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Effective communication skills are important for any worker, but particularly important for a medical one. Dealing with patients needs a lot of communication skills to calm them down or to let them at ease and open for effective communication. The medical worker must be able to communicate effectively with the staff, patients, family members and colleagues both of his or her native country and from abroad. Failure to communicate successfully and efficiently can affect the professional’s career. The well-formed communication skills enable to express thoughts clearly and distinctly, to analyze, to argue, to confirm or  to disprove the information, to establish interpersonal relationships, to coordinate the own actions with colleagues’ ones, to choose the best style of communication in various business situations, to make and to maintain a dialogue. Thus, effective communication skills are of the utmost importance and an essential part of building and maintaining good physician-patient and physician-colleague.

Learning the foreign languages (English, German, French) and Latin at the Department of Foreign Languages provides the transfer of socially and professionally significant information to medical students, the working out the skills of using the foreign sources in their professional activities and training the future professional for continual education. This task is performed in conditions of professionally oriented learning a foreign language and Latin. The professionally directed approach of the teaching staff at the Department of learning foreign languages (English, German, French) and Latin involves the formation of students’ abilities of foreign language communication in specific professional, business, research branches and situations, taking into consideration the particularity of professional thinking during the organization of motivational and tentatively research activities.

The Department of Foreign Languages ​​was founded in August 1957. It was headed by Senior instructor of Latin language M. Klymchuk.


In 1973 Ass. Prof. F. Okomeniuk was chosen by competition as the head of the Department. He headed the Department until May 1995.



In 1995 the Department was headed by Ass. Prof. M.M. Zakaliuzhny.


In September 1998, new subjects such as the Ukrainian language and Basis of Pedagogies appeared. The name was changed into the Department of Ukrainian and Foreign languages.


But these subjects were transferred to the Department of Philosophy and Ukrainian studies two years after. The Department received its original name – the Department of Foreign Languages.







H.B. Palasiuk, Candidate of Philosophy Sc., Ass. Prof. worked as the head of the Department (from2000 till 2006).



In 2005 the Department of Foreign Languages ​​and Philosophy as well as the Department of Ukrainian studies were joined and the Department of Foreign Languages appeared, which was headed by Ass. Prof. H.B. Palasiuk.







In 2006 the Department of Medical Informatics with the course of Physics and Special Equipment was joined with the Department of Foreign Languages ​​and Social Studies which was headed by V.P. Martseniuk, M.D., PhD, Professor.





In March 2009, the Department of Medical Informatics with Physics and the Department of Philosophy, Social Studies and Foreign Languages were founded on the basis of the Department of Informatics, Foreign Languages ​​and Social Studies. The new Department was headed by A.M. Pryshliak M.D., PhD, Professor






In July 2011, the Department of Philosophy, Social Studies and Foreign Languages was reorganized. The newly created Department of Foreign Languages and Medical Terminology was headed by O.V. Denefil, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Ass. Prof.

The Department of Foreign Languages Staff. 2016


In August 2015, The Department received its original name – the Department of Foreign Languages. It was headed by I.A. Prokop, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Ass. Prof.


Since January 2017, the Department of Foreign Languages has been headed by N.O. Fedchyshyn, Dr.habil.Ed., Ass. Prof.






Head of the Department  –

Nadiia Fedchyshyn

Dr.habil.Ed., Ph.D., Associate Professor



The Department Staff consists of 1 Dr.habil.Ed., Ass. Prof. Nadiya Fedchyshyn, 2 Candidates of Philosophy Sc., Ass. Professors Mariia Bobak and Halyna Palasiuk, 5 Candidates of Pedagogical Sc., Ass. Professors Iryna Prokop, Mariya Kuchma, Halyna Klisch, Nataliya Yelagina and Halyna Navolska, 6 Candidates of Pedagogical Sc. Tetiana Horpinich, Mariya Kichula, Tetiana Korolova, Olha Kolodnytska, Ivanna Humenna and Yaryna Nakhaieva,2 Candidates of Philology Sc., Ass. Professors Tetiana Savaryn and Halyna Kitura, 2 Candidates of  Philology Kateryna Oleksiy and Ivanna Vorona, 3 instructors Mariya Voloschuk, Iryna Mamchur and Olha Atamanova, 1 senior laboratory worker Nina Danyliuk.


