in-person lessons when I traveled to Ukraine a few times.

  • Anna is an extraordinary teacher in every way:
  • She is very intelligent and is an expert in her subject.
  • She is always well-prepared with lesson plans.
  • She presents things in an organized manner and makes things easy to understand.
  • She gives me just the right amount of challenges without overwhelming me.
  • She encourages me and offers support when things are difficult.
  • She praises when I succeed.
  • She is always enthusiastic about the subject being taught.
  • She exceeds my expectations. For example, when I was in Ukraine, she went with me to the Thaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine to help me communicate with the faculty and staff. She also assisted my communication during the lesson as I studied piano with one of the professors at the Academy.
  • She expects excellence in herself and her students.
  • She speaks, reads, and writes in English fluently.

I enjoy my lessons with her very much!

Scott Smith
Overland Park, KS, USA

 

 

General reviews about Ukrainian Lessons:

Дуже дякую for all your hard work in helping me and many others to learn about your beautiful language! Your resources are by far the most in-depth and comprehensive out there!

Thank you again for all your hard work and the loving attitude you show to all of us learners!

Рахіль Мєйнард
New York, United States

Мені дуже подобаються напрацювання Вашої команди. Усі матеріали зроблені професійно, із знанням методики викладання іноземної мови  і, що дуже важливо, з любов’ю до України. Дякую!

Викладаю мову іноземцям вже майже 30 років. Дуже часто на заняттях використовую малюнки з лексикою і аудіотексти (подкасти). Вони невеликі за обсягом, містять в собі найбільш потрібні для іноземців  комунікативні фрази, мають гарну озвучку і правильно побудовані. Іноземцям легко їх сприймати, опрацьовувати і потім запам’ятовувати.

Анжеліка Заячківська
Івано-Франківськ, Україна

I grew up wanting, desperately, to learn Ukrainian – my grandfather’s native language. It was not spoken at home, so I only had a few basic words, and was familiar with the alphabet.

For the longest time – quality learning resources were just not there!

Since my grandfather’s passing I have been working to refresh and improve my very limited vocabulary, and bad grammar – when I stumbled upon the Ukrainian Lessons website, and Anna’s language course.

I immediately recognised the that she has constructed an excellent course in everyday Ukrainian – precisely what I need!

I also instantly noticed Anna’s ebook and Anki flashcard pack. She was extremely helpful with my (many, and probably annoying) questions. She kindly also offered me the option at a full refund, if I didn’t think it would be useful to me.

Once I used the flashcards, which function both to, and from, the target language – and are complete with sound file and images – I knew I would be keeping it.

I’ll be listening to the podcast. Дуже дякую!

Nick Wysoczanskyj
Aberdare, South Wales, UK.

I don’t have much time to learn language, but Anna’s method permits me to go at my pace and still have progress. I either repeat or start a new lesson every night before going to bed, and review at breakfast time. Find it great! One day You Tube was auto-playing a speech of President Zelensky in Ukrainian, and I was so happy to have understood when he said будь ласка, and when he said вісімнадцять. Although I don’t know 18 of what, but I am glad to have understood the number. And he says the Russian have no вибачте for what they have done. Although only bits and pieces, I am glad to be able to pick up words from a real discourse in Ukrainian. I am now at lesson 10. Eager to learn more and visit Ukraine one day. Great programme, Highly recommended! дуже дякую Анна!

мене звати Анжела
Я родом з Гонконгу, але зараз живу в Римі

Я у захваті від Вашого сайту! Сама я українка, а мій хлопець – британець, тому, Ваші подкасти і статті неабияк допомагають йому постійно мати на слуху українську мову, коли немає змоги бути в Україні. Щиро дякую за це! Дуже якісно, чітко і зрозуміло викладено матеріал! А ще, не можу не сказати, що на сайті дуже затишна і дружня атмосфера 🙂 Keep up the good work!

Олеся
Україна

Making easier learning language, like your style.
Thanks a lot!

Irfan Acar
Türkiye

Багато спасибі за ваш труд Анна, та інші співробітники!
Я дуже, дуже люблю мою чудову, цікаву мандрівку крізь гарну Українську мову! Без вас, и вашей допоможі, це не було можливе. У мене є ще багато роботі, але я рішений витримати.
Якщо можливе, перекладайте пісні гурта “Один в Каное” у ваших майбутніх блогів. Вони дуже чудові. Дуже дякую друзі! Привіт з Сербії! ❤

Алекса В.
Сербія

I recently started to learn Ukrainian and recently discovered “Ukrainian Lessons”. Thank God , I found it! First I saw the podcasts then decided to check the website. The content is very useful and the teacher is really nice =) Hope Ukrainian Lessons will be better! I believe in it! Анна you are doing very well keep going. I am ready for every kind of support 😊 I sent her an e-mail and she gave me a quick response❤ Дуже дякую Анна! Best Regards!🙏

Слава Україні! 💙💛

Мустафа
Turkey

A very rewarding journey! Start with Anna Ohoiko. She has hands down the best FREE Ukrainian teaching podcasts in the universe. Everything else pales into insignificance.

