Institute of Foreign Languages

Structure of the Institute

Germanic Languages and Translation Department

Lingual and Intercultural Communication Department

Comparative Pedagogy and Methods of Foreign Language Teaching Department

English Language Practice Department

German Language Practice Department

Romance Philology and Comparative Study Department

Germanic Languages and Translation Department

Head of Department

Mykola Ivanovych Zymomrya , Doctor of Philology, professor, academician of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Department Staff – 25 teachers, including:

4 professors, 4 doctors

12 associate professors, Ph.D.

3 senior teachers

2 teachers

Founded in 2010.

The name of the department in 2003 – 2010. – Department of Translation.

Department provides teaching of the following subjects:

practice of oral and written language;

practical course in a second foreign language;

Country Lore of Great Britain;

Country Lore of Germany and Austria;

Literature of England and the United States;

Literature of Germany and Austria;

Lexicology of English;

German lexicology;

Comparative Lexicology of English and Ukrainian languages;

Comparative Lexicology of German and Ukrainian languages;

Styles and text interpretation;

Introduction to Translation;

History of translation;

Practice of translation;

Business Translation;

Scientific and Technological Translation;

Basics of Lexicography;

Theory and Practice of Translation;

Simultaneous translation;

Basics of Translation;

Basic theory of verbal communication;

Basics of Translation Editing;

Basics of Translation Cursive;

Ukrainian literature in the global context.

The main areas of research:

Concepts of intercultural communication, translation paradigm and its importance in the light of linguistic and literary phenomena of national cultures (supervisor Zymomrya MI, doctor of sciences):

study the effect of translation on the process of interaction between national cultures;

study the role of artistic interpretation in the context of mutual enrichment of national cultures of unrelated nations;

understanding the nature of intercultural dialogue at the level of discourse.

Scientific School

The department operates postgraduate specialty 10.01.06 – Theory of Literature. The department is the organizer of the annual conference “Ukrainian word in languages of the world.”

Lingual and Intercultural Communication Department

Head of Department

Halyna Palytsya, Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor

Department Staff – 23 teachers, including:

1 Professor, Ph.D.

13 associate professors, Ph.D.

1 Senior Lecturer

Founded in 2010.

Name of the department: in 2000 – 2007 – Department of Foreign Languages and Comparative Literature; in 2007 – 2009 – Department of Foreign Languages

Department provides teaching of the following subjects:

English / German / French as a secondary discipline for non-special faculties;

introduction to literature;

Ukrainian literature and literary criticism abroad;

literary work in comparative dimensions;

Introduction into Germanic linguistics;

Introduction into Romance linguistics;

Modern Ukrainian language;

General Linguistics;

Introduction to Linguistics;

Ukrainian language (for professional purposes);

Business language (English, German, French);

Country Studies of second foreign language;

Practical Course of second language (Polish);

Linguistic country studies of the second foreign language country;

Literature of second foreign language;

Theoretical course of second foreign language;

Second-school foreign language and methods of teaching.

The main areas of research:

Artistic discourse of Ukrainian and German cultures in intercultural communication parameters;

Intercultural Communication in the system of teaching the students of pedagogical specialties;

Educational rhetoric of Ivan Franko in the aspect of intercultural communication;

Intercultural Communication in the light of literature;

Socio-pragmatic conditionality of discursive practices of an individual;

Scientific-methodical competence of K. Ushinsky in the aspect in international communication;

Problems of linguistics, literature, education in the scientific paradigm of intercultural communication.

Since 2000, the department conducted 20 international, regional and national scientific seminars on topical problems of modern literary criticism and comparative studies. Materials for some of them are published.

Comparative Pedagogy and Methods of Foreign Language Teaching Department

Head of Department

Sosyak Miroslav M. Ph.D., associate professor

Department Staff – 25 teachers, including:

10 associate professors, Ph.D.

3 senior teachers

Founded in 1992.

Department provides teaching of the following subjects:

Methods of teaching foreign languages in high school;

High-school Course of English / German / French language and methods of teaching;

Computer technologies in teaching foreign languages;

Methods of teaching foreign languages in elementary school;

Modern foreign textbooks and their adaptation to the conditions of teaching in the school;

Theoretical and practical course of English / German;

Literature of England;

Country Studies of England / Germany.

The Department conducts master classes and is the organizer of annual conferences on:

Innovative technologies in foreign language teaching secondary school pupils and students of educational institutions;

Methods of Teaching English in primary school.

