Ukrainian As a Foreign Language is a free online course for beginners. It offers eleven lessons containing basic vocabulary and grammar. You do not need to know any Ukrainian to take this course successfully. It is fairly short to spare the need for planning a language course far ahead of your trip to Ukraine but nonetheless it provides a comprehensive overview of Ukrainian language basics. We have in particular elaborated on essential language elements that are alien to the English language structure and therefore harder for beginners to understand. Whenever appropriate, similarities in other languages (German, French, Russian, etc.) are pointed out.
Developing the course, we have used three advantages the Web can offer to language students:
We tried to make the course concise and to show how the Ukrainian language works through examples and exercises. We won't promise that you'll speak Ukrainian upon completing this course, but you should be able to handle a number of everyday situations. Reviewing some grammar topics in a greater detail, we hope to help you acquire a solid foundation for developing your Ukrainian language skills. For best results, please take a look at our Self-Study Tips.