IVANO-FRANKIVSK NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF OIL AND GAS
THE INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
From the history of the Department
The Department of English was founded in 1961. Since 1993 the department has been an integral part of the Institute of Liberal Arts of Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas. In 2002, the Department was transformed into the Department of English. For some time, the Department was an integral part of the Faculty of Foreign Students’ Training. Then the Department entered the newly established Faculty of Technical Translation and Documentation Science. Nowadays the Department of English is an integral part of the Institute of Humanities and Public Administration.
Training courses of ESP
The Department of English offers various courses of ESP:
- Business English,
- Scholarly English in the majoring field,
- Technical Translation,
- Professionally oriented English.
All the courses of ESL are professionally oriented. They’ll help develop the students’ knowledge of English grammar and their ability to speak and write in English as well as translate from and into English for business and study in the field. The courses are aimed at students who can write and speak basic English and wish to strengthen their main English language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Of course other skills such as pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary (professionally oriented) and spelling all play a role in effective English communication, so they are a focus of our attention too.
1. Ivanna Ozarko, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of English, Head of the Department of English
- technical communication
- the current trends and concerns in teaching English, methodologies, effective techniques for English conversation, professional educational systems of English-speaking countries;
- training specialists in industrial fields abroad and in Ukraine.
2. Nadia Tymkiv, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of English, Deputy Head of the Department of English
- technical communication,
- critical theory,
- cultural studies,
- popular culture and contemporary English literature;
- the current trends and concerns in teaching English, cross-cultural awareness, methodologies, effective techniques for English conversation, functional approaches to written texts. The scientific concerns focus on literary ethics, multiculturalism, and history and philosophy of education.
3. Inna Sakhnevych, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of English
- media studies;
- innovative methods of teaching ESL.
4. Nadia Moiseienko, teacher
- possibilities in ELT methodology, its current concern, including defining the roles of teachers and learners, critical pedagogy, interactive learning, and using innovative teaching materials;
- the relevance of theoretical enquiry to practical pedagogy, and the relationship between grammar and discourse in communicative language teaching.
5. Galyna Lazaruk, teacher
- the methods of ESP teaching and infocommunications in particular;
- ESP course design.
6. Liudmyla Boikiv, teacher
Research interests: teaching English for specific purposes.
7. Olena Melnyk, senior teacher
- distance learning as an educational method;
- identifying and analyzing the requirements for employing distance learning in FLT process as well as the technologies that make use of these requirements;
- creation of e-books for distance learning.
8. Tetiana Solomchak, teacher
- teaching technologies of scientific-technical translation in high school deals with main concepts and aspects in English learning to students of technical specialities;
- using of technical translation with modern technologies in the foreign language training in high school helps to improve the professional foreign language training of future specialists;
- Special tasks, text-books for students of technical specialities are written now.
9. Natalia Shkolna, teacher
Research interests: terminology of modern German for special purpose of industrial automation (its structure and functioning)
10. Oksana Krytsak, teacher
Research interests: different methods of teaching grammar in order to improve communicational skills.
11. Oksana Tsaruk, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of English
12. Yulia Hrybinnyk, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of English
13. Olha Ihnatiuk, senior teacher
Research interests: scientific technical translation, teaching methodology
14. Yarema Bezaniuk, teacher
Research interests: scientific translation, interpreting, comprising technical dictionaries
15. Tetiana Halai, teacher