Department of German Philology and Translation


The Department of German Philology and Translation (formerly referred to as the Department of German Philology) was founded in 1960 and provides training of specialists majoring in Philology: Lecturer/ Translator /Interpreter of German and English Languages.

The faculty of the department includes 3 full professors, 12 associate professors and 7 senior lecturers. They give lectures, organise workshops and individual consultations, monitor students' knowledge, develop educational programs and curricula, publish textbooks, create tests to evaluate educational achievements of students, use new forms and methods of teaching , conduct research in linguistics and literature studies, complete organization tasks. Lecturers of the department provide 22 courses.

Under the guidance of prof. Bezugla L.R. students work in a poetic studio where they learn the principles of poetry translation.

Employees of the department organize visits to foreign culture centers (German Study Center "Nuremberg House", Culture Center "German Library", Culture Center "Austrian Library") and encourage students to participate in scholarship programs of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, “Erasmus”, “PASCH”.

The department maintains close ties with the Goethe-Institut and the DAAD German Academic Exchange Service. Each year DAAD lecturers work at the department as members of faculty (this year, the DAAD lecturer is Vera Tersteegen).

The department organizes methodical seminars and master classes on methods of foreign languages and translation teaching, including seminars for students, university professors and teachers. Employees of the department improve their skills engaging in scholarship programs and internships in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Thanks to active participation in methodological conferences and seminars (including online ones), as well as advanced training programs abroad, lecturers of the department get to know about European research of teaching methodology and apply the gained experience in their work.

Members of the department act as jurors of student competitions in German language,student competitions in translation from the German language and research work competitions in schools (Small Academy of Sciences of Ukraine).

The Head of the Department is Associate Professor Viktor Kryvenko.

Contact Information

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

Inquiries at: (057) 707-53-43

E-mail: germphil@karazin.ua