Department of English Philology

The Department of English Philology was set up in 1990 based on the Department of Romano-Germanic Philology, which, in turn, had been established in 1986 according to orders issued by the Ministry of Education of the Ukrainian SSR No. 228 dated June 30, 1986 and by the Rector of Kharkiv State Pedagogical Institute No. 169-k dated July 07, 1986. In 1990 the Department of Romano-Germanic Philology was divided into two institute departments: the Department of English Philology and the Department of German and French Philology. The first Head of the Department was the Candidate of Sciences (Education), Professor N.V. Tuchyna.

N.V. Tuchyna headed the department from the date of its establishment till 2000 and from 2012 to 2013. From 2000 to 2011 the department was headed by the Candidate of Sciences (Philology), Associate Professor І.М. Kamynin who has headed the department again since 2013. The department is engaged in educational activities at two university faculties: the Faculty of Foreign Philology and the H.F. Kvitka-Osnovyanenko Faculty of Ukrainian Language and Literature.

The department teaching staff includes 19 employees, in particular, 2 professors and 12 associate professors. The members of the department hold the degree of the Doctor of Sciences in Pedagogy (1 person), the Doctor of Sciences in Philosophy (1 person), the Candidate of Sciences in Philology (15 persons) and the Candidate of Sciences in Pedagogy (2 persons). The department teaches English compulsory and elective courses to undergraduate and graduate students (Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, respectively) majoring and minoring in English.

The department research work is focused on the “Structural-semantic and cognitive aspects of studying English for didactic purposes” (registration number: 0112И002663).

The department teaching staff regularly have internships abroad and take part in international academic exchange programmes. They also participate in numerous international scientific and research conferences and congresses.


office 504-V, Valentynivska Street 2, 61168, Kharkiv. 


І.М. Kamynin

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