The lecturer of the Department of Germanic Philology Nataliia Prikhodko 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.

The Master student Yuliia Lazutkina took the first prize in the XIV Students’ Translation Competition “Fiction Literature in the World Culture” , set by the Department of Germanic and Romance Philology and Translation of Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University.
“I’m grateful to my lecturers from the Department of Germanic Philology  for the skills of poetry translation. #SumDU_translators proved again that they are the best” – said Yuliia. The student managed to create an exquisite Ukrainian translation of Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The Glories”.

During the predefence of Bachelor papers by students of specialty Philology, they met with a member of the Expert Employers Board, Director Commercial of JSC "Sumyoblenergo" Andrii Chuiko.  The Director expressed words of sincere gratitude to the Head of the Department of Germanic Philology, Professor Iryna Kobyakova and the Secretary of the Expert Employers Board,

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On May 30th the second graduates of the Czech language course at the Translation Training and Resource Center «LinguoStar» of Sumy State University have got their certificates.
The participants completed the study, passed the exam excellently and received certificates, which prove knowledge of the Czech language at the level A1. Satisfied students received certificates and expressed their desire to continue studying on a new level the next academic year.

Students-translators under the supervision of Associate Professor of the Department of Germanic Philology Olha Shumenko continue to conquer the world of science. 4th year students Anna Artemiuk (Liverpool, Great Britain), Polina Kashenko (Osaka, Japan), Iryna Zabolotna (Vancouver, Canada), Liza Arkhipova and Anna Beliakova (Sofia, Bulgaria)  have had the approbation of their scientific researches.  

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