The main areas of research:

Methods of applying innovative technologies in teaching foreign languages and culture of university students:

Analysis and processing of scientific literature on the problem;

Study of structural and functional and communicative peculiarities of specialized websites for learning foreign languages and cultures;

Developing methods of application of modern technologies in the formation of foreign language communicative competence;

Determining the parameters of comparative method of teaching foreign languages and cultures taking into account the different conceptual content of the world and national cultures.

English Language Practice Department

Head of the Department

Boychuk Natalia, Ph.D., associate professor

Department Staff – 42 teachers, including:

9 associate professors, Ph.D.

3 PhD

7 senior teachers

Founded in 2000.

Department provides teaching of the following subjects:

English as a major of 1st and 2nd year students;

Practical phonetics and practical grammar of the English language for I-III year students of English department;

English as a second foreign language for I-V year students of German and French department;

Theoretical disciplines of English Philology (UK geography, literature of England, theoretical course of English) for IV-V year students of German and French department;

Basics of measurement and monitoring of the quality of education for 4th year students.

The main areas of research:

Formation of phonological competence of university students.

German Language Practice Department

Head of the Department

Vasyl Lopushansky, candidate of psychological sciences, associate professor

Department Staff – 20 teachers, including:

14 associate professors, Ph.D.

2 senior teachers

Founded in 2010.

Department provides teaching of the following subjects:

German as a major at I-IV courses German department of full-time training;

German as a second foreign language for I-V year students of English department;

Basics of scientific research;

Theoretical course of German literature, geography of Germany and Austria for the students of the English department.

The main areas of research:

Ukrainian-Austrian-German linguistic, literary, cultural and educational relations

Reception of Ukrainian Literature in the German-speaking world

Romance Philology and Comparative Study Department

Head of the Department

Kemin Volodymyr, Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor

Department Staff – 20 teachers, including:

3 Professors, Doctors

6 associate professors, Ph.D.

4 senior teachers

Founded in 2007.

Department provides teaching of the following subjects:

French as a major of I-V year students;

Practical phonetics and practical grammar of the French language for I-III year students;

French as a second foreign language for I-V year students of English department;

All theoretical disciplines of French Philology (theoretical phonetics, lexicology, geography, literature France) at the Institute of Foreign Languages;

Comparative Lexicology;


History of foreign literature and methods of teaching foreign literature

Methods of research in higher education for Master Degree of the Institute;

All discipline in the Department of French Philology for Master Degree.

The main areas of research:

The use of competency approach in the professional training of foreign philologists

General pedagogy and history of pedagogy.

History and Nowadays

The basis of the Institute dates back to 1962 when two groups were formed at the philological one (faculty). Two groups of English (50 students) & German (25 students) specialty for four-year studying term. Part – time department was also formed on both specialties. As a separate structural unit of Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University, Drogobych this faculty started it’s functionality at 1963 as a Foreign Languages Faculty. It became one of the first departments at the system of pedagogical universities of Ukraine which has been training foreign language teachers of English, French, German specialties. At 1966 part-time and full-time departments of French language specialty were opened. Since 1976 the faculty started to train specialists (experts) of double specialties: English & German languages, French & English languages with 5 year studying term. At 1988 group forming on German & English languages specialty was resumed. At 2001 the English & Polish languages specialty was formed.

At 1997 the Foreign Languages faculty became the Romano – Germanic Philology faculty.

During it’s functioning the department had almost 5000 graduates of foreign philology, most of whom works at the field of education. There are scholars), translators, heads of educational institutions’ of different accreditation level, teachers among them. The faculty was established with the help of true pedagogical experts (M. Burlakov, O. Bundz, V. Kurochkina, O. Valdman, L. Hayevyi, M. Hereta, L. Datsiyk, I. Dere(t)chevy(t)ch, O. Kotsiuba, D. Kuzyk, O. Medvid’, M. Mirayi, L. Makarchuk, T. Pop, I. Hudzei, H. Yatskiv, D. Turians’ka, Y. Rinylo, P. Protsak & others), who had not just carried out the teaching process, but also commenced new trends of scientific practice on Germanic philology, Polish philology (studies), linguistic-country studying, translation, methodology of foreign language teaching etc.

