DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES FOR HUMANITIES FACULTIES (DFLНF)

 

 

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Head of the Department – PhD in Philology, Associate Prof. Vit N.P.

TEACHING STAFF

  1. Vit N. P., PhD in Philology, Associate Profesor
  2. Aleksandrova O. V., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  3. Anufriyeva N. M., Pneed hD in Philology, Associate Professor
  4. Berezina Yu. A., PhD in Philology, Lecturer
  5. Dimova L. S., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  6. Dobrovolskaya L. V., PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor
  7. Ivanova N. G., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  8. Kazakova N. O., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  9. Karavayeva T. L., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  10. Koval N. A. PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  11. Kozak T. B., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  12. Marchuk I. P., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  13. Matovych O. O., PhD in Philology, Acting Associate Professor
  14. Mikava N. M., PhD in Philology, Acting Associate Professor
  15. Naboka O. M., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  16. Neklesova V. Yu., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  17. Oliynychenko O. V., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  18. Onyschuk I. Yu., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  19. Orlov V. V., senior lecturer
  20. Potapova I. M., lecturer
  21. Podkovyroff N., senior lecturer
  22. Prysyazhnyuk O. Y., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  23. Rudik I. V., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  24. Sarzhan Yu. A., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  25. Tchertok L. P., PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor
  26. Ter-Grigoryan M. G., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  27. Tupikova T. V., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  28. Fedotova M. A., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Foreign Languages for Humanities Faculties was established in 1985 as a result of the division of the University Department of Foreign Languages into two separate structures due to the need for a differentiated approach to teaching students of the humanities and natural sciences faculties.

The department has preserved and multiplied the achievements and traditions that were initiated by its former heads - talented scholars and educators:

Doctor of Philology, Prof. Nushikyan E. O. (1985-1987);

Doctor of Pedagogy, Prof. Skalkin V. L. (1987-1993);

PhD in Philology, Prof. Golubenko L. M. (1993-1998).

The basic concept of the development of the Department, which since 1998 has been headed by PhD in Philology, Associate Prof. Vit N.P., is training highly qualified specialists with a profound knowledge of a foreign language that meets the requirements of the time.

One of contemporary challenges of the Department is implementation of the Bologna initiatives and the European education system.

Lecturers of the department work at all the humanities faculties and departments: 

  • at the Faculty of International Relations, Political science and Sociology;
  • at the Faculty of History and Philosophy; 
  • at the Faculty of Economy and Law (Departments of Jurisprudence; Accounting and Taxation; Economy; Economic Theories; Economic Cybernetics; Finance; Banking and Insurance; Management of Foreign Economic Activity; Management of Organization and Administration; Hotel and Restaurant Business Management); 
  • at the Faculty of Journalism, Advertising and Publishing; 
  • at the Philological Faculty (Departments of Ukrainian, Russian, Bulgarian Language and Literature, Department of Applied Linguistics); since 1993, in cooperation with the Faculty of Philology, students have been trained in two specialities: "philologist, teacher of Ukrainian / Russian language and literature, English / German language". 
  • in groups for post-graduate students.

French is also taught at all Natural Sciences faculties.

At present, the Department is one of the largest structural subdivisions of the University. The average lecturers’ age is 45.7 years.

The work of the Department is carried out by three sections:

- the Section of the English Language (20 lecturers, Head of the section - PhD in Philology, Associate Prof. Anufriyeva N. M.)

 

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- the Section of the French Language (4 lecturers, Head of the section - PhD in Philology, Associate Prof. Ivanova N. G.)

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- the Section of the German Language (3 lecturers, Head of the section - PhD in Philology, Associate Prof. Tupikova T. V)

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Teaching foreign languages at the DFLHF is carried out according to the modular rating system, which significantly improves the organization of the educational process and positively affects the overall students’ progress.

The Department cooperates with profiling departments, which makes it possible to develop syllabi, taking into account the content of the profiling disciplines. The teaching staff of the Department, together with the specialists of the humanities faculties, hold thematic discussions and Round Tables, actively engage gifted students in presentations on their research at the University annual scientific students’ conferences.

RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGICAL WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT

The subject of the research and methodological work of the teachers of the department is mainly related to the specialization of the Department and covers a wide range of problems in the field of methodology of foreign language teaching.