Teaching Staff of the Department

Head of the Department of Foreign Languages

Nadiya Fedchyshyn,

Dr.habil.Ed., Ph.D.,

Associate Professor  


 fedchyshynno@tdmu.edu.ua 

PERSONAL PROFILE


Vice Head of the Department of Foreign Languages
Halyna Klishch,

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor  

klishchhi@tdmu.edu.ua

PERSONAL PROFILE


Halyna Palasiuk,

Candidate of Philosophy Sciences, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor

palasyuk@tdmu.edu.ua


Mariia Bobak,


Candidates of Philosophy Sciences, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor



Iryna Prokop,

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor

prokop@tdmu.edu.ua


Tetiana Savaryn,

Candidate of Philology Sciences, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor

savaryn@tdmu.edu.ua


Mariia Kuchma,

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor

kychmamo@tdmu.edu.ua


Natalia Yelagina,

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor  
yelaginani@tdmu.edu.ua



Tetiana Horpinich,

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor

gorpinich@tdmu.edu.ua


Ivanna Vorona,

Candidate of Philology Sciences, PhD,

Assistant Professor

voronai@tdmu.edu.ua




Kateryna Oleksiy,

Candidate of Philological Sciences, PhD,

Assistant Professor

oleksij@tdmu.edu.ua


PERSONAL PROFILE


Mariia Kichula,

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences,  PhD, Instructor

kishylamj@tdmu.edu.ua

PERSONAL PROFILE


Tetiana Korolova,

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor

tkachuktv @tdmu.edu.ua



Mariya Voloschuk,

Instructor

volochukmv@tdmu.edu.ua



Yaryna Nakhaieva,

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Ph.D.,

Instructor




Ivanna Humenna,

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Ph.D., Instructor

gumenna@tdmu.edu.ua


Olha Kolodnytska,

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Ph.D., Instructor

kolodnytska_ol@tdmu.edu.ua



Nina Danyliuk,


Senior Laboratory Assistant

dannin@tdmu.edu.ua

PERSONAL PROFILE


 

Educational and methodical work


The teaching staff of foreign language department is constantly working to improve the organization of the educational process in accordance with the requirements of modern pedagogy, individual approach to learning and the personal qualities of a student and his ability to work productively.

Knowledge of foreign languages in today’s world is believed to be an integral part of the image of high achiever. Mastery of foreign languages broadens your worldview, enables you to understand cultures and customs of other nations, opens up almost limitless possibilities in communication and establishment of professional connections.



At meetings of the Educational and Methodological Council key methodological issues of teaching and the state of the teaching of educational process are discussed, the implementation of credit-modular system of educational process at the University, the criteria for assessment of student learning on organizational and methodological of teaching courses in English on the progress of computerization of the educational process, the results of the control cutoff knowledge of students of institutes and faculties, measures to improve their performance and so on.



Work methodical seminar focuse more on teachers with experience of 5 years: graduate students, professors, who do not have sufficient teaching experience. Attendance of these sessions is high precisely because of motivation.

Work methodological and methodical seminars is crucial for improving teaching skills, exchange most recent scientific information, and therefore gives rise to a growing interest in learning. First of all, it concerns young teachers who are able to study in their senior colleagues.


Our vision and purpose make it critical that we maintain dynamic, creative and informed ways of engaging students with practice. Practice-oriented education means more than just preparing students for current employability. Graduates will be employed in a world where professional knowledge, practices and contexts will change dramatically over time, so we need to prepare them to be lifelong learners in an 'unknown future'.


Innovative methods of teaching are a goal of our teching staff. Teaching students in ways that keep them engaged and interested in the material can sometimes be a challenge. In the short-attention span world we live in, it can be harder than ever to keep high school students excited and engrossed in learning.


Teaching aids reinforce the spoken or written words with concrete images and thus provide rich perceptual images which are the bases to learning. When these materials are used in an interrelated way, they make learning permanent. They provide for a great variety of methods. They bring the outside world into the classroom and make us teach efficiently. In order to derive the advantages of using teaching aids, a teacher needs the knowledge of different types of teaching aids available, their place in the teaching-learning process and the methods of their evaluation. Teaching aids supplement the efforts of the teacher and they do not supplant him.



All teaching aids can be classified as under:

* Audio-Visual Aids: Language Laboratory, Smart Board, Television, LCD Projector, Sound Motion Picture, Record Player, Tape Recorder, Compact Disc Player.

* Visual-Activity Aids: Pictures, Photographs, Flash Cards, Poster, Charts, Diagrams, Graphs, Maps, Cartoons, Demonstration Programs.

Audio-Visual Aids

In modern teaching trends, it is advisable for every school to have audio-visual aids at secondary and higher secondary level for teaching and learning. It includes language lab and smart board with a variety of audio and video materials.

