Third-year students of the speciality "Philology" have discovered the power of Microsoft Office 365  and online applications OneNote, Sway, Publisher, Excel while studying the discipline "Basics of Computer Science and Applied Linguistics with expletive informative Module: Copywriting"
(Lecturers Larysa Hartsunova and Antonina Prokopenko ). Microsoft Teams helps to hold meetings and video conferences, which is extremely important in the distance learning environment.

New conditions of studying encourage using new forms and methods of teaching. Under the guidance of Senior Lecturer Alla Krasulia, fourth-year students of the Department of Germanic Philology at SumDU study the discipline "Innovative educational technologies in foreign languages teaching" by mastering the newest means of teaching.

Master students of specialty Philology, Marharyta Turchyna and Yuliia Lazutkina, who became participants of XVII Eastern Winter School, had a chance to visit the Homeland of Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin and Henryk Sienkiewicz – Poland, a country with a vibrant folklore and ancient history. The educational process lasted from February 28 till March 14 at the University of Warsaw. For both girls, it was the first trip abroad and it left on them a deep impression. Of course, only the best ones!

The Хth All-Ukrainian students’ scientific conference «Translation Innovations» , scheduled on March 20th-21st, 2020 by the Department of Germanic Philology of Sumy State University, was held distantly. The proceedings of the conference include the works of 96 participants, among them there are representatives of 6 higher educational institutions of such cities as Sumy, Kyiv, Lutsk, Zaporizhzhia, Batumi (Georgia), as well as the students of Sumy specialized school of I – III degrees №7 and Sumy regional gymnasium boarding school for talented and creatively gifted children.

On the occasion of holding the X All-Ukrainian students’ scientific conference "Translation Innovations", on March 20-21th, the Department of Germanic Philology and experts from the employers board in specialization "Translation" have created a professional portrait of specialists, who are translators by vocation. Our investigation was held on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the specialty "Philology" ("Translation") of SumDU.
The Department of Germanic Philology of SumDU had prepared approximately 4000 qualified degreed specialists and created the translational community of Slobozhanshchina. The transnational group in this region is represented by 3 professional groups - freelancers, the office of translators, and staff translators, for whom an online quiz about each of the market sectors was made.  

he staff of the Department of Germanic Philology,students of the specialty Philology and graduates of all years cordially congratulate #the best faculty in the galaxy on its 20th anniversary!!!
We are very proud that the creation of specialty «Translation» 25 years ago has given the impetus to the development of humanitarian pillar at SumDU. So nowadays we have an incredible result of mutual persistent, thorough, creative and interesting work!

We are to inform you that SumDU imposed quarantine from 12.03.2020 to 03.04.2020.
Quarantine terms may change depending on the epidemiological situation in Ukraine. Lecturers apply distance learning to educate students.

Methodological materials for distance learning

March 12, the annual Poetry and Literary Translation Competition Alter Ego, hosted by the Department of German Philology at SumDU, was held. Winners were chosen in four nominations: poems in Ukrainian, literary translations from English, literary translations from German, and poems in English or German. It should be noted that this year's the organizers of the competition received more than 140 works from authors, students and pupils from all over Ukraine.

The jury traditionally included the head of the jury Iryna Kobyakova – PhD in Philology, Professor, Svitlana Shvachko - Doctor of Philology, Professor, as well as other representatives of the department. Also at the ceremony the winners were announced.


Nomination “Poems in Ukrainian”:

First place – Yuliia Chimyrys, SumDU

Second place – Ruslana Yashchenko, CUSPU

Third place – Oleksandra Salnikova, CUSPU


Nomination “Literary translations from English”:

First place – Daria Kondratenko, KNU

Second place – Daria Ivanova, SumDU

Third place – Ariana Nazarenko, pupil of the club “Steps to English” at the Children's and Youth Creativity Center, Sencha, Poltava region


Nomination “Literary translations from German”:

First place – Olha Honcharova, SumDU

Second place – Alona Kovalenko, SumDU

Third place – Oleksandra Kucheruk, SumDU


Nomination “Poems in English/German”:

First place – Daria Ivanova, SumDU

Second place – Ivan Stepanenko, CUSPU

Third place – Karolina Salamashenko, CUSPU

The winners were awarded the diplomas.

It's nice to realize that this year's Alter EGO competition contributed to the discovery of new talents, enrichment of scientific and educational traditions and was a source of inspiration and left you with unforgettable impressions. The traditional Alter EGO Contest is extremely important for the education of the young generation of translators and translation experts, and brings together young translators from all over Ukraine.

Video of the awarding ceremony is available by the link:


The students Dariia Oliynyk and Veronika Orol had their pedagogical practice under the supervision of the senior lecturer Larysa Dehtiarova at the Department of Germanic Philology in the group PR-71/1.
The topic of the classes was "Theater und Kinokunst". On February 24th the trainees prepared extracurricular activities. At the end of the topic, students represented their creative skills and showed a performance in German.

The teaching staff of the Department of Germanic Philology actively presented their research works at the All-Ukrainian Scientific-Practical Conference «Synergy in Philological Researches» at the Zaporizhzhia National University and at the XIV International Scientific and Practical conference «Languages and the World: Research and Teaching» at Volodymyr Vynnychenko Central Ukrainian State Pedagogical University, Kropyvnytskyi city.

Conferences Programmes

Department of Germanic Philology

2, Rymskogo-Korsakova st., Sumy, 40007 Ukraine 
Building of the Electro-Technical Department, Room 422
Tel.: +380 (542) 33-70-35.


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