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Learn Ukrainian through conversations

The nation of Ukraine is forever evolving a sense of identity separate from that of its Soviet past. Your knowledge of this language and culture will make it easy for you to take in astounding facts about Kyiv, the city’s breathtaking capital filled with historic churches and trees, or even the cozy and peaceful town of Lviv, just outside the beautiful western hills.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Ukrainian language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Ukrainian culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Ukrainian culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

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Course Overview

Learn Ukrainian language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Ukrainian

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1People
  • 2Travel
  • 3Activities
  • 4Places
  • Chapter 1 - Who Are You?
  • Chapter 2 - We are Family
  • Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You
  • Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home
  • Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?
  • Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”
  • Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money
  • Chapter 3 - In My Closet
  • Chapter 4 - Shop til you Drop
  • Chapter 5 - X Marks the Spot
  • Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports
  • Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer
  • Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?
  • Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party
  • Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place
  • Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well
  • Chapter 2 - Let's Eat
  • Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That
  • Chapter 4 - Help!
  • Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Who Are You?

Conversational Goals

  • Greet others and bid them farewell
  • Identify subject pronouns
  • Introduce yourself formally
  • Meet new people

Grammar Goals

  • Change male adjectives to female
  • Distinguish between some nouns and adjectives in the nominative and genetive cases

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - We are Family

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions regarding familial relationships.
  • Describe someone in relation to family members
  • Introduce someone else

Grammar Goals

  • Understand the idea of the nominative case
  • Use pronoun тут to indicate the place
  • Use pronoun Це to indicate somebody or something

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You

Conversational Goals

  • Articulate feelings
  • Describe physical characteristics
  • Express interest
  • Inquire about a stranger

Grammar Goals

  • Formulate "yes/no" questions
  • Understand the idea of the accusative case of nouns
  • Use є as equivalent of "is"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home

Conversational Goals

  • Explain that you are a non-native speaker
  • Explain where you are from
  • Identify languages and countries
  • Inquire about someone’s ability to speak a language

Grammar Goals

  • Use preposition з "from" and its two forms із and зі
  • Use preposition у and its form в
  • Use verbs вивчати , розуміти and жити in the first person singular, present tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the merits of a school
  • Inquire about programs

Grammar Goals

  • Understand the idea of the locative case of nouns
  • Use past tense forms of verbs навчатися and вивчати

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for clarification
  • Provide and obtain new information
  • Request new vocabulary

Grammar Goals

  • Say what you would like
  • Use the word кілька "some"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money

Conversational Goals

  • Ask the price for something
  • Buy a ticket for travel
  • Count
  • Negotiate

Grammar Goals

  • Use countable nouns after numerals
  • Use modal verb могти "can"
  • Use numerals один / одна and два / дві

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - In My Closet

Conversational Goals

  • Express future plans
  • Identify various articles of clothing
  • Question statements made by others

Grammar Goals

  • Distinguish between nouns in masculine, feminine, and neuter
  • Express negation
  • Use nouns (articles of clothing) in the genitive case
  • Use prepositions of time

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Shop til you Drop

Conversational Goals

  • Acquire necessities
  • Find places to shop
  • Gather information from a native speaker
  • Inquire about shops in the local area

Grammar Goals

  • Use adverbs of place: поблизу , там , звідси
  • Use personal pronoun вона and its form її
  • Use verb мати as modal

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - X Marks the Spot

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and receive directions
  • Describe the location of one object in relation to another

Grammar Goals

  • Use preposition довкола "around something"
  • Use preposition перед "in front of something"
  • Use preposition позаду "behind something"
  • Use preposition поряд з "next to something"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss sports and exercises.
  • Express time relationships.
  • Invite someone to join along.

Grammar Goals

  • Use adverbs of time
  • Use modal verb хочеш
  • Use verbs in past tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer

Conversational Goals

  • Ask about vacations and seasonal opportunities
  • Discuss the four seasons
  • Discuss the months of the year

Grammar Goals

  • Build adverbs of season from names of season
  • Build phrases with infinitive: Мені подобається ... and Я люблю...

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?

Conversational Goals

  • Converse about the days of the week
  • Make plans for the weekend
  • Talk about age and birthdays
  • Use the terms weekday and weekend

Grammar Goals

  • Use adverb "never" ніколи
  • Use verb збиратися "to be going to"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make future plans
  • Tell time.

Grammar Goals

  • Use construction що... то... "the ... the ..."
  • Use imperative form of verbs for "Let's ..."

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a departure
  • Strengthen relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Use verbs in future tense
  • Use verbs in present tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for medication
  • Describe symptoms
  • Speak to a pharmacist

Grammar Goals

  • Use indefinite pronoun якісь "some"
  • Use interrogative pronoun які "what"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Let's Eat

Conversational Goals

  • Identify items on the dinner table
  • Offer assistance
  • Order a meal
  • Understand the customs of local dining

Grammar Goals

  • Use adverb трохи "some"
  • Use nouns in genitive and accusative cases
  • Use possessive pronouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That

Conversational Goals

  • Ask whether a dish contains certain ingredients
  • Explain that you require a special diet
  • Give compliments
  • Reference senses

Grammar Goals

  • Use indefinite pronoun якесь
  • Use indicative pronoun ця

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Help!

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions
  • Declare that a problem exists
  • State that you do not know something

Grammar Goals

  • Use interrogative words коли , де , котрий , чому
  • Use possessive pronoun свій and its form свою

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer questions
  • Request emergency aid

Grammar Goals

  • Use interrogative word що
  • Use verb потребувати + noun in genitive case

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