The Department of Romance Languages

The Department of Romance Languages

The Department of Romance Languages was established in 1992. The head of the Department is Minkin Lev Mikhailovich, professor, Doctor of Sciences in Philology (French), Honorary Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Higher School since its inception.

The Department of Romance Languages belongs to the Faculty of Foreign Languages.

19 teachers work at the Department. There are 1 professor, Doctor of Sciences in Philology (Minkin L. M.), 3 associate professors, 3 senior teachers and 12 teachers among them.

The Department combines 4 sections in the following specialties:

section of French, for the Faculty of Foreign Languages and non-philological specialties;

section of Spanish;

section of Italian;

section of Latin.

The following subjects are taught at the Department of Romance Languages: French (Practice of Oral and Written Language, Practical Grammar, Practical Phonetics, Theoretical Grammar, Theoretical Phonetics, French Literature, Linguistic Country Studies, Lexicology, History of Language and some special courses), French (second foreign language), Spanish (second foreign language), Italian (second foreign language), Latin.

All the teachers constantly work in order to improve their methodological and scientific level. The teacher Kalinichenko T. M. studied for two years in Canada and has obtained a master's degree in translation. The teacher Akinshyna S. S. has been studying in France at Paris University from 01/09/2013 to the present.

The students of the Department win prizes in nationwide competitions and the Olympics.

                             

At the Department of Romance Philology there is a post-graduate school with the specialty 10.02.05 - Romance Languages. It should be noted that this post-graduate school is the only one in Eastern Ukraine that specializes in this area – similar schools exist only in Lviv and Kyiv. Ph.D. theses are regularly defended by the graduates of our post-graduate school. Just this year, a thesis written by Medvedeva N.O., who is a graduate of out post-graduate school, was submitted for defense and successfully defended, and Medvedeva N.O. is now a lecturer at the Department of Romance Philology. The graduates of the department of Romance Philology work not only in Kharkiv – they can be found in Poltava and Ivano-Frankivsk. Two of our graduates are department heads – one at the Department of Romance Philology at the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, and the other at the O. Gonchar Dnipropetrovsk National University. Some of the post-graduate students of the Department of Romance Philology have education contracts with the department, such as Hozhaizh I., a second year graduate student.

In addition, lecturers and professors of the Department of Romance Philology teach French to groups of post-graduate students and researchers in order to prepare them for the exam in non-specialized departments (such as faculties of Natural History, of Ukrainian language and literature, of History and Philosophy, etc.).

Associate professors and senior lecturers of our department are members of the jury of the international exams in French (DELF-DALF) and Spanish (DELE).

The department keeps in touch with schools where French and Spanish are taught. In 2014 an agreement was signed regarding the creative collaboration between the Department of Romance Languages ​​and the specialized I-III level school number 109 in Kharkiv; additionally, a university school department was established. Lecturers of the department are involved in research and educational seminars held by the French Institute in Kharkiv and Kyiv.

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The head of the Department is Minkin Lev Mikhailovich, professor, Doctor of Sciences in Philology (French)

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