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Learn Ukrainian at Language Loop Chicago!

What is the best way to learn Ukrainian? A small Ukrainian class? Private Ukrainian instruction? A Ukrainian Immersion week?

“Your head is not only for putting a hat on.” – Ukrainian proverb

As the second most widely spoken language of the 12 surviving members of the Slavic languages, Ukrainian is spoken by about 40 million people all over the world, especially in significant immigrant communities in Canada, Brazil, the USA. Standard Ukrainian is the only form of Ukrainian taught in school and, except for clearly regional and dialectal differences, used in literature. Our Ukrainian faculty includes teachers from Kiev, Ukraine.

We can create specialized vocabulary curriculum (Hospitality, Health, Business, Law, Construction, Food & Beverage, etc.) to meet specific language needs. Take Ukrainian lessons at your location or in our office. And, when the famous Chicago weather allows, we conduct classes on our beautiful roof top. Language Loop gives you a unique opportunity to learn your new language in a private, professional, and relaxed environment.

The Eletsky Monastery is one of the oldest temples in Ukraine and is the biggest one in Chernihiv, a historic city in Northern Ukraine. (Sources: and

The Eletsky Monastery is one of the oldest temples in Ukraine and is the biggest one in Chernihiv, a historic city in Northern Ukraine. (Sources: and


Live Instruction.   Face-to-Face. Ukrainian lessons for all proficiency levels.  If you have background in Ukrainian, please contact us to schedule a time for a free level evaluation.


Dive & Survive in Ukrainian-an Immersion Program:  Language Loop’s most intensive private course, Dive & Survive is the ideal program for frequent travelers. This course requires from students 7 hours per day, for 5 consecutive days. Complimentary lunch is included for every day of the program.

Group Intensive Ukrainian Programs (2-5 students): These classes meet every day from Monday to Friday, 3 hours per lesson for the duration of:

2 weeks (30 hours of instruction)

3 weeks (45 hours of instruction)

4 weeks (60 hours of instruction)



Private Ukrainian Instruction:   One-on-one Spanish lessons.   Enjoy flexible schedule.   Minimum two hours per class.  Enroll in a customized program or take advantage of one of our packages designed with your language needs in mind.

Skype Lessons: If you prefer distance learning, we offer lessons via Skype.  Contact us for details.

Tutoring:  Private lessons. Flexible schedule.  Class content is focused on particular aspects of the Ukrainian language and the student’s needs.


Busy Loop Group (2-5 students): Meet once a week, two hours per lesson, for 10 weeks or accelerate your progress: meet twice a week for 5 weeks to complete 20 hours of instruction.   (Schedule updates).


Semi-Private Ukrainian Lessons: This course comprises of 2-3 students who wish to learn together, and who share the same proficiency level. This course features a flexible schedule.



Corporate Ukrainian Private and Group Programs onsite or in our language center:  Enjoy flexible schedule.   Minimum two hours per class.  Completely customized.

Ukrainian Literature Courses:  Private instruction or in a small class setting.

Translation Services: Our team of experienced translators will be happy to assist you with the translation of documents in Ukrainian.

Cross Cultural Training: Cultural understanding is a key component in today’s global business efforts. Our trainers bring all their experience and knowledge in cultural awareness to ensure success in your company’s assignments abroad. Seminars and training are offered on-site or in our training center.


Pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.

Facts About The Ukrainian Language:

  • In 1776, the first Ukrainian weekly newspaper was distributed. It was called “Gazette de Leopol.”  (Source:
  • The Ukrainian language became the official state language of Ukraine on  October 28, 1989, upon enactment of the Law of Ukraine on the status of the Ukrainian language. Ukrainian is one of the official languages in Moldova and Serbia too. (Source:
  • There are 30 million Ukrainian speakers. The language is currently only prevalent in Western and Central Ukraine. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian, and Rusyn have a high degree of mutual intelligibility. The closest vocabulary to Ukrainian is Belarusian (84% of common vocabulary), followed by Polish (70%), Serbo-Croatian (68%), Slovak (66%) and Russian (62%). (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Approximately 43 million people in the world consider Ukrainian their native language. The majority of them live in Ukraine. This makes Ukrainian one of the twenty most widespread languages of the world. Ukrainian is listed among the languages that are quickly developing nowadays. (Source:


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