The research topic of the department is "Methodological principles of the development and implementation of teaching foreign languages for professional purposes" (Research advisor: PhD, associate professor Dobrovolskaya L.V.) The lecturers of the Department also engage in studying issues in the field of text linguistics, comparative linguistics, theoretical phonetics, pedagogy.

In the period of 2004-2018 22 lecturers of the Department obtained their PhD degree. Now there are 25 PhDs working at the Department, 22 of which have the title of associate professors.

Over the past five years, there have been published 4 monographs, 89 research articles, 36 theses, 14 educational and teaching aids.

Annually the lecturers of the department take part in scientific conferences and seminars. Since 1998 the Department has been organizing and holding International Scientific Conferences in Teaching Foreign Languages, in memory of Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor Skalkin V. L. A collection of reports is published.

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COOPERATION WITH THE BRITISH COUNCIL IN UKRAINE

Since 2015, I. I. Mechnikov Odessa National University has been a participant of the "English for Universities" Project (a joint project of the British Council in Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine). The project was initiated by the British Council in Ukraine in December 2013 after the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine defined the increase of the level of proficiency in English as a priority area for its activities.

The main goal of the project is to achieve transformational changes in the level of language proficiency in Ukrainian universities, both among teachers and students, which will enable them to take an active part in international events and programs.

In the long term, the project aims to promote sustainable capacity building in the teaching of the English language and the introduction of university standards that foresee the preparation of students to B2 / C1 level in accordance with the scale of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in higher education institutions in Ukraine.

Target group:

  • students;
  • teachers of English;
  • teachers of special disciplines in English.

INNOVATIONS

In connection with the growing internationalization of higher education, strengthening of integration processes and the growing role of the English language as lingua franca, the most important for the university and the department in particular, are the following directions of work:

1) to train the staff able to teach special subjects, publish scientific works, communicate with foreign colleagues, take part in international conferences and projects in English;

2) to change the approach to teaching English to student-centered, that is, to switch from traditional technology of learning - delivering knowledge - to a problemoriented, competence-based one, aimed at deepening the practical knowledge of students, and to focus on teaching English for specific and academic purposes.

According to this:

  • the methodology of teaching not only English but also special subjects by means of the English language has been changed; 
  • the range of disciplines, which are delivered in English for Ukrainian and foreign students has been extended; 
  • with the support of the Rector of Odessa Mechnikov National University Professor I.M. Koval and Head of the DFLHF N.P.Vit, a free 90-hour advanced training course "English for Academics" was organised and delivered by certified coaches I.Yu.Onyshchuk and O.A. Rumyantseva; 32 teachers received certificates on successful completion of the course; 
  • in accordance with the normative documents (Higher Education Act, Section 10, Higher Education Standard) and CEFR, in cooperation with the lecturers of the profiling disciplines, the DFLHF developed and piloted, with subsequent monitoring, modular professionally-oriented programs for students of all humanitarian specialties of the I level of higher education; 
  • in compliance with Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers of March 23, 2016, № 261 “On Approval of the Procedure of Preparing Applicants of Higher Education for the degree of Doctors of Philosophy and Doctors of Science in Higher Educational Institutions”, the program "English for Academic Purposes: Academic Writing" has been developed. A great deal of attention is paid to the organization of independent study of PhD students with an emphasis on the development of their autonomy. Portfolio is considered as one of the main forms of independent study organization and the best way of cumulative assessment and motivation of students.

Within the framework of the program of continuous professional development (or professional lifelong learning), 13 teachers of the DFLHF participated in trainings of the British Council in Ukraine (see the table below).

The research topic of the department has been changed and the scientific interests of the teachers were focused on the issues of modern teaching methods of a foreign language for specific and academic purposes. In cooperation with the lecturers of profiling disciplines, the Department continues to prepare students for participation in Annual University Students Scientific Conferences in foreign languages, considering the preparation of reports as an effective way of organising students' independent study, one of the forms of monitoring the quality of foreign language competence, a means of motivation and an important component of professional training of future specialists.

2018 has marked the 25 anniversary since the first scientific students’ conference in foreign languages was held. During this time, the students have prepared 2398 reports in English, German and French.

Since 2013, I.I.Mechnikov National University has been holding an international competition "Mots d'or" under the auspices of the Association for Promotion of Business French (APFA, Paris, France).