With the proclamation of independence of Ukraine the faculty noticeably intensified its activities as a result of both internal (renovations of content of future foreign language teacher training) and external factors (distribution of worldwide integrative processes in the field of education, economy, culture). Demand on foreign language experts noticeably keyed up on labor market both from the society and the country. The faculty increased students amount on related (connected / double) specialties (two foreign languages). Amount and quality of scientifically – pedagogical (scientific and pedagogical) workers (stuff) substantially increased. At that time amount of assistant professors increased to 150, the faculty employed postgraduate students from different Ukrainian universities (H. Haborak, V. Kemin’, M. Hotsur, V. Lopushans’kyi, M. Sosiak, O. Pankiv, O. Popovych, O. Yaskevytch & others) and clever (capable) young assistant professors ( N. Kuliasa, O. Dubrovs’ka, I. Kondratyshyn, Y. Lopushans’kyi, I. Teplyi, L. Shahala, O. Dubytska, O. Hereta, I. Petryshyn, M. Kravtsiv & others.)

During 50-year faculty functioning it was lead by deans T. Popp, M. Burlakov, L. Bayik, V. Vorobyov, O. Kotsiuba. Since 1998 the department is headed (leaded) by professor V. Kemin’, Head of academic council on doctoral theses (dissertations) defense affiliated with the DSTTU (DSPU). 2 doctoral & 14 candidate theses were defended under his guidance(supurvision).

Nowadays the Romano-Germanic Philology faculty has both part-time & full-time departments (sections) on 5 specialties: “Philology. Language & Literature (English, German)”, “Philology. Language & Literature (English, French)”, “Philology. Language & Literature (English, Polish)”, “Philology. Language & Literature ( German, English), “Philology. Language & Literature (French, English). At 2003 “Translation” (English-German & English-French) specialty was formed. Since 2004 magistracy on “Language & Literature (English, German, French)” specialty functions at the department.

Since 1992 the amount of students started to increase. Year by year amount of entrans had been increasing, the student training system (based) on bilateral agreement with physical & juridical persons was inculcated on fee charging basis.

Today more than 1000 students are studying on part- & full-time departments. There is postgraduate study on such specialties on the faculty: 10.02.04. – German languages, 10.01.06. – The theory of literature, 10.02.15. – (general) Linguistics, 13.00.01. – (general) Pedagogics, & doctoral studies on specialty 10.02.15. – (general) Linguistics.

The faculty consists of 6 departments:

Germanic Languages & Translation Department (the head – prof. M. Zymomria);

Romanic Philology & Comparativistic Department (the head – prof. V. Kemin’);

English Language Practice Department (the head – associate prof. N. Boychuk);

German Language Practice Department (the head – associate prof. V. Lopushans’kyi);

The Department of English Teaching Methodology (the head – associate prof. M. Sosiak);

Intercultural & Linguistic Communication Department (the head – associate prof. H. Palytsia);

Nowadays The Romano – Germanic Languages Faculty is one of the most numerous out of all the rest faculties in DSPU. It’s stuff counts (numbers)(It employs) 9 Doctors of Science, professors (O. Bystrova, O. Babeliuk, I. Zymomria, M. Zymomria, V. Kemin’, T. Kosmeda, Z. Kotsiuba, O. Prykhodko), 46 Candidates of Science, Associate Professor. Сфера наукових інтересів докторів наук різноманітна: High School Pedagogy, Comparative Pedagogic (V. Kemin’), Translation, The Theory of Literature (M. Zymomria), (Linguoculturology) Linguistic Culturology (Cultural Study), Pragmalinguistics (T. Kosmeda), Text Linguistics, Cognitive Poetics (О. Babeliuk), Comparative Linguistics, Linguistic Culturology (Z. Kotsiuba), The Theory of Literature (О. Bystrova). Scientific Schools functions at the faculty. They are: the Doctor of Philological Sciences, professor M. Zymomria’s – “Translation & reception: the context of national cultures interaction”; the Doctor of Philological Sciences, professor T. Kosmeda’s – “Multifunctional paradigm: communication, linguistic conceptology, lexicography”; the Doctor of Philological Sciences, professor V. Kemin’s “The formation of pedagogical education content in the context of modern educational paradigms”. Within scientific researches a lot of articles & monographs are published annually, scientific and practical conferences are held.

The faculty maintains and adjusts relations (ties) with international organizations on the sphere of education & science, culture, modern technologies of teaching, in particular, cooperates with such foreign partners as Pedagogical University of Vienna, University of Innsbruck (Austria), Erfurt University (German), Maria Curie – Skłodowska University in Lublin (Poland), Polonia University in Czenstokhova (Poland). Students of the faculty takes part in intership programs, e.g. “Erasmus” affiliated with Pedagogical University of Vienna & in the linguistic-coutrystudyind trips.