University closures due to the quarantine have evoked new challenges for thousands of teachers worldwide. Instructors of the department share their emotions on distance teaching and learning.

“At this time when we are working distantly, I'm happy to use Skype. This is a live chat. This is a real lesson where you see the faces of students, their emotions. The possibilities are huge. You demonstrate videos, pages of texts, have the opportunity to write, draw in real time using different colors to underline or highlight necessary elements. As well as that you have the option to enable audio recording. Nevertheless, some students who are at home in the villages are at disadvantage. Internet connection and communication is not always of high quality there, sometimes very poor. In this case MIX (mix.sumdu.edu.ua) also becomes unavailable. When connection is  restored, they are calling and writing. The teacher needs to re-connect to get to talk to them. It is very distracting and annoying for teachers." – Iryna Bashlak.

“Getting to know how to work with different online platforms and online resources is a skill that is badly needed nowadays. Using MEL, Kahoot, Nearpod makes classes more relaxed.” – Svitlana Mikhno.

Seniour instructor Oksana Hladchenko is teaching Ukrainian to Leah Felt, a Peace Corps (USA) volunteer. Leah had to come back to the USA (Olbany, New York) because of the quarantine, but is eager to continue learning Ukrainian and looking forward to do volunteering in Ukraine soon. These regular remote classes help her tune in to our country.

"Thanks to the quarantine I have more time and opportunities for science and professional development." –Tetiana Pochatko.

"Students get lots of emotions from our online classes. Not only from learning, but also from seeing each other." - Natalia Usenko.

“We manage to combine all types of activities. The only problem is poor Internet connection at times." - Yulia Kozachenko

“We have classes according to the schedule using Google Meet." - Maryna Dunaeva.

"Working remotely with optimism! It has turned out that communication with students and colleagues activates and motivates to action – having webinars on the use of online classes and lectures." – Svitlana Zolotova.

 

 

Dear students!

 Due to the introduction of quarantine, the department switches to distance learning. For advice and further clarification, contact your teachers via emails (can be found below) or by correspondence through the SumyState University personal cabinet (cabinet.sumdu.edu.ua)

Resources for distance learning can be found by the links:

https://mix.sumdu.edu.ua/ 

https://elearning.sumdu.edu.ua/ 

https://examenarium.sumdu.edu.ua/ 

https://dl.sumdu.edu.ua/ 

https://ocw.sumdu.edu.ua/ 

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1.       

Плохута Тетяна Миколаївна

Старший викладач кафедри іноземних мов СумДУ

Tetiana

 Plokhuta

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2.       

Литвиненко Галина Іванівна

Завідувач кафедри іноземних мов СумДУ

Galyna

Lytvynenko

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Зайцева

Інна

Олексіївна

Старший викладач кафедри іноземних мов СумДУ

Inna

Zaitseva

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4.       

Козаченко Юлія Сергіївна

Старший викладач кафедри іноземних мов СумДУ

Yuliya

Kozachenko

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5.       

Симоненко Наталія Олександрівна

Викладач кафедри іноземних мов СумДУ

Nataliia

Symonenko

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Золотова

Світлана

Григорівна

Старший викладач кафедри іноземних мов СумДУ

Svitlana

Zolotova

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7.       

Початко Сергій Васильович

Викладач кафедри іноземних мов СумДУ

Serhiy

Pochatko

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8.       

Нефедченко Оксана Іллівна

Викладач кафедри іноземних мов СумДУ

Oxana

Nefedchenko

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9.       

Мальована Ніна Володимирівна

Старший викладач кафедри іноземних мов СумДУ

Nina

Maliovana

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Курочкіна Вікторія Семенівна

Старший викладач кафедри іноземних мов СумДУ

Victoria

Kurochkina

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11.   

Муліна Наталія Ігорівна

Доцент кафедри  іноземних мов СумДУ

Nataliia

Mulina

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Алексахіна Тетяна

Олексіївна

Старший викладач кафедри іноземних мов СумДУ

Tetiana

Aleksakhina

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Міхно Світлана Василівна

Викладач кафедри іноземних мов СумДУ

Svitlana

Mikhno

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Усенко Наталія Миколаївна

 

Старший викладач кафедри іноземних мов СумДУ

Nataliia

Usenko

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Дядечко Алла Миколаївна

 

Доцент кафедри  іноземних мов СумДУ

Alla

Diadechko

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Teachers are constantly improving their professional skills by participating in various trainings and academic internship programs.

