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Department of Ukrainian Language and Literature


Head: Oleksandra Visych, Doctor of Philology, Associated Professor
Mob. phone: (+38) 098 032-50-07
Office hours: : Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., lunch break: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Deputy Head of the Department: Vitalii Maksymchuk, PhD (Philology), Associated ProfessorMob. phone: (+38) 097-675-15-90
Office hours: : Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., lunch break: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Senior Assistant: Zoriana Shostiuk
Mob. phone: (
+38) 03654 3-00-69
Office hours: Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.;  lunch break: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

General information

The Department of Ukrainian, the Faculty of Humanities of the National University of Ostroh Academy, was established by the Rector's order №4 "On the reorganization of departments of journalism and literature and Ukrainian» on September, 3, 2012. Ivan M. Khomiak, Professor, Dr. Sc. (Pedagogics), Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Ukrainewas assigned to the position of the head of the Department.

Department prepares the specialists 035 "Philology" ("Ukrainian Language and Literature"). Public feasibility of this field is identified by the necessity to disclose intellectual and spiritual potential of the Ukrainian nation, national reconstruction, state building and democratization of society, providing the country with highly qualified Ukrainian philologists.

The main purpose of the department is to prepare Bachelors and Masters of Philology. Within its work the department is guided by the tasks of humanitarian education transformation according to the Law of Ukraine "On High Education" and the program "Education of XXI century".

Teaching complex has a basis of credit-modular system. Preparing specialists the latest educational techniques and methods are used, such as:

  • problem-oriented and visualized lectures,
  • interactive methods,
  • gaming and non-gaming teaching methods
  • test forms of evaluation,
  • combined form of evaluation(tests, individual assignments)
  • self-dependent work of students
  • research work
  • on-line studying.

Edifying work is carried out according to the curriculum. It includes: 1) informing students about the organization of educational process at the University; 2) assisting students in preparing for the state and university holidays, important events of philological calendar; 3) control over observance of moral and ethical norms of behaviour, safety rules, charter and internal regulations of the National University of Ostroh Academy, etc.

Scientific groups

At the Department function:

  1. Scientific group «Genius loci» (head – S. Kocherha, Professor, Dr. Sc. (Philology);
  2. Lexicographical Laboratory "Ostroh Neohraf" (Head –V. Maksymchuk, Senior Lecturer).

Teachers systematically update the programs of academic disciplines, forms of control of students' knowledge, topics of scientific essays, and qualification works, tasks for independent work of students. The department has developed programs of folklore, ethnolinguistic, creative, pedagogical and research practices, guidelines for writing of qualification papers.

The Department of Ukrainian Language and Literature has concluded agreements on scientific cooperation with the Institute of Ukrainian Language of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Institute of Pedagogy of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Rivne Regional Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education.