About the department

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT

Since 2022, the department is headed by  Professor, Doctor of Science Tetyana Sergeyeva. The activity of the department, first of all, is based on a systematic approach to the implementation of the tasks of reforming Ukrainian education in general and the university in particular.

The reforms of Ukraine, the purpose of which is integration into the European educational space, have defined the role of the Cross-Cultural Communication and Foreign Languages Department, which should ensure the communicative competence of modern specialists, scientists and public figures. Therefore, the department is open to new, actively uses the experience of interdisciplinary relations and international cooperation, seeks to develop not only in the pace of society, but also in advance, in order to influence the development of students as agents of positive change.

Scientific and pedagogical staff of the department

25 lecturers
1 professor, doctor of sciences: Tetyana Sergeeva
1 professor, PhD: Oleksandr Tomilin
7 PhDs :

Olena Zemliakova, Iryna Kompaniiets, Victorya Larchenko,

Natalya Turlakova, Tetiana Poliakova, Liudmyla Salionovych,

Olena Tymoschuk

History of the department

The Cross-Cultural Communication and Foreign Languages Department was established in 2004. In 2009 it became part of the Educational and Scientific Institute of Economics, Management and International Business as a general department for teaching students foreign languages. The staff of the department successfully prepares students to participate in competitions, contests and scientific conferences.

In the period from 2004 to 2020, 7 candidate dissertations for the degree of Candidate of Philological and Sociological Sciences were defended at the department. Also in 2013-2019, 2 collective monographs, 7 textbooks, 60 scientific articles in professional Ukrainian and foreign publications were published.

Since 2015, the department has started training masters in the  specialty “Media Communications”. Media communications is one of the most promising areas of knowledge in the modern information society. Specialists of the department emphasize the training of specialists who will be distinguished by fundamental theoretical knowledge, knowledge of information and PR technologies, enhanced linguistic component and knowledge of foreign languages.

The complex scientific theme of the department is the theme “Modern social communications”. Within the framework of this topic, research is carried out in the following areas:

  • scientific-professional and intercultural communication;
  • modern methods of teaching professionally-oriented foreign language;
  • features of teaching disciplines of the communicative cycle;
  • distance learning;
  • internet communications;
  • media communications.

Special attention at the department is paid to the study of problems of electronic professional communication (particularly on the Internet), as well as the features of distance and blended learning through social media.

International cooperation

Within the framework of international cooperation, the department has  partnership agreements with foreign universities  and foundations.

Meetings of teachers and students with native speakers are held on a regular basis   – in 2012 – a meeting with students of the University of York (UK). also lecturers of the Austrian Academic Exchange Service B. Kos and F. Zand (current lecturer).

Currently, the department is actively involved in improving the teaching of English in higher education and actively  cooperates with the British Council  in this area. The result of the collaboration  with Pearson Publishing House  is the My English Lab  mobile application .  

In terms of improving media education, the department cooperates with the  School of Journalism of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy ,  Polotsk State University  (Belarus),  Ariel University  (Israel) and  the Master’s Program in Media Communications of the Ukrainian Catholic University (Turkey) and Turkey, Turkey.

Disciplines taught by the department for specialties:

“Foreign Language”

051 Economics

071 Accounting and taxation

072 Finance, Banking and Insurance

073 Management

075 Marketing

076 Entrepreneurship, trade and exchange activities

121 Software Engineering

122 Computer Science

123 Computer Engineering

293 International Economic Relations

“Second foreign language”

073 Management

293 International Economic Relations

 

“Theory and practice of translation”

293 International Economic Relations

 

“Foreign language in the specialty” (master’s programs)

122 Computer Science

123 Computer Engineering

 

“Foreign language for communication in the scientific and professional environment”

PhD applicants