Department of
foreign languages

foreign languages

The motto of the academic staff of the Department of Foreign Languages is the statement of the American philosopher and educator John Dewey: 

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”

The Department provides teaching of foreign languages (English, German and French) to students who obtain Bachelor's, Master's, PhD degrees.

The main areas of activities are:

  • providing education for undergraduate and postgraduate students;

  • the formation of professionally-oriented foreign language communicative competence in the professional sphere, preparation for academic mobility;

  • language assistance in the implementation of international projects; 

  • possibility to organize optional classes/courses with students and University staff to prepare for the international exams in English (e.g. PET, FCE, etc.);

  • conducting testing to assess the English language proficiency level and issuing a corresponding certificate which is necessary for student and staff mobility.

 

 

teaching and learning
The priority tasks of the Department are to ensure a high quality of education and research, increase the competitiveness of learning outcomes of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The educational process of learning foreign languages ​​is based on the Recommendations of the Council of Europe and the professional American Association of English language teachers TESOL, according to which foreign language teaching should be based on common goals, content and methods of teaching, aimed at achieving the general educational recommended qualification levels, ensure communication and efficiency of action within the European and world space.

The Department ensures that students master the content of such academic disciplines as "Foreign language", "Foreign language (for specific purposes)", "Foreign language for scientific communication", "Second foreign language", "Second foreign language (for specific purposes)" in the English, German and French languages.

During the education process the emphasis is placed on the use of modern interactive methods of language teaching, authentic textbooks and own developments, Internet materials, video courses using latest apps and software..
science and research
Scientific and academic staff of the Department of Foreign Languages have a high level of qualification, successfully combine educational and methodical and research work.

The Department staff regularly publishes scientific papers in professional publications of Ukraine and abroad, including articles in the scientometric databases Scopus and Copernicus, etc.

Academic staff conduct trainings and seminars for colleagues from the community, at the All-Ukrainian level and with the involvement of foreign experts.
international cooperation
Teaching staff of the Department of Foreign Languages ​​have extensive experience working with various age groups, including abroad; are participants of international projects, such as the Access Microscholarship Program aimed at teaching English language and culture, VeryVerified: course on Media Literacy, English for NGOs and Civil Society, English for Media Literacy, "Access Alumni Civic Engagement Program (2019 - 2020)" and others.

During 2019-2020, the head of the Department initiated and authored the IMPULSE project for professional development of English teachers in Mariupol, where she also acted as a teacher trainer.

The Department cooperates with the Ukrainian Leadership Academy (the course "English for Leaders").

The List of the main projects during the last 3 years:

1. Erasmus + KA2 project "Implementation of Education Quality Assurance System via Cooperation of University- Business-Government in HEIs" 586109-EPP-1-2017-1-RO-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP (2017-2020) - http: // spelletjesplein.edu.ua/

2. EUAID project “Education Open Space for Students and Community” (2020-2023) - https://eduspace.dsum.edu.ua/

3. Project “IMPULSE: Innovative Modern Practices Upgrading Language Specialist Education” (2019-2020) with the support of Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine

4. Regional English Language Office of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine - Project “English ACCESS Microscholarship Program” (2016-2021)

5. British Council project “Ukraine Higher Education Leadership Development Program: Ecologization of DSUM Development Strategy” (2018-2019) - http://www.britishcouncil.org.ua/programmes/education/leadership-development

6. IREX in collaboration with EdEra with the support of the U.S. Embassy and the British Embassy in Ukraine, project "Very Verified: A Course on Media Literacy" (since 2019) - https://verified.ed-era.com/

7. Tempus project "Center for Third Age Education" 544517-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-IT-TEMPUS-JPHES (2013-2017) - http://3au.dsum.edu.ua/

The teaching staff of the Department is constantly improving their professional level in leading higher education institutions of Ukraine, the European Union and the United States, take an active part in international projects and participate in projects of the British Council and the U.S. Government, are speakers at national and international conferences (e.g. Atlanta, USA; Glasgow, Scotland; Krakow, Poland and others).
Lecturers of the department
Olena Tanchyk
Olena Tanchyk Head of the Department of Foreign Languages, Associate Professor of the Department of Management of Foreign Economic Activity, PhD in Economics
Vira Khorovets
Vira Khorovets Senior Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages, PhD in Philological Science
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Liudmyla Berezhna
Liudmyla Berezhna Senior Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages
Kateryna Datchuk
Kateryna Datchuk Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages
Anastasiia Halitsyna
Anastasiia Halitsyna Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages
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Olena Bunina
Olena Bunina Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages
Area of interest
Eteri Khachatrian
Eteri Khachatrian Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages
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Educational disciplines of the department
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