Computers, tablets, digital cameras, videoconferencing technology and GPS devices can enhance a student’s learning experience. Possible uses of classroom technology include using video games to teach math and foreign languages, leveraging Skype to communicate with classrooms or guest speakers from around the world, or multimedia projects that allow students to explore subject matter using film, audio and even software they create.

The following manuals were published at the Department: “The Manual in Anatomy and Clinical Terminology”, the manual for the students of medical establishments “The Latin language”, the manual for the students of higher medical establishments of the 1-2 levels of accreditation “The Latin language and the fundamentals of medical terminology”, text-book “The Latin language” for the students of pharmaceutical faculties, the manual for the students of higher medical establishments of the IV level of accreditation: “The Latin language and fundamentals of medical terminology” in English and Ukrainian, educational methodological manual (workbook) in Religious studies in English for the international students, educational methodological manual (workbook) in Latin for the external students of pharmaceutical faculty, the manual “The Professional English Language”, textbook in English «Medical English for Pharmacists: Reading Comprehension» and some articles on education and methodology. The teaching staff of the Department work in working-groups in order to write Ukrainian manuals in English for the students whose specialties are “General Medicine”, “Medical and Preventive Care" and in Latin for the students of pharmaceutical faculties.

The manuals published by the department staff


Individual work is paid much attention at our department. Advantages of individual work are that the students can edit the tasks for them in the appropriate speed and learning style. The tasks can be assessed individually and the level of details can be adjusted. Each student is challenged to develop their own activities, so that teaching content used to be practiced and reinforced. It can also be provided differently difficult tasks.

One reason for asking students to work individually on a task is so that they can prepare their personal ideas, views or arguments in response to a problem or a piece of stimulus material. It makes sense for this kind of preparation to be undertaken before the session, but there may also be times within a seminar when it is helpful to give students an opportunity to work alone. If students are given time to prepare an answer rather than being obliged to provide immediate responses, they are more likely to produce a considered response and likely to benefit from the time spent working out an appropriate answer. A second reason for asking students to work on their own is to provide an opportunity for the seminar leader to talk with individuals to gauge and respond to students’ understanding.

Students of faculty of medicine, faculty of pharmacy, faculty of dentistry and the institute of Nursing acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of a foreign language and Latin.


The Department of Foreign Languages provides the following courses:


Faculty of Medicine

  • Specialty “Medicine”:

    • "English" – for the 1st year students;

    • "German" – for the 1st year students;

    • "French" – for the 1st year students;

    • "Latin" – for the 1st year students;

    • "English for specific purposes" – for the 2nd year students;
    • "German for specific purposes" – for the 2nd year students;
    • "French for specific purposes" – for the 2nd year students;


  • Specialty “Physical therapy, ergotherapy”:

    • "English for specific purposes" – for the 1st year students;

    • "Germanfor specific purposes" – for the 1st year students;

    • "French"for specific purposes" – for the 1st year students;

    • "Latin" – for the 1st year students;



Faculty of Dentistry

  • Specialty “Dentistry”:

    • "English" – for the 1st year students;

    • "German" – for the 1st year students;

    • "French" – for the 1st year students;

    • "Latin" – for the 1st year students;

    • "English for specific purposes" – for the 1st year students;

    • "German for specific purposes" – for the 1st year students;

    • "French for specific purposes" – for the 1st year students;


Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Specialty “Pharmacy”:

    • "English" – for the 1st year students;

    • "German" – for the 1st year students;

    • "French" – for the 1st year students;

    • "Latin" – for the 1st year students;

    • "English for specific purposes" – for the 2nd year students;

    • "German for specific purposes" – for the 2nd year students;

    • "French for specific purposes" – for the 2nd year students;

International students faculty

  • Specialty 222 “Medicine”

     · «Latin language and medical terminology» - for 1st year students

  • Specialty 221 “Dentistry”

   ·   «Latin language» - for 1st year students

  • Specialty 226 “Pharmacy”

   · «Latin language» - for 1st year students

Institute of Nursing

  • Specialty “Nursing”:

    • "English" – for the 1st year students;

    • "German" – for the 1st year students;

    • "French" – for the 1st year students;

    • "Latin" – for the 1st year students;

    • "English for specific purposes" – for the 2nd year students;

    • "German for specific purposes" – for the 2nd year students;

    • "French for specific purposes" – for the 2nd year students;

    • "The Ukrainian Language" – for the 1st year students;

    • "Humanities" – for the 2nd year students;

    • "The Art of Speaking" – for the 2nd year students;

    • "Introduction and Composition to Literature" – for the 1st year students;

    • "Official English" – for the 1st year students.


