The Ukrainian (Russian) language for foreign students is taught according to the state educational standard in language training for foreign citizens. 

This standard is defined by Ukrainian (Russian) as a foreign language programs that are developed in accordance with the communication needs of different categories of foreign citizens, who receive higher education in Ukrainian higher education establishments. The programs correlate with Common European Framework of Reference - CEFR (levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).

The control of knowledge and skills is carried by a credit-modular system that helps to improve the quality of education due to systematic work of students during the semester.

During the educational process we use textbooks, study guides and training aids that were created by the lecturers of the department. Many of these publications are also known outside the SSU.

The department also offers distance courses of Ukrainian and Russian for English-speaking students.

To facilitate the educational process modern teaching technologies and blended learning methods are used.


International cooperation 

The Department of Language Training for Foreign Citizens cooperates with many educational institutions in other countries and takes part in international programs aimed at integration into the European educational space.

Since 2011, the Department of Language Training for Foreign Citizens has been cooperating with the Department of General and Russian Linguistics of Brest State A.S. Pushkin University (Belarus) under an agreement on international cooperation. For many years lecturers of our department take part in the International Scientific Conference “Slavic Languages: Systematic Descriptive and Sociocultural Aspects of Research” («Слов’янські мови: системно-описовий і соціокультурний аспекти дослідження»), Brest, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019. The department’s lecturers undergo scientific training at Brest university, together with students they prepare reports for the International Student Scientific Conference “Word in Language, Speech, Text” («Слово в мові, мовленні, тексті»), which is held annually in Brest.

Along with this, lecturers of the Department of General and Russian Linguistics of Brest State A.S. Pushkin University regularly deliver reports in online mode at the International scientific-practical conference “Topical Problems of Foreign Students’ Studying at the Present Stage” («Актуальні проблеми навчання іноземних студентів на сучасному етапі»), which is consistently held by our Department. Belarusian colleagues publish articles in the collection of scientific works “Language, History and Culture in Linguistic and Communicational space” («Мова, історія, культура у лінгвокомунікативному просторі»). Students from Brest are participants of scientific and practical conference “Scientific community of students of the 21st century” that is held annually at SSU.

Since 2016, the Department of Language Training for Foreign Citizens has been continuing the cooperation with the Department of Russian Language and Methods of its Teaching of Slavic University of Baku (Azerbaijan).

Teachers of the Department actively develop individual international contacts. Maryna M. Nabok, Associate Professor, maintains contacts with scholars from the Institute of Slavonic Studies, Opole University (Poland), Bialystok State University (Poland), Uppsala University (Sweden), Ludwig-Maximilian University (Germany). Alla A. Silka, Associate Professor, cooperates with colleagues from Vitebsk State University named after P.M. Masherov (Belarus), Constantine the Philosopher University (Slovakia), Kazimierz Wielki University (Poland). Alina V. Cherniakova, Associate Professor, maintains cooperation with representatives of the EduEra, Educational Public Organization (Slovakia) that works under support of the EU within the framework of “Erasmus + international mobility” and representatives of the Austrian national agency Erasmus +.

The department’s staff presents scientific achievements abroad. Thus, recently Larysa V. Bidenko, Tetiana O. Dehtiarova, Hanna V. Diadchenko, Olha M. Volkova, Viktor A. Zavhorodnii, Olha P. Konok, Maryna M. Nabok, Nataliia A. Nimenko, Alla A. Sylka, Alina V. Shevtsova published their articles in the USA, Canada, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Poland, Germany, and Moldova.

During 2017-2019, the Department of Language Training for Foreign Citizens has found international partners among European educational institutions. Within the framework of cooperation with the University of John the Evangelist Purkine (Czech Republic), Białystok University (Poland), National Agency of Slovakia under ERASMUS+KA1 Program, Alina V. Cherniakova, Associate Professor, took part in scientific conferences and advanced professional trainings. Maryna S. Kazandzhyieva, Associate Professor, and Alla V. Rodenko, Senior Teacher, gained new experience and shared their achievements during the academic mobility program at Prague University of Economics.

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