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Institute of Foreign Languages

Year of foundation: 1963
Director: Volodymyr Kemin, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor
Address: 2 Les Kurbas Street, Drohobych, Lviv Region, 82100

Tel.: (0038-0324) 41-33-24

Е-mail: in.filolog@gmail.com

The Educational and Scientific Institute of Foreign Languages is one of the most powerful divisions of Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University. More than 550 full-time and 60 correspondence courses students study here.
The Institute awards Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. All areas of training and specialties are accredited at the highest, fourth level:

“Bachelor”- 4-year course of study
  • 014 Secondary Education. Language and Literature (English / German / French)
  • 035 Philology. Germanic Languages and Literatures (incl. Translation)
“Master” – 1,5-year course of study
  • 014 Secondary Education. Language and Literature (English / German / French)
  • 035 Philology. Germanic Languages and Literatures (incl. Translation)

The Institute provides postgraduate and doctoral studies in specialty “035 Philology”, as well as two scientific schools: “Translation and Reception: the Context of Interaction of National Cultures” by prof. Mykola Zymomrya, and “History of Education and Comparative Pedagogy” by prof. Volodymyr Kemin. Since 2006, the collection of works of young scientists titled “Scientific Notes of the Institute of Foreign Languages” has been periodically published.

The proper quality of education is due to the teaching staff of six departments consisting of experienced specialists, whose creative potential is well known beyond Ukraine. The teaching and educational process provide more than 90 members of scientific and teaching personnel. Among them, there are 7 members with Doctor’s degrees, professors, 42 candidates of sciences, associate professors.

The structural divisions of the Institute include three research laboratories (“The English Linguistic and Literary Studies in the Context of Modern Foreign Language Education”, “Austrian and Ukrainian Studies”, “Laboratory of Franko Studies and Slavistics”), Polonistics Office, Laboratory of Modern Technologies of Teaching Foreign Languages and Ostap Hrytsai Simultaneous Translation Centre. The Austrian Library with a book stock of more than 5,000 volumes of foreign language literature has been operating on the basis of the Institute since September 2009. The purpose of the activities of these units is continuous improvement of the educational process by means of introducing the latest technologies, updating and developing new methodological supply, as well as conducting special scientific research and establishing cooperation with foreign educational, scientific and cultural institutions.

The Institute supports and successfully establishes new international relations with leading institutions and organizations in the field of education and science, culture, modern technologies of teaching in the USA, Austria, Germany, Poland and France. The cooperation takes place in the areas of student exchange, teacher training courses, writing and publishing scientific works, participation in scientific conferences, seminars, master classes, linguistic and ethnographic trips.

Departments of the Institute
  • Department of English Language Practice

Head: Iryna Syrko, Candidate of Philological Sciences (PhD), Associate Professor

Teaching staff: 23 lecturers, 10 of them – associate professors

Direction of scientific research: Dynamics and functioning of the language system in multicultural space

E-mail: prakt.anglmovy@ukr.net

  • Department of German Language Practice

Head: Vasyl Lopushanskyi, Candidate of Psychological Sciences (PhD), Associate Professor

Teaching staff: 13 lecturers, 4 of them – associate professors

Direction of scientific research: Ukraine and German-speaking space: linguistic, literary, cultural and educational relations

E-mail: kvajlo@ukr.net

  • Department of Germanic Languages and Translation Studies

Head: Mykola Zymomrya, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor

Teaching staff: 24 lecturers, 5 of them – professors and 10 – associate professors

Direction of scientific research: Linguistic and comparative literature studies in the context of interactions of national cultures and modern foreign language education

E-mail: translation2016@meta.ua

  • Department of Romance Philology and Comparative Studies

Head: Mariana Markova, Candidate of Philological Sciences (PhD), Associate Professor

Teaching staff: 11 lecturers, 3 of them – professors and 5 – associate professors

Direction of scientific research: Multicultural competence as a component of professional training of a teacher of foreign languages and literatures in conditions of modern education

E-mail: romphil@ukr.net

  • Department of Comparative Pedagogy and Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages

Head: Myroslava Sosiak, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences (PhD), Associate Professor

Teaching staff: 11 lecturers, 7 of them – associate professors

Direction of scientific research: Ways of forming and realizing professional foreign language education of foreign language teachers in the process of intercultural integration

E-mail: kafedra.metodyki@gmail.com

  • Department of Verbal and Intercultural Communication

Head: Oksana Pavlishak, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences (PhD), Associate Professor

Teaching staff: 20 lecturers, 1 of them – professor and 10 – associate professors

Direction of scientific research: Contents of education in the spectrum of professional communication and cultural linguistics: translation studies, linguistic, literary and pedagogical aspects

E-mail: gisselbundchen@gmail.com