Free of charge online classes

 School of European Languages with the assistance of Translation Training and Resource Center «LinguoStar»invites pupils of 8-11 forms and all interested people to improve the level of the English and German languages for communication and studying!!!

Digitization of language learning

Lecturers of the Department of Germanic Philology Svetlana Yermolenko and Anna Zinchenko took part in the “Digital congress 20.20” held by the Goethe Institut.The event was dedicated to burning issues of distance language teaching as well as newest digital technologies in German language learning. Problems of foreign languages adjusting to our pandemic reality was in the limelight the whole event.

International online conference on-stream

Senior Lecturer of #department_GPh_SumDU Iryna Ushchapovska took part in the international scientific-practical conference "Education and science: remembering the past, create the future", which was held at National Pedagogical Dragomanov University  with the participation of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Central University Martha Abreu in Las Villas (Cuba), University of Presov in Presovo (Slovakia), Uniwersytet

Science without boundaries, or Collaboration of SumDU linguists with scientists of Kyiv higher educational institutions and employers

Linguists of the Department of Germanic Philology, namely the Head of the Department, Professor Iryna Kobyakova and Professor Svitlana Shvachko established contacts with employers and colleagues from other higher educational institutions of Ukraine and abroad, having joined the international online conference "Science without boundaries", which took place in Budapest, Hungary.


  Staff of the Department of Germanic Philology sends best regards to Senior Lecturer Iryna Ushchapovska and congratulates her on a successful defense of the thesis and acquiring the scientific degree of Ph. D. in Philology (specialty 10.02.04. – Germanic languages).

Travelling to enigmatic China!

  #SumDU_translators had an opportunity to find out about studying and living in China from the first-hand. This time `Travel Office` visited a graduate of the Department of Germanic Philology Galyna Tymoshchuk. Thus, students of the first-fourth years of studying accompanied by their lecturers Olena Medvid, Alla Krasulia and Olena Nazarenko quickly filled the room, as they wanted to hear about ample perspectives for them from SumDU.

Studying and working in Germany

  On September 18th within the framework of the students’ club of linguistic and cultural studies “Travel Office” under the guidance of the lecturer of the Department of Germanic Philology Olena Nazarenko the fifth year student of specialty “Philology” Alina Ponomarenko met with freshemen.

Travel office

 Dear friends! Students’ club of linguistic and cultural studies “Travel office” at Translation Training and Resource Center «LinguoStar» of the Department of Germanic Philology makes you a new appointment on September, 18th at the lecture room ET-216 at 1 p.m.!Let’s travel to Germany! Honourable guest is Alina Ponomarenko, 5th year student of Specialty Philology.

Future translators to future students

Six months ago, the possibility of distance learning frightened students. "How will lectures and practical classes be conducted?", "How will we write module works?", "How will we pass exams?", and "How to defend a thesis in such conditions?" - they wondered. As it turned out, there was no reason to worry.#SumDU_translators along with lecturers completed the previous academic year and started a new one. So we asked them what they think about this year. And that's what they say about it.

Professional self-improvement and cooperation with international employers

Olha Shumenko, Associate Professor at the Department of Germanic Philology together with her British colleagues under the auspices of the UK Government has been actively involved in the Her Majesty Government Project for almost six months now, which has many years of multi-agency experience and represents all aspects of training. This project offers a variety of customised training sessions for those who work directly with children, young people and students, as well as a wide range of organisations: Sky News, Anglia TV, BBC Radio, BBC TV and Daily Mirror.

Assistant Professor, Candidate of Philological Science (PhD), speciality 10.02.04 – Germanic Languages

Department of Theory and Practice of Translation

Contact Details

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Education and Career

Sep. 2003 – Jul. 2008 Bachelor and Specialist Programmes in Philology and Translation Studies; qualification –Translator, Teacher of English and German.

Aug. 2008 – Aug. 2013 Department of Germanic Philology, Department of Theory and Practice of Translation, Sumy State University; positions – full-time and part-time lecturer.

Nov. 2008 – Oct. 2011 Postgraduate (PhD) Programme in Germanic Languages (10.02.04), Sumy State University. Thesis title: Linguistic and Cognitive Aspects of the Indefinite Quantity Actualization in the English-Language Discourse (date of defence 05.06.2012, place of defence: Kherson State University, Ukraine).

Sep. 2012 – May 2013 – State Boarding Lyceum with Intensified Physical-Military Study "Cadet Corps" named after I.H. Kharytonenko; position – part time teacher of English.

