Dear colleagues and students,

may the spirit of happiness of this wonderful time keep illuminating your heart

and fill your life with lots of joy!

On December 19 online defence of Master Paper by a Master student Oleksandra Bila took place at the Department of Germanic Philology .
According to academic mobility program Oleksandra continues her studying at Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg, Germany. She introduced her work “Relevant Approaches to Translating Eurolect (Case Study of the English-Ukrainian Language Pair)”, which was written under research supervision of Associate Professor Olesia Yehorova.

The student of the faculty FPSC of SumDU Diana Nestorenko (specialty “Philology”) has received the scholarship from the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for 2019-2020 academic year.
We congratulate Diana and wish her further professional and personal achievements!

Travel Office supervised by the lecturer of the Department of Germanic Philology  Olena Nazarenko has gathered the 1st year IT students, students-translators and lecturers Antonina Prokopenko, Vladyslava Kulish and Larysa Hartsunova. They had the opportunity to learn about the internship in Romania under the Erasmus+ program. A 3rd year student, Anastasiia Chasovskykh, shared her experience of a 3-month internship at the University of A.I. Cuza (Iasi, Romania).
Nastia gladly shared the tips of the selection (how to write motivation letters and fill out papers), told useful peculiarities on how to act in unexpected situations and not to give up when you get rejected for the upteenth time, explained the nuances of studying abroad and answered all the questions from extremely interested freshmen.

 The second-year student-translator Nataliia Ivanova has become the Champion of Ukraine. From November 26 till December 2 the Powerlifting Championship of Ukraine between pupils of Children's and Youth Sports School was held in Chernivtsy. Nataliia has won a gold medal in the category up to 57 kg between the sub-junior women. The student of the Faculty of Foreign Philology and Social Communications сollected 275 kg in the amount of the triathlon (squat 97, 5+ bench press 47,5+ lift 130).
We wish Nataliia further victories!

Kateryna Kravchuk, student of the group PR-81

Future translator , a 3rd-year student of Faculty of Foreign Philology and Social Communications , Alyona Tsehelnyk, participated in the volunteering project in Croatia, financed by European Union. The main objective of the “Green Fingers – Let’s Get Gardening” project was to raise awareness among elementary and middle school kids about the ecological situation in the world and the ways to prevent environmental pollution.

- I’ll remember these two months for a long time, - says Alyona. – It’s a valuable experience to live in another country, in a dissimilar environment and in a group of people who come from all around Europe. By the way, this experience is available for everyone interested in it.

Translation students of the group PR-71 Daria Ivanova and Anastasiia Chasovskykh became finalists of the Vitalii Keis All-Ukrainian Shakespeare Competition for Student Research and Creative Projects. The final stage of the competition was held on November 30 at Zaporizhzhia National University.
Daria presented her project under the scientific supervision of Associate Professor of the Department of Germanic Philology  Olena Yemelyanova , Anastasiia - under the guidance of Assistant of the Department of Germanic Philology Maryna Chernyk .


Teachers of the Department of Germanic Philology  Vladyslava Kulish, Maryna Chernyk, Kateryna Vashyst and Anna Zinchenko participated in a two-day training for English teachers on media literacy «Incorporating Media Literacy in English Language Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century» held on November 22-23, 2019 in Sumy.
In course of the event the lecturers learned methods of introducing media literacy elements into the English language teaching, such as the use of original language information sources, news verification, hidden media analysis and manipulative techniques in the media.

Mariia Rudenko, student of the group PR-71

Representative of HR department of leading industrial companies "Technologia", "Guala Closures Ukraine" and "Gualapack" Anna Moiseienko met with fourth and fifth year students of specialization "Translation" .
"Your students seem to possess high skills, professional and business qualities, ability to work in a team and creative approach to business," said Mrs. Moiseienko. "Our company exports its products to 61 countries over the world, so we as potential employers are interested in prospective qualified personnel with knowledge of foreign languages."

Lecturers of the Department of Germanic Philology  Olesia Yehorova, Svitlana Yermolenko, Diana Movchan and Anna Zinchenko took part in the digital congress "Science and Learning in the Digital Age" held by the Goethe Institut on November 15 and 16, 2019 in Kyiv.
The event was dedicated to digital technologies in German language learning: personalize learning, using chat-bots in learning, and developing media competence among students.

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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