Learning Ukrainian improves the knowledge of your own language. Your marketable skills in the global economy are improved when you master Ukrainian. Skills like problem solving, dealing with abstract concepts, are increased when you study Ukrainian. Learning another language is part of a liberal education.
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.