Can We Really Have You Speaking Ukrainian in Just Ten Days?
Lock in fundamental language material after just one listen! Join in simple, every day Ukrainian conversations – the kind you really have in a country. Like meeting someone, introducing yourself, ordering a drink. Hard to believe, isn't it? Till you ask yourself one simple question: How did you learn English as a child? Did you wade through text books? Did you struggle with grammar? Did you drive yourself crazy trying to get the accent right?
No. You just "picked it up." You heard adults speak, and you uttered your first word. Well, that's how the Pimsleur method works. It's the natural way to learn Ukrainian
In easy half hour "bites" on CD, our scientifically sequenced lessons will have you speaking Ukrainian the way the Ukrainians do–or you pay nothing. Guaranteed. Just give it a try.
Why it's Important to Learn Ukrainian
Since about the year 2000, the Ukrainian economy has been growing steadily. The country is a major producer of all types of transportation vehicles, including spacecrafts. Its airplanes and trucks are exported to many countries around the world. Conversely, it imports most of its energy-providing materials such as natural gas and oil. For this reason, companies that trade in energy or transportation are important partners to the Ukraine. Knowing the language can be a great help to you as an employee of any such company.
Millions of Ukrainians have emigrated to other countries throughout Europe, and even to Canada and the United States. If you are of Ukrainian descent, learning the Ukrainian language, or bolstering your knowledge of it, can help you connect with parents, grandparents, or other relatives who either left the homeland, or still live there. Language can serve as a bridge to fill the gap created by so many years of separation. It's a wonderful way to explore your heritage and origin.
Conversational Ukrainian vs. Academic Ukrainian
Much like Russian, Ukrainian also uses a Cyrillic alphabet, so if you know Russian, learning Ukrainian won't be as difficult as trying to learn it as a second language. However, the alphabet will throw you a few curve balls with unique letters not used in Russian. Knowing how to pronounce these letters can make all the difference in correct pronunciation of words, which makes Ukrainian difficult to learn from a book.
This is why listening is a superior method of language learning, and why the Pimsleur Approach stands out among language instruction methods. Consisting solely of audio courses, you'll learn how to correctly pronounce Ukrainian words and phrases, and how to mimic the native accent, without having to worry about learning to read or write a language written with an unfamiliar alphabet. In a matter of days, you'll be able to hold a conversation in Ukrainian, and be understood by native speakers.
A Logical Way to Learn Ukrainian
Only after 20 years of scientific research did Dr. Pimsleur hit upon the right method to teach language–by watching his own children. Children have the ability to pick up languages quickly and naturally. What makes Pimsleur courses so successful are the specific scientific principles that replicate the speed and ease at which children learn languages. Read more about how this unique system–which has been purchased by the FBI–works.
No matter what situation you find yourself in–making new friends at a party, in a business meeting or negotiation, or just asking the way to the railway station or a good restaurant–you will find Pimsleur has given you the right Ukrainian words and phrases, the ones that come naturally, without thinking. Read more about what you'll learn with Pimsleur.
Ukrainian is the third most-spoken Slavic language. It comes after Russian and Polish in regards to number of speakers worldwide. All three languages are very similar in many ways, so if you already know one of them, the other two are easier to learn.
Ukrainian uses a Cyrillic alphabet. It contains the same number of letters as the alphabet used for Russian, but there are a few differences in letters.
Approximately 47 million people around the world speak Ukrainian. It's the official language of the Ukraine, and is also spoken in other countries such as Russia, Poland, Romania, and Croatia.