She has me speaking after just 3 weeks of studying (following 6 weeks of less prolific self-study) and might make me fairly fluent by the end of this year. I spend so much time listening to her podcasts first thing in the morning and last thing at night that I have been dreaming in Ukrainian lately. In my last dream I kept repeating “Голосове повідомлення” (voice message), not knowing what it was and when I woke up I did know what it is!

There is a wealth of written and other bonus materials you can buy bit by bit as you progress. 5 minute Ukrainian and Ukrainian Lessons podcast by Anna Ohoiko.

Betka Dorrerova
Belgium

I really love all resources offered by Анна Огойко and her team!
The lessons, podcasts, blog posts, and now the new phrasebook are all excellent educational materials to learn not only Ukrainian but also the country’s interesting culture and customs. You can tell that the resources are created with passion and a sincere love of language. They are also very aesthetically pleasing and I am sure that a great effort is made that every little detail is perfect! I particularly like the podcast series (both the 5-minute Ukrainian and longer podcasts) as I like to learn full sentences and phrases while walking, cooking, or before going to sleep. My passion is learning languages and I have seen a lot of resources out there, but I have to say that Аnna’s work is one of the best 🙂

Keep up the hard work!
Sending you lots of love!

Marta J
Poland

I just want to thank you for making this site.
At first, I had doubts about picking Ukrainian as a third language but you made it such an easy-going and friendly experience, just can’t say no to learning more.
I definitely recommend www.ukrainianlessons.com and will do to anyone who wants to learn.

Gabriel Steinbach
Buenos Aires province, Argentina

All I’m going to say is that this website is incredibly helpful! It was very hard for me to find a website to learn Ukrainian that is well-structured and easy to use.

I want to thank Anna not only for her effort and time that she has put into building this website but also for her individual help as she recommended me some extra books for me to learn Ukrainian on a better level.

I, myself, am half Ukrainian and have visited Ukraine multiple times since I was little but I only knew some Russian (since many people here in Ukraine are still used to speaking Russian because of the Soviet era educational system), nevertheless since I finished school I have much more time to dedicate learning the language of the country that is in my heart.

Слава Україні!

Vasilisa Anastasopoulou
Athens, Greece

I absolutely love Ukrainianlessons.com. I studied French at school, can read Spanish, used to know a bit of German, Swedish and Portuguese, but am a real world failure in all of them.

As part of my learning I go to a lot of different sites but the enthusiasm of the ladies here cannot be duplicated. I have not yet “met” Anna as she is on leave but must give a shout to her partner/administrator/assistant/whatever Milana, who is the most dedicated and patient language teacher I have ever encountered. If the teachers are not in love with the language, what will motivate their students?

The PDFs and Anki cards that come with the podcasts are extremely helpful. I think having the podcasts available in video format would be fantastic because it’s hard to visualize words when you just have the audio and are working out or otherwise without access to the PDFs.

Anyone learning this wonderful language should definitely visit Ukrainianlessons.com.

Doralee Strachey
New Jersey, USA

I am very sorry for all mistakes, I only speak a little English. I am a volunteer at a railway station in Poland.

I would like to thank you for podcast and in particullar for „Ukrainian Phrasebook for Helping Refugees”.

I use your lessons (and Duolingo) when I drive home and in my spare time.

It helps me a lot in everyday communication while I help at the railway station.

I make a lot of mistakes, but I can to convey the most important information – when and where the train arrive, where to get something to eat, cleaning products, etc.

I’m not a premium membership but I fully recommended this course! And дуже дякую, слава Україні!

Anna
Poland

Дякую, що пропагуєте нашу мову. Впевнена, що іноземцям буде дуже легко вивчити українську мову за допомогою Вашого сайту.

Тетяна
Україна

Thank you for maintaining the Ukrainian Lessons site and learning materials. I gain a lot of value from the podcasts and your website. It is very well produced and is a creative learning experience. It is light years away from the grammar text books with which I started my Ukrainian language learning journey!

Чудóво!
Дуже добре!
Дуже Дякую
Я люблю уроки та музику.

Ліст
Фомоса

I would like to thank you for your way and method of teaching, which makes me love ukrainsku movu.
Dusje dyakyu!

hakan acar
Türkiye

 

 

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