In 2017, the organiser of the competition N.G. Ivanova was awarded an Honorable Medal of the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF), Association for Promotion of Business French (APFA, Paris, France).

PARTICIPATION IN THE BRITISH COUNCIL IN UKRAINE TRAININGS

 

Participant

 

Course title, content

 

Course duration

 

Date

 2015 

 

Nadiya

Vit

ESP Teacher Development course as a part of British Council CiVELT course

What is ESP? Needs analysis; Specialist content in ESP; ESP language analysis; ESP course design; ESP methods and materials; The Role of the ESP teacher; Evaluation and assessment in ESP.

72 hours

28 June – 11 July, 2015

Irina Onishchuk

 

 What is EAP? Needs analysis and materials evaluation; Language Learning needs; Language learning methods; Language of EAP-skills; Language of EAP-grammar, vocabulary and functions; Teaching EAP-planning; Teaching EAP-delivery; Teaching EAP-in the classroom (approaches); teaching EAP-in the classroom (instruction and response); assessment and evaluation 

38 hours

04-11 July 2015

 

Marina Ter-Grigoryan

 

What is EAP? Needs analysis and materials evaluation; Language Learning needs; Language learning methods; Language of EAP-skills; Language of EAP-grammar, vocabulary and functions; Teaching EAP-planning; Teaching EAP-delivery; Teaching EAP-in the classroom (approaches); teaching EAP-in the classroom (instruction and response); assessment and evaluation 

38 hours

4-11 July 2015

Olga Aleksandrova

ESP Teacher Development course as a part of British Council CiVELT course

What is ESP? The Language of ESP: lexis;

The Language of ESP: understanding your learners’ field; Language Learning in  ESP: understanding needs;

Course and Syllabus design;

Course and Syllabus design in ESP: needs analysis;

Course and Syllabus design in ESP: designing a syllabus; Course and Syllabus design in ESP: materials evaluation and selection;

Materials in  ESP: developing authentic tasks;

Materials in  ESP: exploiting vocational contexts as resources; Materials in  ESP: adapting the given course-book;

Lesson Planning in ESP: identifying and selecting lesson aims;

In the Classroom: working with context;

Testing and Evaluation in ESP: understanding concepts

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   38 hours

4-11 July 2015

 

Dobrovolska Liudmyla

ESP Teacher Development course as a part of British Council CiVELT course

What is ESP?; ESP Language analysis; Language learning in ESP

Course and syllabus design in ESP

materials in ESP; Teaching ESP-lesson planning; Teaching ESP- in the classroom; Testing and evaluation in ESP.

35 hours

24-31 August 2015

 

Iryna

Rudik

 

ESP Teacher Development course as a part of British Council CiVELT course

Aim, Objectives and Outcomes; Structuring and Individual University ESP Course; The Map of Module Design; Assessment Principles, Types and Instruments.

35 hours 

25-30 November 2015

Nana

 Mikava

 

What is EAP?

 Needs analysis and materials evaluation; Language Learning needs; Language learning methods; Language of EAP-skills; Language of EAP-grammar, vocabulary and functions; Teaching EAP-planning and delivery; Teaching EAP-in the classroom (approaches); Teaching EAP-in the classroom (instruction and response); Assessment and evaluation 

38 hours

24-29 November 2015

 

Iryna Marchuk

 

What is EAP

Needs analysis and materials evaluation

 Language Learning needs

Language learning methods

Language of EAP - skills

Language of EAP - grammar, vocabulary and functions Teaching EAP – planning

 Teaching EAP – delivery

 Teaching EAP - in the classroom (approaches)

teaching EAP - in the classroom (instruction and response) Assessment and evaluation 

35 hours

01-06 December  2015

2016

 

Olena Olijnychenko

EAP Teacher Development course at the Teacher Development School organized within the framework of the “English for Universities” project                                

35 hours

11-15 January 2016             

 

Olena

Naboka

ESP Teacher Development course as a part of British Council CiVELT course at the Teacher Development School organized within the framework of the “English for Universities” project)

What is ESP?

ESP Language analysis

Language learning in ESP

Course and syllabus design in ESP

materials in ESP

Teaching ESP-lesson planning

Teaching ESP- in the classroom

Testing and evaluation in ESP

Continuous Professional Development

35 hours

11-15 January 2016

Nadiya

 Vit

University ESP Course

 Aim, Objectives and Outcomes; Structuring and Individual University ESP Course; The Map of Module Design; Assessment Principles, Types and Instruments.

