Svitlana SOTNYKOVA


Associate professor at the Department of German Philology and Translation, PhD in Philology.

Education:

  • 1988 — graduation from O. M. Gorky Kharkiv State University

Defended dissertations:

  • PhD thesis: "Language means of comic In German folk tales" (1997).

Professional Career:

  • 1988 — department assistant, Department of German Philology, Kharkiv State University;
  • 1988 — 1998 — lecturer, Department of German Philology;
  • 1993–1996 — postgraduate student, Kharkiv State University;
  • since 1998 — associate professor, Department of German Philology and Translation, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

Scholarly endeavor:

  • Areas of expertise: stylistics, text linguistics, folklore studies, didactics.
  • Has circa 60 scientific publications.
  • Advised 1 PhD student in German Linguistics.

Teaching activities:

  • Courses: “Practical Course of German Language” (for the 4th year students),“German Stylistics”, “Comparative Stylistics”, “Text Linguistics”.
  • Juror of the III-rd (2000 - 2003) the IV-th stage (2010–2012) of All-Ukrainian Student Olympiad in German Language.
  • Member of the 3rd (final) round of the All-Ukrainian competition "Teacher of the Year - 2018" in the nomination "German language" (2018).
  • Expert of the Ukrainian Center for Educational Quality Assessment.
  • Coach for conducting methodological trainings for pedagogical staff (2013 - till now).
  • Author and co-author of more than 130 education publications, including 20 textbooks approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Other Achievements:

  • Member of the Academic Council of the Foreign Languages School at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
  • Internships in Germany sponsored by DAAD (1994–1995, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2014, 2016), Goethe Institut (2008, 2014, 2015, 2018), Partnerschaftsverein Charkiw-Nürnberg (2002, 2012), Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (2011).
  • Winner in the All-Ukrainian Textbook Contests for Comprehensive Educational Institutions (2005 - 2017).
  • Certificates of the Main Department of Education and Science of Kharkiv Regional State Administration (2001 - for the preparation of the third stage of the All-Ukrainian Student Olympiad; 2006 - for the victory in the All-Ukrainian Textbook Competition).
  • Certificate of merit from the Mayor of Kharkiv for a significant personal contribution to the development of cooperation between Kharkiv and Nuremberg (Germany) (2010).
  • Third Degree Award of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University for excellence in work (2012).
  • Diploma of the 1st degree of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University for winning the XVIII Exhibition Contest for Educational and Scientific Literature (2017).
  • Certificate of merit from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Institute of Innovative Technologies and Content of Education, Institute of Pedagogy of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Ukrainian Association of Publishers and Book Distributors for participation in the All-Ukrainian Pedagogical Interactive Marathon “Open Education Studies“ Qualitative Education is… ”" (2015).
  • Certificate of merit from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the State Scientific Institution "Institute for the Modernization of the Content of Education" for fulfilling the duties of a member of the jury of the All-Ukrainian "Teacher of the Year - 2018" competition in the nomination "German language" (2018).

Main publications:

  1. Языковая репрезентация пространства в тексте немецкой народной сказки // Вісник Харківського національного університету імені В.Н.Каразіна, №741. – Харків: Константа, 2006. – С.153 – 156.
  2. Лингвостилистические средства комической номинации сказочных персонажей (на материале немецких народных сказок) // Вісник Дніпропетровського університету, № 4/1. – Дніпропетровськ: ДНУ, 2007. – С. 284 – 289.
  3. Особливості функціонування деяких текстових категорій в текстах німецьких народних казок (стаття) // Вісник Харківського національного університету імені В.Н.Каразіна. – 2008. – № 811. – С. 76 – 80.
  4. Особливості викладання німецької мови як другої іноземної в загальноосвітніх навчальних закладах // Німецька мова в школі: науково-методичний журнал. – 2009. – № 1. – С. 10 – 12.
  5. Інтерактивні завдання в навчанні німецької мови // Німецька мова в школі: науково-методичний журнал. – 2010. – № 2. – С. 8 – 14.
  6. Засоби комізму в ономастиконі німецьких народних казок // Вісник Харківського національного університету імені В.Н.Каразіна. – 2010. – № 930. – С. 131 – 135.

Contact Information

Address: room 7-68, 4, Svobody Sq., Kharkiv, 61022

Tel.: (057) 707-53-43

E-mail: germphil@karazin.ua