I have been studying Ukrainian with Serhii for nearly a year and a half. He is organized and efficient in how he guides the lessons, and has an in-depth understanding of grammar. The innumerable questions I have had have been answered thoroughly to the best of his ability, during and outside of the sessions. He is patient, yet challenges at the same time. His scheduling flexibility and rates would be hard to match for what you receive from him. Ukrainian is not an easy language, but I have experienced continuous progress since I began working with Serhii
Bruce Mallie (Tripoli, Iowa, USA)
I had two years of Ukrainian language classes with Serhii. He was always punctual, very patient and provided excellent teaching material. I can highly recommend him.
Fabian Kettl (Siegburg, Germany)
I had the privilege of studying Ukrainian with Serhii Chepara when my wife and I moved to Lviv in 2014. He is very knowledgeable on the topic of Ukrainian grammar and linguistics and is able to answer all sorts of questions. Good for the advanced speaker.
Paul Miles (Hallsville, Texas, USA)
Serhii is the best teacher! As for me I can say that when we began our lessons I only knew a few expressions like “Дякую” (Thank you), “Будь ласка” (Please; You are welcome) і “Як мені дійти…” (What is the way to…). And in L’viv I said “Я не маю маленьких грошей” (I don’t have little money) :))) Now, I can freely communicate with friends, write and read articles in Ukrainian. The most important is that I do communicate even though I don’t always feel comfortable because of the accent and mistakes. But it’s not important. My Ukrainian friends also see that I can almost fluently speak Ukrainian and admire his work!
Katerina Kosilkova (Chelyabinsk, Russia)
Learn Ukrainian from a native speaker!
Ukrainian lessons for foreigners.
Grammar, vocabulary, reading text.
Ukrainian songs, culture, history and humor.
Lessons can be conducted in person (L’viv, Ukraine) and on skype.
Serhii Chepara +38-097-159-70-64
Why learn Ukrainian?
Ukrainian is spoken by at least 30 million Ukrainians in Ukraine, and at least 15 million more can understand the language. Ukrainian has already become an international language – in Ukraine, there are students from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America who learn Ukrainian. Besides, Ukrainian can open the door to the world of 13 slavic languages spoken in Eastern Europe. Knowing Ukrainian can help you in learning Russian, Polish or any other slavic language.
What does the study program include?
The study program includes several aspects: learning words, grammar, reading texts. Besides, the teacher makes sure that his students not only learn the language but also get familiar with Ukrainian culture and history as well as the mentality Ukrainian people.
Usually I use Bakhtiyarova, Lukashevych “Ukrainian language for foreigners” (Бахтіярова, Лукашевич. Українська мова. Практичний курс для іноземців), Ushchuk “Ukrainian language. Handbook” (І.П. Ющук. Українська мова. Підручник), Roma Franko “Ukrainian for Speakers of English – Text”, Novytska, Polishchuk. We are learning Ukrainian. Handbook. Lviv, 1995 (Л.Г. Новицька, Т.М. Поліщук, Вивчаємо українську мову. Львів, 1995), Mariana Burak “Yabluko”, Леся Назаревич, Наталя Гавдида “Українська мова для іноземців”.
Students from which countries do you teach?
I have experience in teaching people from USA, Canada, Germany, France, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Japan, Brazil, Russia, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh.
If you live in Lviv, Ukraine – it can be your place, my place or a café. You can chose any place most comfortable for you. If you don’t live in Lviv we can also have lessons on skype. The only thing you need – is a good, fast internet connection.
What do I need to have for the first lesson?
Only a notebook, a pen, a pencil and a desire to learn.
When should I pay?
First lesson is free. After it you should pay at least for 4 lessons in advance.
Who pays the bank’s (transfer) fee?
If the fee is 2% or less – it’s payed by the teacher. But if it’s more – the teacher pays 2% and the student covers the rest. This way the teacher receives not less than 98% of the package cost.
What happens if I buy a package, but decide to stop lessons before using all of them?
If a student buys a package of 12 (24, 36) lessons, but uses only some of them – he can use the rest within next 12 months. Also, he can hand them over to someone else. After 12 months the rest of the lessons will be lost.
Do I need to do my homework?
Yes, it is very important. If a student does his homework regularly he is much more successful in learning the language.
What if I want to cancel the lesson?
It is better not to cancel the lesson but rather to postpone it. But if it’s not possible you should inform the teacher at least three hours in advance, the best way – via a text message.
How long do I need to learn Ukrainian in order to speak it fluently?
If you have two or three lessons per week – 1.5-2.5 years. Of course, it also depends on your skills and eagerness to study.
Is it possible to have „double “ or group lessons?
Yes, it is possible. If two students have lessons together (on Skype or in person), the price for each is noticeably lower. For example, a 12 hours package costs 96 USD for one student, and 144 USD for two students (72 USD for each). Also, it is possible to have mini groups of three or four students (both on Skype or in person).
After the first payment, the student will get access to the following documents on Google Drive: study materials; a journal with information about the lessons and payments; and teacher’s work calendar (where the student can see his/her own lessons).
The student can either send his/her homework via email before the lesson or read it at the beginning of the lesson. Also, the student can anytime send different questions about the Ukrainian language, culture, or history – and will receive the answers within the next 12-24 hours.
What if I prefer to learn Russian? Can you teach me Russian?
Yes, I can. For Ukrainians in Ukraine Russian is like the second native language. We often watch movies and read books in Russian, besides Ukrainian and Russian have many common or similar words. 50% of Ukrainians (mostly in the East and South of the country) speak Russian.
valid from 1st of January to 31st of December 2019
Student can pay in UAH according to the current rate of National Bank of Ukraine
Packages (student pays in advance for 12, 24 or 36 hours)
12 hours package :: 96 USD
24 hours package :: 186 USD
36 hours package :: 270 USD
SPECIAL OFFER for students who live and study in Ukraine
(in local Ukrainian University, student should have ID)
Private lessons, one on one with the teacher
(student pays in advance for 4 hours)
26 USD / 4 hour
(student pays in advance for 12 hours)
78 USD / 12 hours
What if I want to learn language but it is too expensive for me?
Do not worry! :) Send me an e-mail, and I hope that we can find a good solution.
Apprenez l’Ukrainien par un natif!
Lerne Ukrainisch mit einem Muttersprachler!
Aprende Ucraniano de un nativo!
Aprenda Ucraniano de um falante nativo!
Я очень рад, что не ошибся в выборе и выбрал именно Сергея Васильевича, я получил от него именно то, что хотел по знаниям украинского языка. Преподаватель является носителем языка, родившемся и проживающим в месте происхождения этого языка, что является огромным плюсом репетитора. Сергей Васильевич просто идеальный педагог, умный, культурный, грамотный, любящий свой язык.