Professor of the Department of Germanic Philology Nataliia Tatsenko presented SumDU at the solemn official meeting at the Canadian Embassy in order to discuss further opportunities for Collaboration with the faculty of philology in Canadian universities. The meeting was held on the occasion of Languages Canada Association visit, the organization that brings together public and private education establishments (language schools, colleges and universities) which offer English and French language programs as well as bachelor's, master's and postgraduate programs. The main goal of Canadian educators is to find partners among Ukrainian universities. Therefore, Sumy State University is pleased to collaborate with its Canadian counterparts.

 Professor Svitlana Shvachko and professor, the head of the department of Germanic Philology Iryna Kobyakova have participated in II World Congress in Real and Virtual Mode – East-West: the Intersection of Culture which took place on October 2-6 at Kyoto Sangyo University (Japan, Kyoto).
In their on-line via Skype speech Svitlana Oleksiivna and Iryna Karpivna presented to the whole world their scientific research “Linguocognitive aspects of humour category”.

On occasion of Translation Day, September 30th, the lecturers of the Department of Germanic Philology led by the head of the department, professor Iryna Kobyakova has told senior students on the Bachelor's degree about academic and professional prospects opened in term of different educational programs of SSU Master course.The Master educational program guarantors and the representatives of the Department of Germanic Philology have told students about the advantages of Master's level, the attraction of extend acquirement of professional abilities. 


DAAD lector Karsten Grunwaldt met with 1 and 3 year students of specialization Translation within the framework of the Students’ club of linguistic and cultural studies “Office of Travels” under the guidance of the lecturer of the Department of Germanic Philology Olena Nazarenko  and the discipline “Linguistic studies of German Speaking Countries” taught by associate professor Olesia Yehorova ,
Karsten told the students about summer internship opportunities at Germany under the DAAD program. In the presence of a certificate of knowledge B1 German level, students can choose from almost any German university and study for free for about a month.

International Translation Day is celebrated every year on 30 September. That was the day, when the students of the specialization Translation and lecturers of the Department of Germanic Philology gathered to celebrate this professional holiday.
The head of the Department of Germanic Philology, Professor Iryna Kobyakova congratulated all the present, especially freshmen, on their professional holiday, wished them a decent job and presented thematic gifts. Iryna Karpivna also shared information about one of the most important department achievements this year - opening a postgraduate study, where she invited students for further education. Now our students can steadily scale new heights, deepen their knowledge, develop their translation skills and pave the way to science.

Lecturer of the Department of Germanic Philology  Anna Zinchenko participated in the international training course “Cooperate and escape” organized by Erasmus+, that took place on September, 20 – 26 in Barcelona, Spain.
The main topic of this project was the creation of educational escape rooms that will foster the development of social competences among young people. During the course participants not only got acquainted with the topic of gameplay learning and the game theory, but also immersed themselves into the process of a designing an educational key room. The final stage of the training was the test of the self-made escape room for students of vocational school in one Catalonian city.

The 2nd year student of specialization Translation Nataliia Ivanova participated in the Championship of Ukraine in classic powerlifting among all age groups and the Championship of Ukraine among students of higher education on September 18-26.
Nataliia possessed the third place (squatting 97.5 kg, bench press 45 kg, thrust 120 kg), and also received medals in individual exercises: squatting – the third place, thrust – the second place) and became the silver medalist of ChU among the students of higher educational institutions with the sum 255 kg. The athlete was trained by Pavlo Mohylnikov, Volodymyr Bakliak, Ivan Kaptilov.
We wish Nataliia further victories and inspiration!

Kateryna Kravchuk, PR-81

Lecturer of the Department of Germanic Philology  Alla Krasulia took part in the seminar of using digital technologies by teachers in the educational process. Workshop topics included theoretical background and practical recommendations on using online resources, namely: Kahoot, Quizlet, Padlet, Mentimeter etc. The three-day event was financially suppored by #CzDA within the project #CULS and Sumy State University.


The lecturer of the Department of Germanic Philology  Nataliia Prykhodko took part in «National Seminar for Extraordinary Teachers» which was held by Innovational Learning and Teaching Center of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Nyzhnii Studenyi village in Zakarpattia region where the innovations and challenges in teaching and also creative tasks for attraction and were discussed.
Nataliia Anatoliivna also took part in online international interpreting conference organized by UTIC in «Meteorit» camp near Dnipro city. Conference participants from different countries (Israel, the Netherlands, Italy etc.) exchanged their experience and discussed the prospects of development of translation industry in the world, and in Ukraine in particular.

Larysa Dehtiarova, Senior lecturer at the Department of Germanic Philology

On September, 11th Sumy State University hosted a workshop “Ukraine – NATO: cooperation for peace”
Students of the Department of Germanic Philology, group PR-71/2 had the opportunity not only to attend a lecture by a well-known specialist in International Security Policy Hryhorii Perepelytsia, professor of Institute of International Relations at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv on the topic “Key NATO’s objectives, values and principles of work in Ukraine. Benefits of cooperation Ukraine – NATO”, to communicate with the First Secretary of the British Embassy in Ukraine, Mr. James Roed-Moore, and project experts, but also to take active part in the simulation game.