35 hours

01 - 05 February 2016

 

Irina Onishchuk

 

 

English for Academics

 

English for Academics

36 hours

28 hours

29 February – 03 March 2016

06-08 June 2016

Olga Dzumatiy

( Matovich)

ESP Teacher Development course as a part of British Council CiVELT course

ESP Definitions & Branches

Teacher-centered/learner-centered approach

Teacher/Learner roles

Learner’s needs****

21st century learner and skills

Bloom’s taxonomy

Learning Styles

Grammar in ESP

Vocabulary in ESP

Task-based learning

35 hours

25-29 липня 2016

Irina Onishchuk

Professional Award in Teacher Development

Unit 1: Introduction to Teacher Training

Credit Value:1

Learning Hours: 10

Unit 2: Making Workshops Effective

Credit Value: 2

Learning Hours: 20

Unit 3: Workshop Design

Credit Value: 3

Learning Hours: 30

60 hours

22 November -02 December

2016

 2017 

Olena Olijnychenko

ESP Teacher Development course as a part of British Council CiVELT course

ESP Definitions & Branches

Teacher-centered/learner-centered approach

Teacher/Learner roles

Learner’s needs

21st century learner and skills

Bloom’s taxonomy

Learning Styles

Grammar in ESP

Vocabulary in ESP

Task-based learning

  35  hours

8-13 February 2017

 

Nataliia

Koval

EAP COURSE on the British Council English for universities project

 

What is EAP

Needs analysis and materials evaluation

 Language Learning needs

Language learning methods

Language of EAP - skills

Language of EAP - grammar, vocabulary and functions Teaching EAP – planning

 Teaching EAP – delivery

 Teaching EAP - in the classroom (approaches)

 teaching EAP - in the classroom (instruction and response) Assessment and evaluation 

35 hours.

08 - 13 February 2017

Yuliia Sarzhan

CiVELT 1: Essentials

 What is ESP; Understanding needs; Motivation; Positive classroom interaction; Developing authentic tasks; Exploiting vocational contexts as resource; Adapting the given coursebook; Identifying and selecting lesson aims; Identifying the components of a lesson; Lesson planning – the roles of the teacher; The basic elements of lesson planning

35 hours

08-13 February 2017

Yuliia Sarzhan

CiVELT 2: Language of ESP

Understanding your ESP learner’s field; Teaching grammar and vocabulary in ESP classroom; Approaches to teaching language skills in ESP classroom: speaking, reading, listening and writing

42 hours

13-19 July 2017

 

Nana

 Mikava

 

CiVELT 2: Language of ESP

Understanding your ESP learner’s field;

Teaching grammar and vocabulary in ESP classroom; Functional language in ESP classroom: speaking, reading, listening and writing

 

42 hours

 

 

13-19 July 2017

 

Nadiya

Vit

 

 

Observation and Feedback

 

10 hours

07 – 09 December 2017

 2018 

 

Iryna

Rudik

 

 CiVELT 2: Language of ESP (with ESP components)

What is ESP?
Needs Analyses
Material Evaluation,Books Relevance
English For/Through Definition, Functions 
ESP : Tasks for Learners
Aspect Teaching Peculiarities

 

35 hours

1-6 March 2018

 

Nana

 Mikava

 

CiVELT 3: ESP course and materials.

 ESP teacher CPD

ESP course design for specified groups of learners;

 ESP materials selection and evaluation; Categories of errors and error correction techniques; Utilisation of learner’s content; Assessment and evaluation forms and practices; Continuing professional development (CPD) range of tools and ways for an ESP teacher CPD

35 hours

1-6 March 2018

 

Yuliia Sarzhan

CiVELT 3: ESP course and materials.

 ESP teacher CPD

ESP course design for specified groups of learners; ESP materials selection and evaluation; Categories of errors and error correction techniques; Utilisation of learners’ content; assessment and evaluation forms and practices; Continuing professional development (CPD) range of tools and ways for an ESP teacher CPD

35 hours

1-6 March 2018

 

Dobrovolska Liudmyla

CiVELT 2: Language of ESP (with ESP components)

What is ESP?
Needs Analyses
Material Evaluation,

Books Relevance
English For/Through Definition, Functions 
ESP : Tasks for Learners
Aspect Teaching Peculiarities

 

36 hours

08-14July 2018

Iryna

 Rudik

 

 

CiVELT 3:

Course and syllabus design in ESP:

errors and correction:

testing and evaluation in ESP

38 hours

8-13 July 2018

 

PARTICIPATION IN SIMPOSIUMS

Nadiya Vit

16 – 18.02.2017 Nadiya Vit attended the “ESP”: Planning for Success” Symposium on the British Council English for Univesities project.

