An American Student Speaks Ukrainian Fluently – Amazing!
Ali Kinsella is a student of
. She stayed in Columbia
University, NY Ukraine
for three years as a Peace Corp volunteer and she learnt Ukrainian over there
just perfectly! When I started to watch this video, where Ali is speaking
Ukrainian, first my impression was that girl is of Ukrainian heritage. Olena
Tregub, the interviewer in the video, asked Ali the same question. Turned out,
Ali is not of Ukrainian background – her ancestors are Irish and German. Wow,
what an amazing ability for learning a language from totally different group –
a Slavic one!
“Would you recommend North American students to go to
Is it safe? Is it fun?” - The interviewer asked Ali.
“There is no question:
is safe. I had fun. Although it a bit difficult to stay in Ukraine
without any knowledge of the language. I would recommend going with someone who
speaks English. Or to be in touch with Ukrainians who speak English and there
are many of those”, Ali has answered.
Here is the video. Enjoy!