On February 22-23, 2020 teachers of the Department of Foreign Languages Oksana Gladchenko, Svitlana Zolotova, Viktoria Kurochkina, Iryna Morozova and Svitlana Podolkova took part in scientific and practical trainings for English language teachers at Camp Excite 2020, the topics of which were "Inclusive Education" and "Innovations in the Classroom". The training program included: "Trivia Games", "Descriptive Writing", "Lesson Planning", "Activity Games", "Anti-Bullying", "Using Pop Culture at English lessons" and more. For several years in a row our teachers have been participating in Camp Excite trainings initiated by US Peace Corps volunteers in Ukraine.

On February 19, 2020, a training for trainers "Methodology of Conducting Trainings" (with the example of the training "Prevention and Overcoming of Professional Burnout") was attended by Svitlana Zolotova, Alla Dyadechko, Viktoria Kurochkina and Natalia Mulina. The trainers were Andriana Kostenko and Kristina Sakhno. During the training participants had the opportunity to get acquainted in practice with the tasks of the training and its design; training methodologies; key competencies of a trainer; how to evaluate results; develop training components etc.

In June 2019 Svitlana Zolotova had her professional development on the topic: "Modern Methods Of Learning, Teaching And Research Development, Distance Education And Intercultural Communication In The All-European Educational Space" in Metropoltan University (Prague, Czech Republic). The training program included the following courses: The Bologna Process As The Basis For The Development Of Higher Education Systems In The EU (10 Hours), Modern And Innovative Methods In The Educational Process, The Integration Of Science And Practice (28 Hours), Scientific And Pedagogical Professional Development (14 Hours), Distance Learning Technologies In Higher Education (28 Hours), The Use Of Blended Learning (14годин), Internationalization Of Educational Process And The Academic Mobility Of Teachers And Students: Modern Education System In Europe, The UK And The USA (8 Hours) The Use Of Innovative Methods And Technologies In The Educational Process etc.

We wish our teachers not to stop in learning and continue their professional development!

 

We congratulate our colleagues Halyna Lytvynenko and Svitlana Zolotova on taking the third prize in Pedagogical Innovations Contest 2019 held at Sumy State University. In the nomination "Education For Life, Postgraduate Education And Professional Development" they presented their work on the topic "Implementation Of Extracurricular Activities In A Foreign Language For Postgraduate Students And Staff As A Component Of Professional Development". We are proud of our leaders!

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.  Teachers got acquainted with the peculiarities of introduction of elements of media literacy in the process of learning English, the use of media resources, their possible benefit and harm to humans, ability to protect themselves from negative information influences and navigate freely in the world of information.  Media awareness as a component of media education is an important component of its modernization, which will help to build an information society in the country.

Instructors of the Foreign Languages Department ​​Natalia Usenko and Marina Dunaeva took part in the events dedicated to International Cooperation Days on October 23-24, 2019, which were held at Sumy State University. They attended the exhibition "International Face of SSU", presentations of EU Erasmus + programs, trainings and open lectures on academic mobility, learned about the implementation of grant projects and the development of project ideas. The presentation on how to write motivational letters for exchange programs for students and teachers, as well as the presentation of their own experience of international collaboration by David Quinn and Elena Somoza of the Institute of Artistic Design and Technology of Ireland, were very relevant. A practical workshop on the main aspects of international cooperation proved to be very interesting for teachers. We are sure that knowledge and skills gained at the event will be beneficial for the implementation of projects at the department.

Fourth year in a row Svitlana Mikhno, the instructor of the Foreign Languages Departmenmt is an active participant of the teachers’ competition devoted to using students’ mobile devices for studying.

In 2019 her work is about the opportunities provided by MIX (SSU) platform for studying foreign languages (English and Latin with medical terminology), visualization in particular.

More information is available at https://sites.google.com/a/cct.sumdu.edu.ua/m-edu/.

 

 

 

The instructor of the foreign languages department Nina Maliovana did a professional development course in Germany in the education center for the adults of VHS DVV International in Fridrikhsgafen. The topics of the course included: Globalization (Ulrike Müller von Kralik), Cross-Cultural Difference, Challenges and Choices in an insecure world (Anne Kuypers, Andrea Veit), Challenges to National Security, The Challenge of Moral Leadership, Personal Security: Challenges and Choices, Economic Security: The Challenges of Poverty, Millennials’ Attitudes Toward IT Consumerization in the Workplace (Dante Ackermann, Kim Beck), Education : Scale or Fail, Speech Emotion Recognition, Never Ending Learning, Toward Sustainable Access; the Future Communication etc.


On July 19-21, Sumy hosted the All-Ukrainian Badminton Competition "Summer Cup 2019". The instructor of the Foreign Languages Department  Oksana Hladchenko, along with Antonina Sirik, got the first place.

Congratulations to the champions!

 
 

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