Research at the Department

    The main research fields include the development and implementation of methods of teaching humanities in the context of formation of linguistic competence of medical students. Gained teaching and research experience is summarized in complex scientific research: "Methods of forming sociocultural competence of students at higher educational institutions" (2006–2009 years); "Formation of linguistic competence of medical students in the study of humanities and Social Studies "(2009–2012 years). Since 2012 the department staff has been working on complex scientific theme: "The formation of discursive foreign language competence of future health care workers using innovative technologies."

    The research object - teaching and speech activity of future health care workers. The aim is to develop, justify theoretically and approbate experimentally the formation methods of discursive competence of future health care workers using innovative technologies.

    The Department Staff takes an active part in national and international scientific and methodological conferences and symposia.

    Teachers carry out research in philology and pedagogy, including teaching methods and history of pedagogy. Subjects of scientific and methodological teachers’ research are associated with the department specialty and cover a wide range of problems in methods of teaching languages.

    In 2014 the teaching staff of the department published 43 Scientific Articles (including 4 with impact factor), 70 theses (including 10 abroad). Teachers are actively involved in national and international scientific and methodological conferences and symposia. In particular, during this year, teachers participated in 30 international and national conferences, forums and seminars.

    During 2014 teachers of the department defended 3 PhD theses (K.B. Oleksiy - 27.05.2014, Scientific Supervisor - Ph.D., Professor O.A. Kopus; T.I. Horpinich - 24.06.2014, Scientific Supervisor - Ph.D., Professor L. I. Morska; I.I. Vorona - 26.06.2014, Scientific Supervisor - Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor S.L. Lisnyak).


Educational work

Educational work at the Department of Foreign Languages ​​embraces all the areas of personal development of a young individuality and conforms to the basic principles of the Concept of future doctors and pharmacists’ formation, which presupposes not only professional expertise, but also knowledge of the human soul and heart and the ability to understand another person.


In their work, teachers proceed from understanding education as a multifaceted and complex process that involves the formation of a system of values. At a higher medical school, these values should include positive ​​attitudes to themselves and other people, as well as the attitude to the profession, society and native state. The goal of educational work at a higher medical school is the formation of a full-fledged citizen of Ukraine, a bearer of universal values ​​and moral standards, and most importantly – a successful noble erudite specialist.

Since the foundation of the department much attention has been paid to the formation of doctor’s individuality. Tutors regularly organize educational workshops and round table discussions in order to discuss current issues and provide educational work.

In order to adapt foreign students to the new linguosocial environment and to harmonize the process of mastering new disciplines, tutors regularly carry out informative and educational workshops, encourage the students to participate in the cultural events of the university.


In order to bring up a full-fledged personality with a delicate aesthetic taste and to cultivate intellectual and spiritual values, tutors together with the students regularly visit cultural and artistic events of the university and the city, theatres, cinemas, art galleries. Vocational education at the department is provided by means of discussions of issues related to the activities of future professionals during the educational talks and foreign language classes.

To cultivate patriotic feelings, students are regularly involved in patriotic activities at the university and the city, visit museums and exhibitions that highlight the difficult but heroic struggle of the Ukrainian people for their independence.


Photo Galleries


A picture can tell a thousand words. Our photo galleries give a unique view of student and department life, the work of our staff, and our community as a whole. We welcome you to flip through the current galleries and return often for more glimpses into life at the Department of Foreign Languages.


The Department of Foreign Languages Staff. December 2011


Associate Professor Bobak M.I. with students of English Society


Students are attending their English lesson conducted by Associate Professor Yelagina N.I.


Students are attending their German lesson conducted by Assistant Professor Horpinich T.I.


Assistant Professor Oleksiy K.B. conducts the English Courses for the teaching staff of the university


Students are attending their French lesson conducted by Assistant Professor Korolova T.V.

Associate Professor Yelagina N.I. and Senior Laboratory Assistant Danyliuk N.M. are updating the bank of tests in the “Moodle” system



Assistant Professor Tetiana Horpinich together with Peace Corps Volunteer Joanne Munisteri




Religious tour to Zarvanytsia



An experience with AIESEC. 2017.


Contacts


DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES



Address: Doroshenka Str., 7, Ternopil

Tel.: (0352) 43-12-78

E-mail:   in_mov@tdmu.edu.ua