History of the department

History of the Department

The Department started its educational mission in spring of preparing specialists in “English Language”. The first Head of the Department was N. Pysarevska, who was followed by R. Yezhkova, T. Buntina, S. Bohatyriova, O. Bessonova. Since 2014, after the relocation the Departments is headed by PhD Olha Zaluzhna.

Presently, the main aim the department pursues is to answer the needs of the region in highly qualified specialists who can combine competences in the English language mastering with rich background philological awareness and knowledge of modern cultural context. The graduates are able to provide educational process at educational establishments of different levels, i.e., primary and secondary schools, gymnasiums, lyceums, technical schools and higher educational establishments. The above task is fulfilled by highly qualified team of teachers which includes 1 Dr. Sc., 3 PhDs, and 2 assistants. The chamber always welcomes their best graduates to join the team, many of our graduates continue their education as post-graduate students.

The Department of English Philology has modern computer equipment, which is connected to a single network, and plays an important role in improving the educational process. The Department takes care of teaching the students how to use computer software in educational process of various aspects of the English language mastering.

The teachers of the department work in order to improve the information and technical support of the educational process: all teachers have the opportunity to use laptops, audio and video materials, materials on the Internet and telecommunications systems, multimedia projectors.

Multimedia technologies are introduced into the methods of teaching for practical and theoretical disciplines of the department, which contributes to the growth of the quality of educational activities. Multimedia support is used in such lecture courses as “Comparative Grammar of the English and Ukrainian Languages”, “Comparative Lexicology of the English and Ukrainian Languages”, “Theoretical Phonetics”, “Sociolinguistics”, etc.

The Department graduates work in many towns and cities around Ukraine and abroad (the USA, Australia, Germany, France, Latvia, Poland, etc.).