The Department of Methods and Practice of Teaching a Foreign Language has performed a wide range of activities in terms of development of conceptual approaches of studying foreign language competence with subsequent approbation by the process of education, as well as methods of theoretical and practical training of lecturers and translators.
The Department’s faculty is constantly working on development and improvement of syllabi, lecture notes, materials and tasks for students’ self-study work, tests, examination materials, assessment criteria, electronic versions of textbooks, pedagogical and assistant practice programs.
The Department of methods and practice of teaching a foreign language in its work is guided by the main slogan of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University "Classics ahead of time". For us, this means that we do not reject the experience in the methods of teaching foreign languages that has been acquired over the centuries, but on the contrary, we accumulate this experience and enrich it in accordance with the requirements of the modern world and modern needs.
The main objective of the staff of the department is to train first-class foreign language philologists, as well as to give our graduates such a basis of knowledge and skills that would guarantee their high qualification for the work as translators and teachers of foreign languages for both secondary and higher schools.
In order to achieve this goal, the department’s staff conducts research in the field of teaching methods, and shares their achievements when participating in methodological seminars of different levels, national and international conferences, and publishing their scientific papers. The use of modern computer and Internet technologies has also become part of our groundbreaking research.
The department is flexible in choosing methods of foreign languages teaching. At junior levels, where the first purpose lies in the formation of basic foreign language skills, the emphasis is made on the use of traditional methods ‒ grammar-translation, audio-lingual and audio-visual methods, while at senior levels the bulk of the time is devoted to the formation of speech skills, various techniques of intensive methods, suggestopedia method, as well as the project method, case and computer technologies of teaching foreign languages are widely used.
Electronic collection of theses of the reports of students "Bachelor's Online Readings":
Электронный сборник тезисов докладов студентов "Молодые специалисты ‒ будущее науки":