February 5, 2017
Addressing the relevant issues of language representation, communication and teaching methodology.
On February 3, 2017, the School of Foreign Languages held the XVI International Scientific Conference Karazin Readings: Person. Language. Communication.
The Dean of the School of Foreign Languages, Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor Valentyna Pasynok, and the Associate Dean for Research, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor Nataliia Onishchenko, solemnly opened the conference.
The plenary meeting heard the reports by the leading scholars of the School. They looked into the relevant issues of cognitive science, German and Ukrainian dialogic discourses, communication studies, professional training of philologists, etc.
The conference continued its work within the framework of eight sections addressing the following areas of research: English language in contemporary communication space, speech universals, ecolinguistics; translation and interpretation studies, linguocomparative studies, ethnolinguistics; concept and its linguistic representation; parameters and pragmatics, strategies and tactics of discourse; discourse and text; modern approaches to foreign language teaching; professional training of future philologists and translators, foreign language teaching in non-language higher educational institutions.
Within the framework of the conference, there was held a workshop by the lecturer of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Cedric Reichel. The workshop was conducted in English. Mr. Reichel shared his experience in academic writing and gave practical recommendations as to writing motivation letters and preparing applications for grants.