How to achieve better results learning Ukrainian through Skype
Learning Ukrainian is hard work – why must we sit and learn grammar and words using boring learning methods? The answer is quite simple – we don't. The human brain remembers only what it finds interesting. That is why classes need to motivate and interest the student. But how?
Every person has different wants and needs. One wants Ukrainian for travelling, another needs Ukrainian for business trips and negotiations, and it is impractical to teach both of them the same things. A teacher is needed to decipher each student’s needs and coordinate and train a their skills in language. The most important part of the equation is that every student should try to achieve something outside of the language classes. That is why we give you home tasks and reading materials.
Try to watch your favorite movies in Ukrainian. There are plenty of download links on the internet. While watching, you will surely attach Ukrainian phrases with ones in your native language that you’ve heard before. Listen to Ukrainian radio online. Watch Ukrainian News reports. Talk with a native speaker. These activities are crucial to improving your listening skills, especially when native speakers talk so quickly!
There is a simple technique to improve your speaking skills - sing songs. It's simple and pleasant, and it works! And there are always dozens of phonetic exercises for you on the internet.
Switch your cell phone to the Ukrainian language. Get yourself a Ukrainian language version of Windows. Hang a Ukrainian calendar on your wall. Write words and phrases on sheets of paper and put them everywhere you can see them. This trick really works. And finally, read Ukrainian books, newspapers, magazines, blogs...anything you can find and anything that may be interesting for you. Surround yourself with Ukrainian!
Try writing a diary in Ukrainian. You can write about your lessons, plans, big events and many other things – just write. By following these tips on your own in conjunction with our Skype classes, our lessons will be even more effective and you will learn the language faster!