Department of Foreign Languages for the Humanities

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Strategy of Development

The Department of Foreign Languages for the Humanities was established on 16 June 1998 based on the University Department of Foreign Languages founded in 1959. The Department provides teaching English and German at the Humanity faculties to full-time and part-time students, in groups of MA and PhD students. Teaching staff: 12 docents,  1 senior lecturer, 30 lecturers. The head of the Department is R. I. Dudok (Docent, PhD).

The first head of University Department of Foreign Languages was S.O. Hursky. During twenty years the department was headed by prof. K.Ya. Kusko. Teaching foreign language by the Department focuses on developing communication skills and acquiring knowledge on foreign languages for specific purposes. 14 teachers have worked on such state budget themes as “Foreign Languages as the Languages for Specific Purposes ”, “Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages for Specific Purposes” and “Lingvodidactic Organization of Teaching Foreign Languages at the Humanity Faculties “(Head – prof. K.Ya. Kusko).


Chairperson, Professor (by-worker)Roman DudokChairperson, Professor (by-worker)
ProfessorIryna SavkaProfessor
Associate ProfessorOlga DzhulykAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorNatalya HrynyaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOlha IvashchyshynAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorVolodymyr KhomaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOlena KovalchukAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorLiliya KuznyetsovaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorValentyna MaksymukAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorSvitlana MarkelovaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOlha MatviienkivAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOleksandra OstrovskaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOksana PotochnyakAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorAlla RaduAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorEvelina ShabaykovychAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorIryna ShaynerAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorIvan TeplyyAssociate Professor
Senior LecturerVasyl ChornyiSenior Lecturer
LecturerOl'ha AliyevaLecturer
LecturerOksana AndrushchakLecturer
LecturerAnetta ArtsyshevskaLecturer
LecturerIhor DevlyshLecturer
LecturerRoman HnativLecturer
LecturerLyudmyla HornostayLecturer
LecturerZoreslava HukLecturer
LecturerUlyana IvaneykoLecturer
LecturerOlena IvvasyutaLecturer
LecturerNataliya KitseraLecturer
LecturerOlga KrasilnikovaLecturer
LecturerOrest KrasivskyiLecturer
LecturerOlena KulchytskaLecturer
LecturerNataliya KurylkoLecturer
LecturerOksana LozynskaLecturer
LecturerHalyna MalynovskaLecturer
LecturerYuliya MasyukevychLecturer
LecturerOksana MikulaLecturer
LecturerRoman MonastyrskyiLecturer
LecturerUlyana MykytchynLecturer
LecturerNataliia MyronenkoLecturer
LecturerLyudmyla PoplavskaLecturer
Lecturer, Department Secretary (by-worker)Anna RutarLecturer, Department Secretary (by-worker)
LecturerAnastasiya RyzhaLecturer
LecturerUlyana RyzhaLecturer
LecturerOlena SamusevychLecturer
LecturerIryna ShabaykovychLecturer
LecturerOksana SteblevychLecturer
LecturerOlvia VysotskaLecturer
LecturerTetyana YaremkoLecturer
LecturerOlena Znas'Lecturer
Senior Department SecretaryOlena SamusevychSenior Department Secretary
Department SecretaryOksana KrokhinaDepartment Secretary

Teaching materials

The Department teachers participated in the European Tempus-Tacis Program and the Partnership between the Ivan Franko National University of L’viv and the University of Oregon, the USA. The teachers completed the courses of “Academic Writing” and “Computer Assisted Language Learning” and got the certificates of the University of Oregon.

With the assistance of  the Partnership Program, Center for English Academic Writing has been founded by a team of teachers who can provide qualitative advice and organize professional training in English Academic Writing. The purpose of the Center is to help university teachers and students, school teachers and pupils as well as other people interested in issues relating to English Academic Writing. The Center offers effective approaches that meet the modern Ukrainian educational and cultural context.

10 teachers of the Department have taken reasearch and language courses of training in leading universities of Europe and the USA. The teachers have also been collaborating with the British Council in Ukraine, Goethe Institute, European Writing Centers Association(EWCA), European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW) and TESOL.

Main scientific-methodological materials

Максимук В. М. Англійська мова за фаховим спрямуванням підготовки доктора філософії


Reseachers of the department published seven monographs, among them 3 collective ones, more than 600 articles and conference abstracts, 6 textbooks, 14 manuals, 206 methodological guidelines and programs. The department regularly runs regional seminar “Problems of Discourse Theory and Text Linguistics” (founder – prof. K.Ya. Kusko). Lecturers of the Department supervise work on writing theses by PhD students. More than 30 theses have been defended.

Every year teachers of the Department present at regional and international conferences. Complex system of level language learning at the Humanity faculties has been elaborated and corresponding teaching programs have been worked out. This methodology has been tested and implemented in teaching process.

Affiliate resource center where students learn foreign languages through new technology and computer-oriented programs has been working. Computer tests for students of the Humanity faculties have been elaborated.

For many years the Department has been practicing the defence of course and diploma papers in foreign languages. Every year the competition for the best knowledge of foreign languages (English, German.) is organized for students of the Humanity faculties.


15.02.2020 | 19:52

On Friday, February 14, the Faculty of Law of  Ivan Franko National University of Lviv hosted the Foreign Languages Olympiad held by the Foreign Languages Teachers of the Humanities Faculties.
The program of the Olympiad included the performance of test tasks and presentation of a communicative message within the proposed topics. The works of the participants were evaluated according to the developed criteria for each type of speech activity.

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Congratulations on Successful Defense of the Dissertation

29.12.2019 | 08:51

The staff of the Faculty of Foreign Languages sincerely congratulates the lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages for Humanities Faculties Olena Kovalchuk and her scientific advisor Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor Zoryana Kotsyuba with a successful defense of the dissertation for the degree of a Ph.D.

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