Preparing to move, I studied Russian. Several people told me "everyone in Ukraine speaks Russian." In hindsight, I realize: Those people all moved from Ukraine more than a decade ago. Today, nationalism is growing here in the breadbasket of Europe. Several people have corrected my Russian by giving me the Ukrainian.
So, I boxed my Russian books and CDs and cracked open Beginner's Ukrainian.
|Available at Amazon for about $20.|
Free Ukrainian Lessons
Of course, you should really purchase the book also. It lists for $35, about .0001 percent of the cost of a college course to learn the same (or less, more likely!). And, I'm sure you will be able to purchase a copy for less on Amazon. (They always seem to have some kind of discount, and free shipping, too.)
So far, I am really enjoying the book. Too often, books are a crippling snare. They leave you to guess proper pronunciation. You arrive on site, and people understanding you are attempting their language. But, they have no idea what you mean. Audio is vital.