Department of foreign languages for humanities faculties (DFLНF)

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

TEACHING STAFF

  • Vit N. P., PhD in Philology, Associate Profesor
  • Aleksandrova O. V., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Anufriyeva N. M., Pneed hD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Berezina Yu. A., PhD in Philology, Lecturer
  • Dimova L. S., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Dobrovolskaya L. V., PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor
  • Ivanova N. G., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Kazakova N. O., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Karavayeva T. L., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Koval N. A. PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Kozak T. B., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Marchuk I. P., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Matovych O. O., PhD in Philology, Acting Associate Professor
  • Mikava N. M., PhD in Philology, Acting Associate Professor
  • Naboka O. M., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Neklesova V. Yu., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Oliynychenko O. V., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Onyschuk I. Yu., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Orlov V. V., senior lecturer
  • Potapova I. M., lecturer
  • Podkovyroff N., senior lecturer
  • Prysyazhnyuk O. Y., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Rudik I. V., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Sarzhan Yu. A., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Tchertok L. P., PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor
  • Ter-Grigoryan M. G., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Tupikova T. V., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor
  • Fedotova M. A., PhD in Philology, Associate Professor

 

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 DFLHF 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 DFLHF is implementation of the Bologna initiatives and the European education system.

The lecturers of the DFLHF 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 DFLHF is one of the largest structural subdivisions of the University. The average lecturers’ age is 45.7 years.

The work of the DFLHF 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.)

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

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

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 DFLHF cooperates with specialism departments, which makes it possible to develop syllabi, taking into account the content of the majors. 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 lecturers of the DFLHF 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 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 DFLHF 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 DFLHF 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.

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;
  • lecturers of English;
  • lecturers of specialism 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:

  • 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;
  • to change the approach to teaching English to student-centered, that is, to switch from traditional technology of learning - delivering knowledge - to a problem-oriented, 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 specialism 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 trainers 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 DFLHF has been changed and the lecturers’ scientific interests were focused on the issues of modern teaching methods of a foreign language for specific and academic purposes. In cooperation with the lecturers of specialism 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 contest "Mots d'or" under the auspices of the Association for Promotion of Business French (APFA, Paris, France).

In 2017, the organiser of the contest 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 titile and 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.

    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

    (Matovych)

    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 July 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.

    HOLDING TRAININGS FOR UKRAINIAN UNIVERSITIES LECTURERS

    Trainer

    Course content and duration

    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

THE SECTION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC STUDENTS’ CONFERENCE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

PARTICIPATION IN THE “ENGLISH FOR THE UNIVERSITIES” PROJECT

TRAININGS

CERTIFICATES

DISSEMINATIONS

EMI PROGRAMME

THE SECTION OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE

THE SECTION OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE

 

ADDRESS

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