Communication skills developed while learning Ukrainian can improve your interpersonal skills in your native langauge as well. Understanding Ukrainian enhances your opportunities in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, marketing, etc. Aquiring a second language can improve your skills and grades in math and English. Learning about another culture enables you to gain a more profound understanding of your own culture.
How Long Does it Take to Learn Ukrainian?
Ukrainian is rated as a category 3 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered moderately difficult for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 44 weeks (or 1100 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.
Ukrainian Alphabet & Pronunciation
The Ukranian alphabet comprises thirty-three letters. Twenty letters represent consonants (б, г, ґ, д, ж, з, к, л, м, н, п, р, с, т, ф, х, ц, ч, ш, щ), ten vowels (а, е, є, и, і, ї, о, у, ю, я), and two semivowels (й/yot, and в). The soft sign ь has no meaning when written by itself, but when written after a consonant, it indicates that the consonant is soft.