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.

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.

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.

Senior Lecture at the Department of Germanic Philology Alla Krasulia received the certificate of successful completion of the ten-hour professional development program `Teaching Strategies in Virtual Studying`. The program was provided in cooperation with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the USA.


The achievements of PhD in Philological Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Germanic Philology at Sumy State University Iryna Kobyakova were presented in the book `Successful Leaders in Modern Educational Space in Ukraine`.
The first information-image publication `Successful Leaders in Modern Educational Space in Ukraine` sets a goal to inform the society about the achievements of leaders of educational sector. The book is published in full-color format B-5 in Ukrainian.


The lecturer of the Department of Germanic Philology  Nataliia Prykhodko  took part in online international translation conference Ukrainian Translation Industry Camp 2020 , in Dnipro on July 20-26 . The conference organizer was the translation company InText.
The representatives of 52 countries (Spain, France, Croatia, Czech Republic etc.) participated in the conference. The conference hosted 60 speakers and included more than 50 hours of useful content. One of the main issues dealt at the conference was the translation industry development during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alla Krasulia, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Germanic Philology, Faculty FPSC of SumDU, took 2nd place in the competition “ICT Innovations for Modern Education ICT4EDU 2019-2020” in the nomination “Mobile devices in the educational process (BYOD), the use of existing software products.”
The title of the author's project is “Convergence of educational technologies, pedagogy and methodology of foreign languages teaching” within the discipline “Innovative educational technologies in foreign language teaching.” The purpose of the discipline is to systematize theoretical knowledge in the psychology of learning and the formation of practical skills through the attainment experience of students-philologists in using the latest methods of foreign language teaching and the use of innovative educational technologies for the formation of digital competencies and basic methodological and pedagogical skills and abilities. A number of “soft” skills are being formed, but they are not unambiguously linked to a specific profession.

#department_GPh_SumDU had had experience in conducting diploma thesis defense online even before the quarantine period. Due to the valid reasons for quarantine and observance of the relevant principles of the normative base, students were allowed to work in the format of video communication to defend their diploma theses. The online defense did not come as a big surprise, but it has only added to the experience.

Lecturers of the Department of Germanic Philology productively used their working time during the quarantine. Two new books were published because of their hard work.
Head of the Department of Germanic Philology, prof. Iryna Kobyakova, associate professor Olena Yemelianova and senior lecturer Vladyslava Kulish released the 2nd supplemented edition of the textbook "Justice and Law". The materials of the manual have been updated and supplemented by the “International Law” section. The manual is aimed at helping students-translators of junior and senior years of study, as well as law students to get acquainted with the basics of Law in English.

Nataliia Maliuk, Deputy Director of AGNKS-SERVIS, TOV praised the company's cooperation with students of the Department of German Philology .
Mrs. Nataliia has been a member of the expert council of employers for several years in a row and works closely with #SumDU_translators. She thanked the secretary of the expert council, associate professor of the department Olha Shumenko for the mutual understanding, efficiency, and responsibility of students in carrying out assignments. Nataliia Leonidivna noted that the coordinated, qualitative, and timely work allowed her firm to carry out the activity in the conditions of quarantine and to involve even more students for translation of documents.

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