Aug. 2013 – Otto-Friedrich Universität, Bamberg (Germany), BAYHOST scholarship holder for participation in the 35th International Summer University (summer session “The Journey: from literary motif to narrative structures and epistemological perspectives”)

Aug 2013 – Present – Department of Theory and Practice of Translation (assistant professor); Department of Germanic Philology (part-time lecturer), Sumy State University.

Teaching areas

Introduction to Translation Studies

English Language Practice

Second Foreign Language Practice (German)

TranslationPractice (English/Ukrainian).

Literary Translation Criticism and Editing

Translation for Specific Purposes – International Economic Terminology (English/Ukrainian or German/Ukrainian).

Research interests

Comparative Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Translation Studies.

Key publications

Educational and academic textbooks:

1. Методичні вказівки до практичних занять з дисциплін "Практичний курс англійської мови", "Історія англійської мови". "Мовна категорія кількості" : для студ. спец. 6.030507 "Переклад" денної форми навчання. — Суми : СумДУ, 2009. — 51 с.

2. Числівник англійської мови: навч. посіб./ С. О. Швачко, С. В. Баранова, І. К. Кобякова та ін. –­ Суми: СумДУ, 2010. – 171 с.

3. Methodological instructions on home reading for the practical course "Practical Course of the English Language": for the students of the speciality 6.030507 "Translation" of the full-time course of study. P.1 — Sumy : Sumy State University, 2012. — 42 с.

4. Rahmenmethodische Anweisungen für die praktische Arbeit im Fach "Praktischer Deutsch": für die Studenten der Fachrichtung 6.020303 "Ubersetzung" Direktstudium / O. I. Egorowa, J. S. Bondarenko. — Sumy : Staatliche Universitat Sumy, 2013. — 36 с.

Scientific publications:

1. Єгорова О.І. Лінгвопрагматична актуалізація кількості в текстах політичного дискурсу (на матеріалі інавгураційних промов Б. Обами) [Текст] / О.І. Єгорова, А.В. Зінченко // Філологічні трактати. — 2013. — Т.5, №2. — С. 32—37.

2. Егорова О.И. Количество в переводе (на материале анализа конкретных переводческих решений) / О.И. Егорова, А.В. Зинченко // Материалы международной научно-практической конференции «Академическая наука – проблемы и достижения» 30–31 января 2013г. – North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace. – C. 231–234.

3. Егорова О.И. Специфика перевода квантитативных единиц (на материале слов-мезуративов) / О.И. Егорова // Актуальные вопросы переводоведения и практики перевода. Сборник научных статей. Выпуск 3. – Н. Новгород: Бюро переводов "Альба", 2013. – C. 97–106.

4. Єгорова О. І. Лінгвокогнітивні аспекти актуалізації невизначеної кількості в англомовному дискурсі [Текст] : автореф. дис. ... канд. філол. наук : 10.02.04 / Єгорова Олеся Іванівна ; Херсон. держ. ун-т. — Херсон, 2012. — 20 с.

5. Егорова О.И. Специфика когнитивной обусловленности метафорических номинаций неопределенного количества [Текст] / О.И. Егорова, А.В. Кальченко // Филологические науки в России и за рубежом: материалы междунар. заоч. науч. конф. (г. Санкт-Петербург, февраль, 2012 г.). / Под общ. ред. Г. Д. Ахметовой. — СПб.: Реноме, 2012. — С. 120—123.

6. Єгорова О.І. Невизначено-кількісна актуалізація невербальної аудіальної поведінки в англомовному дискурсі [Текст] / О.І. Єгорова // Філологічні трактати. — 2011. — Т.3, №3. — С. 23—28.

7. Кобякова І.К., Єгорова О.І. Семантична ідентифікація та квантитативні параметри концепту QUANTITY в англійській мові [Текст] / І.К. Кобякова, О. І. Єгорова // Вісник ХНУ ім. В.Н. Каразіна. Серія “Романо-германська філологія.Методика викладання іноземних мов”, 2011. — №954. — С. 94—102.

Professional activity

supervising students’ academic year papers and degree works in philology and translation;

supervising student’s synopses and scientific articles contributed to specialized the national and international scientific journals;

(since 2012) supervising research works and creative worksfor All-Ukrainian and international contests.

Public activity

Member of theUnion of Gifted Youth of Ukraine.