Department of English Philology and Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching

Name Department of English Philology and Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching
Head of the Department Telychko Nataliya, Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor, Head of the Department
Address Mukachevo, 26 Uzhorodska st., 1st building MSU, room 212
Phone number +3803131-21109
e-mail k_af@mail.msu.edu.ua

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of English Philology and Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching was created in 2009. Department is a part of Humanities Faculty and graduating department for the training of «Bachelor» and «Master» degree students in specialty «Secondary education (English Language and Foreign Literature)».

Students are trained by highly skilled teachers that have scientific degrees and academic titles. The Department of English Philology and Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching has created favourable conditions for effective educational process. In particular, the modern equipped linguaphone laboratories, accompanied by professional audio and video support, satisfy the latest pedagogic requirements to foreign language teaching.

Cross-cultural awareness of students is formed through cooperation with specialists from USA, Great Britain etc., scientific meetings, and supervisory from teaching staff. Under the conditions of native language environment gap, communication with native English language speakers promotes integration into a real speech atmosphere, helps to overcome psychological barriers in foreign communication, gives an opportunity to form practical language skills.

Department disciplines are supported with all necessary educational and methodological literature. At the disposal of teachers and students there is a rich library of foreign fiction. The teaching to students is performed on the basis of up-to-date educational and methodical manuals and books of “Oxford University Press”. Yearly, department teachers publish and improve methodological guides by disciplines; organize scientific, practical and methodological seminars.

The Department actively works on establishing cooperation with higher educational institutions abroad. Scientific activity of students and young scientists is an integral part of scientific search held at the Department of English Philology and Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching.

In the process of study, students obtain professional skills, which may be applied at work: independence of judgments, ability to concentrate, self-development, critical mindset – these are the factors which should help to solve carrier tasks and meet the latest market criteria.  The results of persistent and systematic work of students are presented at scientific round-table conferences,  seminars, literary readings, etc. Every year, students of Mukachevo State University take an active part in cross-University and All-Ukrainian scientific student conferences, Academic Olympics and competition of student papers. The integral part of educational training is pedagogical practice.

Students of the Department of English Philology and Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching are engaged into volunteering, organize and hold charitable events to support orphanages.

The knowledge received at the Department of English Philology and Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching will allow the graduates to work in educational institutions of different types: comprehensive schools, gymnasiums, lyceums, schools with advanced foreign language study, pre-school and out-of-school institutions; humanitarian and pedagogical colleges; scientific institutions and subdivisions of socio-political and business field.

SCIENTIFIC WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT

The research work of the department is an integral part of scientific interests of the department staff. It studies topical issues of linguistics and foreign language teaching methods. The priority directions of the department scientific research include:

  • interpretation of reality by linguistic means;
  • the formation and functioning of scientific and technical terminology;
  • overcoming the linguistic interference in the process of foreign language learning;
  • differential approach to the foreign language teaching;
  • advanced study of language and specialty.

Scientific developments are presented in the annual scientific reports and methodological seminars of the department, all-Ukrainian and international conferences, publications in professional editions of Ukraine and abroad. The mentioned educational technologies allow to increase the professional level of teaching staff and promote the scientific experience exchange. In addition, the results of scientific studies are implemented into educational process to improve the efficiency of students’ foreign language learning.

 

Methodological work includes the following components:

  • improvement of teaching and methodological support of disciplines taught at the department, taking into account the latest European language education practice;
  • development of academic curriculum for the department disciplines (by credit modules), educational plans for training the specialists at different levels of study;
  • preparation of textbooks, manuals, methodological guides, recommendations, educational literature and visual facilities to support the department academic profile.

Scientific work includes the following components:

  • issuing the scientific theme “Psychological and pedagogical basis for professional competence formation of primary school foreign language teachers”;
  • organization and participation in national and international scientific-practical conferences and seminars;
  • supervisory to students during participation in all-Ukrainian and MSU scientific conferences;
  • Training the students to participate in English language Academic Olympics;
  • participation of the department teachers in regional and all-Ukrainian Olympiads in foreign languages ​​as jury members and experts;
  • writing monographs, articles, abstracts and other scientific developments.

SPECIALTY

BACHELOR

Branch of knowledge Code and name of specialty
 01 Education  014 Secondary education (English language and Foreign literature)

MASTER

Branch of knowledge Code and name of specialty
 01 Education  014 Secondary education (English language and Foreign literature)

SPECIALTY

BACHELOR

Branch of knowledge Code and name of specialty
 01 Education  014 Secondary education (English language and Foreign literature)

MASTER

Branch of knowledge Code and name of specialty
 01 Education  014 Secondary education (English language and Foreign literature)

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Full Name  Degree / rank / position
Telychko Nataliya Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor, Head of the Department
Hertsovska Nataliya Ph.D. in Philology, Associate Professor
Turis Ingrid Ph.D. in Philology, Associate Professor
Garapko Vitaliya Ph.D. in Pedagogy, Associate Professor
Sidun Mariiana Ph.D. in Pedagogy, Associate Professor
Bopko Igor Ph.D. in Pedagogy, Associate Professor
Bretsko Iryna Ph.D. in Psychology, Associate Professor
Barchi Beata Ph.D. in Psychology, Senior Lecturer
Mishak Valentyna Ph.D. in Pedagogy, Senior Lecturer
Lypchanko-Kovachyk Oksana Ph.D. in Pedagogy, Senior Lecturer
Rozman Iryna Ph.D. in Pedagogy, Associate Professor
Konchovych Kateryna Ph.D. in Pedagogy, Senior Lecturer
Diadchenko Olena Ph.D. in Pedagogy, Assistant
Gabovda Angelika Senior Lecturer
Feltsan Inna Senior Lecturer
Kravchenko Tetyana Senior Lecturer
Morgun Iryna Senior Lecturer
Martyn Nataliya Senior Lecturer
Varga Olesya Senior Lecturer
Bilak Mariianna Assistant