As a part of implementation of the European Union project Erasmus + direct Development of Higher Education Capacity / Jean Monet «European Indicators of Quality Educational Research for Empowering Ukrainian Educators», the methodical seminar on «Modern standards for presenting scientific achievements to international science-computer databases» was held on April 11, 2019. The event took place at the Department of Germanic Philology at the Faculty of Foreign Philology and Social Communications of Sumy State University.

Recently, the students of the academic group PR-71/1 have visited the Sumy Regional Museum of Local Lore as a part of their study activities within the topic “Ukraine and Ukrainians”. The museum guides provided the students with a historical-ethnographic tour focusing on the history of Sumy region from ancient to modern times.

Doctor of  Philology, Professor of the Department of Germanic Philology,  Svitlana Shvachko  and Candidate of  Philological Sciences, Professor of  the  Department of Germanic  Philology,  Iryna Kobyakova presented the results of their scientific research at the II International Scientific and Practical Conference "Philosophy of Language and New Trends in Translation Studies and Linguistics" which took place in the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University in Kyiv.

On the April 3rd  by the initiative of the Department of Internationalization of Educational Activities (IEA) and with promotion of  Students’ club of linguistic and cultural studies “Travel Office”  was organized an event for the faculties of IFSK and ELIT which was entitled "International mobility: how does it work?". The Interest was expressed both by students of these faculties and by lecturers of the Department of Germanic Philology: Olena Nazarenko, Svitlana Yermolenko, Antonina Chepeliuk, Anna Zinchenko, Iryna Ushchapovska and others.

On March 15th the awarding ceremony of the winners of the annual poetry and literary translation competition Alter Ego was held.  The competition was organized by the SSU Department of Germanic Philology for the seventh time (responsible was the assistant professor, candidate of Philological Sciences Olena Yemelianova), and student conference on the results of teaching practice (responsible was senior lecturer of Department of Germanic Philology Antonina Chepeliuk).

On March 21-22, the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv hosted the II stage of the contest for the best scientific students’ works in natural, technical and humanitarian sciences in “Translation” specialty. 4th-year students of specialty translation, Marharyta Polupan and Yulia Lazutkina were invited to represent their research papers in front of the members of the commission. It should be said that the scientific papers had been highly appreciated by the commission members during the first stage of the contest and both students were awarded diplomas “For Scientific Discussion Skills” (Marharyta Polupan) and “For Oratory” (Yulia Lazutkina).

The IX All-Ukrainian student scientific-practical conference "Translational innovations" was held on the basis of the department of Germanic philology

The proceedings of the conference include the works of the representatives of 4 higher educational institutions, namely: Sumy State University (Sumy); Shota Rustaveli State University (Batumi, Georgia), Kyiv National Linguistic University (Kyiv) and Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Astana, Kazakhstan). As usual pupils of Sumy schools also participated in the conference.

Starting from March 6, 2019 Professor Joseph Kush, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, who works at the Department of Germanic Philology, Sumy State University under the Fulbright Scholar Program, invites everyone to attend the Course in Academic Writing. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 15: 00 to 16: 20, Room ET-216.

On February 21st, in the room ET-122, a small excursion to poetic Poland took place with the assistance of candidate of technical sciences, associate professor of the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology and teacher of the Latin language - Oleksandr Kobyakov. The head of students’ club of linguistic and cultural studies "Travel Office" Olena Nazarenko gathered 1st and 3rd year students of the specialization «Translation» who were interested in the alternative attitude to this country.

During February-March lecturer of the Department of Germanic Philology Olena Nazarenko and fourth-year students Vitalina Zaiika, Oksana Klepalska, Kateryna Podvalna, Bohdan Bilous and Dmytro Sheludko worked closely with pupils of the city.

The lecturer and the students organized and conducted “Translator in present-day word” tour, dedicated to the week of the Faculty of Foreign Philology and Social Communications, demonstrating high school graduates from Sumy schools and gymnasia technical and educational opportunities provided by SSU for future translators. Visitors were able to take on the role of translators in language labs, listen and participate in the class on practice of translation in the lecture room, learn new idioms and peculiarities of American and British English.

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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