28.09.2017 Nadiya Vit attended the British Council in Ukraine event dedicated to the presentation of the publication  “The internalization of Ukrainian universities: the English language dimension”.

07 – 09.12.2017 Nadiya Vit attended the National Symposium “Impact of the English for Universities Project on the Internalization of Ukrainian Universities.

ПРОВЕДЕННЯ ТРЕНІНГІВ ДЛЯ ВИКЛАДАЧІВ ВНЗ УКРАЇНИ

Trainer

Course content

Date

 

Irina Onishchuk

 

35 hours

CiVELT: Essentials. What is ESP? Understanding Needs. Motivation. Positive Classroom Interaction. Developing Authentic Tasks. Adapting the Given Coursebook. Identifying and Selecting Lesson Aims. Identifying the Components of a Lesson. Lesson planning – the Roles of the Teacher. The Basic Elements of the Lesson Planning.

08-13 February 2017

 

Irina Onishuck

35 hours

CiVELT: Essentials. What is ESP? Understanding Needs. Motivation. Positive Classroom Interaction. Developing Authentic Tasks. Adapting the Given Coursebook. Identifying and Selecting Lesson Aims. Identifying the Components of a Lesson. Lesson planning – the Roles of the Teacher. The Basic Elements of the Lesson Planning.

14-19 July 2017

PHOTOGALLERY OF THE DEPARTMENT

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Department Secretary T. N. Borysovska

THE SECTION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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Introducing ourselves to the freshmen of the International Relations Department

ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC STUDENTS’ CONFERENCE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

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spring 2018

PARTICIPATION IN THE “ENGLISH FOR THE UNIVERSITIES” PROJECT TRAININGS

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ESP Teacher Development Course, 28 June – 11 July 2015

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ESP Teacher Development course, July 2015

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ESP Course Module Design, July 2016

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ESP Teacher Development course, July 2016

CERTIFICATES

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ESP Teacher Development course, July 2016

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Professional Award in Teacher Development, December 2016

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The National Symposium "Impact of the English for Universities Project on the Internationalisation of Ukrainian Universities", December 2017

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Teacher Development Summer School, July 2018

DISSEMINATIONS

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PhD, Associate Professor O. V. Alexandrova, “The Role of Metacognitive Methods in Language Learning to Enhance Students’ Autonomy”, December 2017

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PhD, Acting Associate Prof. N. M. Mikava “ESP Materials Selection and Evaluation”, March 2018

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PhD, Associate Prof. Sarzhan Yu. A. “Assessment and Evaluation: Forms and Practices”, April 2018

EMI PROGRAMME

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EMI teachers of Odessa I.I. Mechnikov University are receiving the deserved certificates

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Rector of the ONU, Prof. I. M. Koval with the educators and participants of the EMI programme

THE SECTION OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE

ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC STUDENTS’ CONFERENCE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

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the jury of the contest: PhD, Associate Prof. N. P.Vit;
PhD, Associate Prof. L. S. Dimova; PhD, Associate
Prof. N. G. Ivanova; lecturer V. V. Orlov, spring 2018
the contestants

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Le Mot d’Or winners Julia Chumak and Maria Lysiuk with the APFA founder Jean Marcel Lauginie, Paris 2018

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Phd, Associate Prof. N. G. Ivanova after being awarded
the Medal of IFO, Paris 2017
the medal of International Organization
of La Frankophonie

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I. I. Mechnikov award (introduced in 2015 on the initiative of Phd, Associate Profs. N. G. Ivanova, L. S. Dimova)

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Winners of the I. I. Mechnikov Award with the Rector of the University and the Teaching Staff

THE SECTION OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE

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ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC STUDENTS’ CONFERENCE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

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spring 2018

ADDRESS

French Boulevard, 24/26, room155, Odesa, 65058, Ukraine

Phone: (0482) 635-745

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Adress

Dvoryanskaya str., 2,Odessa, 65082
Reception (38-048)723-52-54
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