I'm from Kiev, Ukraine. I learn German, English and try to begin with Italian. LingQ is the best way for learning languages as for me: you can talk, read, listen and write here. If you want to communicate German, English, Russian or maybe Ukrainian :) , just tell me.
Ukrainian is like Russian, but much beautiful. Some people say, it is the second harmonious language in the word after Italian. What about my English - I have the same situation such as you with your Italian, as you wrote in your Bio. But worse - I learn it about 10 years. Shame on me :(
I looked up a video of a girl speaking Ukrainian and I definitely like it! I'd say it's more musical than Russian but not *as* musical as Italian ; ) And don't feel ashamed. You seem to be doing well with English so keep it up, and keep talking to native speakers like me to get a feel for how to use the language.
How is Kiev? It looks like a beautiful city. I am from New York.
Unfortunally my English isn't so good, how it must be. What about talking to native speakers - it's a very good idea.
Kiev is a very beautiful old city with very interesting ancient history. In half a month we'll receive guests of Euro-2012 (not only Kiev, but also 3 Ukrainian cities). It must be very interesting.
NY is a very big city. Mostly I know something about it from the series "Gossip Girl" :)
You're doing very well in English. Eventually, it will be very important for you to talk to native speakers. Now that I've seen pictures of Kiev I would like to visit, especially after you told me is has a lot of history.
Yes, New York is very big, and it should be the first place you visit if you come to the States!