International Activity 2021

GetSet for Successful Career

The Department of Foreign Languages of Sumy State University in collaboration with Professor Dr. Gholam-Reza Abbasian, an Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages at Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, within the framework of mutual partnership invites to a free in-service course for foreign language teachers, linguists, PhD students and researchers.

Dr. Gholam-Reza Abbasian, is a member of the Teaching English Language & Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI) Board of Directors, a presenter at international conferences, an author and a translator of about 15 books. He is an expert in language Testing and Assessment, Research Methods, SLA, and Psycholinguistics, and has supervised about 100 theses and dissertations. He is the internal manager of JOMM, and reviewer of Sage, FLA & GJER and other journals.

This online course aims to improve the professional skills of foreign language teachers by deepening and expanding professional knowledge, skills and abilities.
Technology - Google Meets, language - English, time 18.00 (GMT +3.00)
The course consists of 5 webinars and an individual task.

Course topics
Doing Education Research
Test Craft
Assessment-based Education
Psycholinguistics & SLA
21st Century Teacher Education

Each webinar lasts 2 academic hours.
The certificate of completion for 30 hours (1 ESCE) will be issued to those participants who have attended all webinars and completed the individual task.


Cooperation with European Scientific Organization
"Center for Ukrainian and European Scientific Cooperation"

Cooperation with European Scientific Organizations is the key to the development of Ukrainian science. Members of such organizations work together, inspire new ideas and help motivate each other. Our teachers Tetiana Plokhuta, Tetiana Aleksakhina, Nataliia Usenko, Oxana Nefedchenko became members of the scientific organization "Center for Ukrainian and European Scientific Cooperation".  The main objective of the Centre is to examine the experience of higher education institutions and the subjects of public administration in education and science of the European Union countries, as well as to create a favorable mutual scientific environment of Ukraine and EU countries.



International activity 2020

Senior instructor of the Foreign Languages Department, PhD in Philological Sciences Tetiana Aleksakhina received an individual grant for participation in the 18th Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (3-6 December, 2020). Tetiana Aleksakhina was awarded 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

Senior instructor of the Foreign Languages Department, PhD in Pedagogical Sciences Inna Zaitseva completed her professional development authorized by Goethe-Institute (Germany). The Advanced training course "Projekte im Unterricht" consisted of 3 stages: 1) (27.04 – 26.05.2020); 2) (13.07–24.07.2020; 27.07–30.07.2020); 3) (02.11.20 – 08.11.20). During the internship participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with modern technologies and methods of teaching German.

Senior Lecturer of the Foreign Languages Department Tetiana Plokhuta successfully completed online courses through COURSERA authorized by the world’s top universities: courses authorized by McMaster University “Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects” (15 hours) and “Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential” (10 hours); “The Science of Success: What Researchers Know that You Should Know” authorized by University of Michigan (12 hours); “Converting Challenges into Opportunities” authorized by University of California San Diego (12 hours); “Successful Career Development” authorized by University System of Georgia (21 hours); “Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success” authorized by the State University of New York (6 hours); “The Science of Well-Being” authorized by Yale University (19 hours); “Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success University” authorized by Imperial College London (24 hours). Tetiana Plokhuta received certificates.

The Head of the department Nataliia Tatsenko and teachers Nataliia Usenko, Svitlana Zolotova, Nataliia Mulina, Tetiana Aleksakhina, Svitlana Podolkova, Iryna Bashlak, Alla Diadechko took part in online training “Typical mistakes of Ukrainian Higher Education learners and how teachers can deal with them” conducted by the International Methodical Center Dinternal Education as a part of the season of exclusive online trainings “New teaching horizons: shaping the future of learning” for teachers of higher educational institutions. Speaker of online training Graham Jones is a famous linguist of the Great Britain. All participants received certificates.
Victoriia Kurochkina became the participant of online conference and online webinar “Best ways to engage young learners” conducted by Macmillan Education.

International activity 2019

Senior instructor of the Foreign Languages Department, Candidate of Philological Sciences Nina Malyovan has completed her professional development at the VHS DVV International Adult Education Center in Friedrichshafen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) from May 1, 2019 to June 7, 2019.

Senior instructor Oksana Hladchenko received an individual grant from the US Peace Corps TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), July-September 2019.

Instructors of the Department of Foreign Languages ​​Inna Zaitseva, Nina Maliovana and Svstlana Mikhno participated in the trainings "Incorporating Media Literacy in the 21st Century" held on November 22-23 at the Sumy State University Congress Center.  The event was sponsored by the US Ambassy.

International activity 2018

Cooperation with the University of Lumiere II, Lyon, France. Tetiana Aleksakhina participated in the Multicultural International Training for the participants of the educational process, receiving a PhD in the framework of the Lyon University Program (Lyon 2).

Yulia Kozachenko received an individual grant from the National Louisa University, 11-19 June, 2018, Poland.

Oksana Gladchenko an individual grant from the US Peace Corps, TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), Zhytomyr, Irpin, July-October, 2018.


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