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Department of the English Language and Literature

Administration

Head of the Department Oksana Yu. Kostiuk, Cand.Sc. (Pedagogics), Associate Professor

Contact information: administrative building, Department of English Language and Literature
phone/fax: +380 (3654) 30258
e-mail: oksana.kostyuk@oa.edu.ua
Office hours: Monday - Friday:  8.30 a.m.- 3.30 p.m.

Senior Assistant: Mariia V. Koroliova
Contact information: administrative building, Department of English Language and Literature
phone/fax: +380 (3654) 30258
e-mail: kafedra.ELL@oa.edu.ua
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 8.30 a.m.-4.45 p.m.

General information about the Department

The Department of English Language and Literature was established as a structural subdivision of the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Languages on February 15, 2006 by the resolution of the Academic Council of the National University of Ostroh Academy.

The primary task of the Department is the provision of the educational process for the preparation of bachelors and masters in the speciality 035 Philology, specialisation 035.041 Germanic Languages and Literatures (including Translation), English Major. 

The Department lecturers constantly upgrade their qualifications and undergo training in leading educational institutions of Ukraine and the world.

Tasks:

The work of the Department is focused on two directions: teaching English and teaching literature.

Each of the directions is a range of teaching and educational activities, the main goal of which is to help students form communicative, linguistic and sociocultural competence, develop a positive attitude towards mastering the language and culture of the English-speaking world, the capacities for self-evaluation and self-improvement, professional competences, by providing knowledge on different methods and techniques of learning a foreign language and through involvement in the performance of profession-oriented tasks, foster and develop the feeling of self-awareness, form interpersonal communication skills.

The Department arranges delivering professionally oriented courses in the speciality 035 Philology, specialisation 035.041 Germanic Languages and Literatures (including Translation), English Major. In particular: English Language (as Major), Academic English, English Language Phonetics, Practical Grammar, World Literature and Introduction to Literary Studies, Literature of the English-Speaking Countries, Writing for Academic Purposes, Fundamentals of Business Etiquette, Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages, Methodology of Teaching the Disciplines by Profession, Modern Interpretations of the Literary Texts of the English-speaking Countries. Profession-oriented special study course in the English Language, Business-Communication, Records Management in the Hospitality Industry. The Department also arranges students’ language, pedagogical, teaching and industry internships.

The scientific activity of the Department

The Department staff elaborates on a research topic Modern Technologies in Teaching English and Interpretation of the Texts of World Literature, the State registration number 0120U103937.

Within the framework of the scientific theme of the Department, in 2021, the First all-Ukrainian scientific-practical virtual conference, Modern Technologies in Teaching English and Interpretation of the Texts of World Literature, was held. Conference materials are published in the Scientific Proceedings of Ostroh Academy National University: Philology Series. (By the Order №735 of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine of 29.06.2021 the Journal was included in the List of Scientific Professional Publications of Ukraine (category "B") Sciences (035 – Philology)).

The Department of English Language and Literature has a monthly Scientific and Methodological Seminar on The Modern Technologies in Teaching English and Interpretation of the Texts of World Literature (supervised by Oksana Kostiuk) on the methodology of teaching English. It contributes to the improvement of methodological competence of lecturers of the Department to ensure a proper level of teaching English; forms a professional competence by familiarising them with various modern methods and techniques of teaching English and involving in the performance of professionally-oriented tasks. The main forms of workshops are a round table meeting, a presentation, an offsite meeting, a master class, a webinars.

The Department of English Language and Literature organizes Literary Discussions for the Freshers supervised by Lidiia V. Zelinska, Cand.Sc. (Philology), Associate Professor.

From 2017 to 2019, following the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine "On the All-Ukrainian Student Olympiad" Order, the faculty held the second stage of the All-Ukrainian Student Olympiad in "English Language and Literature".

Other areas of work of the Department are:

  • recruitment of teaching staff;
  • ensuring the systematic increase of the scientific and pedagogical level of the teachers of the Department;
  • implementation of the research planned by the Department;
  • the participation of the employees of the Department in the scientific-practical conferences of different levels;
  • publishing activities;
  • vocational guidance work.

Within the framework of professional guidance work of the Department and in order to identify capable young people, its promotion to the choice of the profession of a philologist, teacher of English and German / French language, translator, the staff of the Department organise a number of activities: