Stus str., 2
Tel: 0432 56-24-94
Greetings from Department of Ukrainian Language and Culture!
A doctor has three weapons:
A word, plants, knife
1978 was a remarkable year in the University’s history, since foreign citizens got an opportunity to study medicine at this educational institution.
Sub-department of Russian Language, chaired by O. Petrushenko, was created with the purpose of strengthening connections of the syllabus with future professional activity and achieving better results in training students’ communicative, lingual and sociocultural competences.
Department of Russian Language, chaired by Ph.D. in Philology G. Vasylenko, was founded in 1979 as a part of pre-university courses for foreign students.
Russian Language Department of primary faculties was created in 1980 and chaired by L. Klimova; later Ph.D. in Philology L. Baranova was appointed as Chairman of the Department.
In 1993, the primary faculty and the pre-university courses united into Department of Russian language chaired by Ph.D. in Philology professor G. Vasylenko (on the photo below).
The Department’s history comprises following stages:
1979-1991: Formation of the educational system directed on the efficient work with the medical students who came from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America took place in this period; scientific research was commenced in equal measure. The Department staff studied the ways of better adaptation of foreign students to new social surrounding and surveyed effective language-teaching techniques with the purpose of promoting the efficiency of students’ further training in basic subjects.
In this period a lot of efforts were taken to maintain productive interaction among the teachers of language and natural sciences, and on creating a reliable system of pre-university foreign students’ academic progress assessment.
It is important to mention the core staff members who established the Department’s good traditions. They are N. Belyakova, T. Bila, T. Bilokon, T. Bogdan, L. Baranova, I. Vasyura, L. Glavatska, I. Goncharova, O. Znakharenko, T. Kalyabina, L. Klokonosova, A. Kozachuk, S. Kondratovych, S. Kryjanivsky, G. Kryukova, V. Levadna, T. Malynkovska, O. Matsko, L. Mynchakova, L. Nesterenko, O. Nychiporuk, G. Petruk, O. Petrushenko, L. Pysarenko, L. Ponomaryova, O. Ryabokon, O. Svobodny, N. Stratyichuk, S. Chernyakevich, N. Shelyagova, T. Shytova, L. Tyshchenko, N. Yadvijina.
First graduation (1979)
During summer holidays in 1980-1991 the Department staff consisting of N. Belyakova, T. Bilokon, L. Garbar, V. Gromovy, Y. Gubanov, L. Grin, I. Vasyura, L. Klokonosova, G. Petruk, L. Pysarenko, N. Stratyichuk, L. Tyshchenko, S. Chernyakevich organized students’ educational employment in “Drujba” camp located in Shipinky village, Vinnytsya region. Both domestic and foreign students were invited to help gathering harvest meanwhile learning more about Ukrainian rural traditions.
1992-2004: The Unit acquired a new title “Department of Ukrainian and Russian Languages”. Staff’s daily work was devoted to creation and implementation of new educational programs, lectures, guidelines, different tests and exam materials based on recently-introduced disciplines “Ukrainian Language Tutorial” (currently titled “Ukrainian Language: Professional Aspects”), and “Introduction to Pedagogy” issued both for domestic and foreign students.
When Ukraine became a sovereign independent state, there occurred drastic changes in approaches to education of foreign students. Implementation of democratic values has set a requirement to renovate the educational material in textbooks and guidelines. The authors added information on the most outstanding achievements of domestic science and culture, supplemented professional medical vocabulary with new entries and determined the terms of inclusive development of prospective doctors.
In 1995, the Department’s staff member L. Tyshchenko successfully defended her thesis and obtained doctoral degree in Philology.
In those years the Department employed a number of graduates from philological faculties and specialists in teaching Russian as foreign language including V. Bogachuk, L. Grin, Y. Gubanov, N. Gubanova, O. Dudnik, N. Ivashkevich, N. Kalashnik, I. Koval, Y. Koval, G. Krayevska, N. Kryjanivska, Y. Kukuruza, V. Lisova, M. Lisovy, O. Lysenko, L. Matusevych, S. Panchenko, L. Slobodyanyuk, L. Tkachenko, N. Shur.
In 2004, the Unit’s title was changed to “Department of Ukrainian Language and Culture”.
Important scientific research was completed in this period covering:
- optimization of language teaching at higher medical schools;
- planning, organization and realization of continuous language training of foreign students;
- discussing the requirements to modern textbook authors and authorship conditions.
In 2006, the Department staff member M. Lisovy defended his thesis and obtained doctoral degree in Pedagogy.
Since 2009 the Department employed a number of new teachers including Ph.D. in Pedagogy V. Baltremus, Ph.D. in Philology Y. Bilyk, Ph.D. in Philology L. Dmytruk, T. Vrublevska, N. Grom, A. Gulevych, T. Lanova, V. Lysogora, T. Polytsya and K. Polyanska.
In this period a number of teachers obtained their doctoral degrees in Philology: G. Krayevska (2010), T. Polytsya (2016), T. Vrublevska (2018), L. Matusevych (2019); and in Pedagogy: N. Kalashnik (2015).
Lifelong professional activity of domestic and foreign medical celebrities became an object of scientific research of the Department staff members, and a reliable basis of creating language education materials for medical students.
Implementation of “Ukrainian as a Foreign Language” course required renovation of educational materials. The Department staff was divided into teams of authors with the purpose of issuing textbooks and guidelines. Author team consisting of G. Vasylenko, L. Tyshchenko, O. Dudnik, G. Krayevska, L. Pysarenko, S. Chernyakevich and N. Kryjanivska compiled and published A1 and A2 levels textbook with its basic phonetic and elementary lexical-grammatical contents.
Another team of authors consisting of L. Tyshchenko, O. Dudnik, V. Lysogora, T. Polytsya, S. Chernyakevich, G. Krayevska, L. Slobodyanyuk and N. Kryjanivska completed and published basic level textbook covering social and cultural topics with the purpose of helping foreign students develop A2 level speech competence.
Intermediate level (B1) educational materials authored by L. Tyshchenko, M. Lisovy, O. Dudnik, L. Matusevych, L. Dmytruk, Y. Kukuruza, G. Krayevska, G. Vasylenko, V. Lysogora, O. Matsko, N. Stratyichuk and L. Tkachenko are helpful for the students who use Ukrainian language in professional environment.
Department of Ukrainian Language and Culture comprises two sub-departments:
- Ukrainian Language: Professional Aspects
- Ukrainian (or Russian) as a Foreign Language
Ukrainian Language: Professional Aspects sub-department consists of six teachers. They are Y. Bilyk, L. Dmytruk, G. Krayevska, M. Lisovy, L. Pysarenko, and O. Lysenko.
G. Krayevska authored the monograph “Folk Terminology of Central Podillya Region: Materials to Replenish Ukrainian Language Vocabulary”; other teachers authored well-known textbooks covering professional aspects of Ukrainian language. M. Lisovy and L. Pysarenko contributed to the national “Ukrainian language: Professional Aspects” textbook by writing Unit 2 and Paragraphs 2.6, 2.7, issued by “Medicine” publishing house in 2017. M. Lisovy authored “Professional Communication Culture” textbook published in 2010.
The teachers of the sub-department introduced Ukrainian language guidelines helping students better prepare to practical classes and learn educational topics more carefully.
These materials optimize lingual culture and professional communication skills of prospective medical specialists.
Sub-department staff actively participates in both domestic and international scientific conferences, symposiums and seminars dedicated to optimization of Ukrainian language teaching in higher educational establishments and general functioning of Ukrainian language.
Students are welcome to take part in annual International Ukrainian Language Competition named after Petro Yatsek; in International Students’ Ukrainian Language Contest named after Taras Shevchenko, and in Ukrainian language academic competitions.
It is important to mention remarkable achievements in Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Language Contest recorded by University students: O. Krokhmalyuk (7a group, Faculty of Medicine №1) won 1st prize in 2017; A. Patlatyuk (6a group, Faculty of Medicine №1) won 3rd prize in 2018.
Students’ scientific circle named “Culture of Professional Communication” led by M. Lisovy has been functioning at the Department since 2011.
First-year students and their teachers are welcome to take part in writing national radio-transmitted dictation traditionally held on the Day of Ukrainian Language and Literacy (9th of November, also Nestor the Chronicler Commemoration Day).
Department teachers and scientific library team members invite students and university staff to take part in International Native Language Day, annually held on the 21st of February.
Ukrainian (or Russian) as a Foreign Language sub-department consists of 23 staff members including 1 professor, 10 teachers with doctoral degrees in Philology and Pedagogy, 8 senior lecturers, 5 senior teachers and 6 teachers with no scientific degrees. Along with it 10 staff members are awarded with English language exam certificates (B2 level) and higher education degrees in English language.
The sub-department staff actively participates in international scientific conferences, workshops, discussion groups; works on replenishment of dictionaries, issues monographs, textbooks and guidelines. Team of authors consisting of G. Vasylenko, L. Dmytruk, L. Tyshchenko, T. Polytsya, S. Chernyakevych, Y. Kukuruza, V. Lysogora, and L. Matusevych issued elementary level textbook for the students who just start learning Ukrainian language. This textbook’s purpose is to intensify the development of communicative competences training students’ basic speaking skills helping them express current wants and needs.
In 2018, team of authors consisting of G. Vasylenko, L. Tyshchenko, and T. Polytsya issued units 5-10 of “Ukrainian as a Foreign Language: Vol. 1” national (inter-department) textbook.
Team of authors consisting of G. Vasylenko, O. Nychiporuk, V. Lisova, S. Chernyakevych issued and published the Ukrainian language introductory course for foreign students studying at pre-university department.
In process of studying Ukrainian language students have an opportunity to learn more about local culture, history and traditions. Students are welcome to take part in local events involving themselves in social interaction.
One of the best opportunities to learn more about Ukraine’s traditions is to take part in scientific conference “Ethnicity, Language and Culture” traditionally held at the Faculty of Journalism of the Vinnytsya State Pedagogical University.
Teaching staff invites foreign students to take part in city tours and excursions:
Attending Scientific Library
Travelling around Ukraine and going sightseeing is a positive emotional experience.
Foreign students’ vocal ensemble led by N. Bila invites talented participants. These music bands add Ukrainian folk songs to their repertoire. The creative work of the vocal bands enjoys great popularity within university community and beyond it.
New Year Concert
The Department staff currently consists of 1 professor, 10 doctorate degree holders (8 of them work on positions of senior lecturers), 5 senior teachers, 6 teachers with no degree, 2 senior assistants and 3 department assistants.
The Department is in charge of the following disciplines:
- Ukrainian Language: Professional Aspects
- Ukrainian as a Foreign Language
- Efficient Communication as an Indicator of Productive Interaction between Doctors and Patients (led by G. Krayevska)
- The Language of Modern Scientific Text (led by Y. Bilyk, G. Krayevska)
The Department is attended both by domestic and foreign students of
- Faculty of Medicine № 1 (specialty “Medicine”)
- Faculty of Medicine № 2 (specialties “Pediatrics”, “Medical Psychology and Rehabilitation”, “Medicine”)
- Faculty of Pharmacy (specialties “Pharmacy”, “Industrial Pharmacy”)
- Faculty of Dentistry (specialty “Dentistry”)
Education system offers two options:
- high residence
- low residence
Department’s International Relations
VASILENKO GALINA LEONIDIVNA
professor, Ph. D. in Philology
She graduated from Vinnytsia State Pedagogical Institute, Faculty of Philology, and completed post-graduate course in Herzen State Pedagogical University (Leningrad). She defended the thesis and obtained the degree in 1979.
She teaches the subject: "Ukrainian Language for Domestic Medical Students", "Russian as a Foreign Language", and "Ukrainian as a Foreign Language".
Bilyk Yana Stepanivna
Associate professor, Ph. D. in Philology
She teaches “Ukrainian Language (Professional Aspects)”, “Ukrainian as a Foreign Language.”
VRYBLEVSKA TATYANA VASILIVNA
In 2011 she was employed as a senior laboratory assistant at Ukrainian language department of National Pirogov Memorial Medical University.
Since 2014 she has been teaching at Ukrainian language department. She is specialized in Ukrainian language for foreigners.
KRAIEVSKA HANNA PAVLIVNA
Associate professor, Ph. D. in Philology
In 2006 she graduated with honors from the Magistracy of Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University, specialty "Pedagogy and Methods of Secondary Education. Ukrainian Language and Literature" and obtained a master's degree in the Ukrainian language and literature.
Since September, 2005 Krayevska H. has been employed at Ukrainian language department of Vinnytsya National Pirogov Memorial Medical University. She teaches the following courses: "The Ukrainian Language for International Students", "Ukrainian Language (Professional Aspects)", and "Russian Language for International Students ".
She defended the thesis «Folk productive terminology of dialects in the central Podillya», and obtained the degree in 2010.
Lisovy Mukola Ivanovuch
Associate Professor, Ph. D. in Pedagogy
In 1983 he graduated from Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University, the Faculty of Philology (a teacher of the Russian language and Literature).
In 1994 he graduated from Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University, the Faculty of Ukrainian Language (a teacher of the Ukrainian language and literature).
In 2006 he defended the thesis “The Formation of the Professional Language in Prospective Doctors at Medical Universities”.
MATUSEVYCH LYUDMULA MYUHAYLIVNA
Associate Professor, Ph. D. in Philology
In 2019, she defended thesis for the degree of Candidate of Philology “The speech genre of permission in the Ukrainian dialogue discourse: communicative-pragmatic and structural-semantic aspects” in О. О. Potebnia Institute of Linguistics (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine). She has a PhD in speciality 10.02.01 – Ukrainian Language.
TYSHCHENKO LYUDMYLA TYKHONIVNA
Associate Professor, Ph. D. in Philology
She teaches the disciplines "Russian as a Foreign Language", "Ukrainian as a Foreign Language".
GULEVYCH ALINA MYKOLAIVNA
NYCHYPORUK OLENA MYKOLAJIVNA
In 1992 she graduated from the Vinnitsa State Pedagogical University obtained the specialty “Teacher of Ukrainian Language and Literature”.
In 2000 she graduated from the Kamyanets-Podilsky Ogienko Pedagogical University and obtained the specialty “Defectology and Practical Psychology”.
Since 1988 she has been working at the Department of the Ukrainian Philology of the Preparatory Faculty as professor, and since 2000 as Assistant Professor in the following disciplines: “Russian as a Foreign Language” “Ukrainian as a Foreign Language”, “Ukrainian Language: General Course for the Domestic Students”.
PISARENKO LESIA MEFODIEVNA
Since 1979 she has been a senior lecturer of Ukrainian Language (Professional Aspects), Ukrainian as a Foreign Language, Russian as a Foreign Language.
In 1974 she graduated from Vinnytsia Pedagogical Institute, the Faculty of Philology (a teacher of the Russian language and literature in 1974);
In 1994 she graduated from Vinnytsia Pedagogical University, the Faculty of Ukrainian language (a teacher of the Ukrainian language and literature).
CHERNIAKEVICH SVITLANA IVANIVNA
Since 1985 she has been working at the Ukrainian Language Department as professor.
Since 2002 she has been working as Assistant Professor of the following disciplines: “Russian as a foreign language”, “Ukrainian as a foreign language”.
DUDNYK OKSANA MYKOLAIVNA
In 2006 she graduated with honors from the Magistracy of Vinnitsa State Pedagogical University, specialty "Pedagogy and Methods of Secondary Education: Ukrainian Language and Literature" and obtained a master's degree and researcher of Ukrainian language and literature.
In 2005 she was employed as a senior laboratory assistant at Ukrainian language department of National Pirogov Memorial Medical University.
Since 2005 she has been working as a teacher at Ukrainian language department. She is specialized in the following courses: "The Ukrainian language for foreigners", "Ukrainian language (Professional Aspects)".
LANOVA TETIANA VIKTORIVNA
LYSENKO OLENA MYKOLAIVNA
In 2005 she graduated from the Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University majoring in "Pedagogy and Methods in Middle School: The Ukrainian Language and Literature" and obtained a degree in Ukrainian Language and Literature and Foreign Literature.
Since 2005 she has been teaching at the Ukrainian language department. She is specialized in the following courses: "Ukrainian Language (Professional Aspects)", "Ukrainian Language (as a second language)", "Russian Language (as a second language)".
POLIANSKA KATERYNA STEPANIVNA
Graduated from the Faculty of Philology, Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky State University named after G.S. Skovoroda and received a complete higher education in the specialty «Ukrainian language and literature». Qualified as a philologist, teacher of the Ukrainian language and literature. Since 2018, she continues her studies as an applicant for the Department of Pedagogy, Professional Education and Management of Educational Institutions of the Educational and Scientific Institute of Pedagogy, Psychology, Training of Highly Qualified Specialists of the Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University named after M. Kotsyubinsky.
Teaches the discipline «Ukrainian as a foreign language».
The research work of the Ukrainian Studies Department has been carried out since the time of its foundation in 1979. At different stages this work was focused on the following problems:
-adjustment of students from Asian, African and Latin American countries to life and studies in a new social environment;
- language training of the students of the Preparatory Faculty for Foreign Citizens for masteing general educational disciplines and studying in the first course of the Medical University;
-coordination of work of language teachers and natural subjects teachers;
- the system of control of language knowledge, habits and skills of the students of the Preparatory Faculty for Foreign Citizens;
- teaching Business Ukrainian to home students of the first course of the Medical University;
- language training of overseas students of late arrival for studying at the Medical University;
- life and professional activity of outstanding people of Ukraine and other countries (including doctors) as a source of language training of home and international students of the Medical University;
- language training of medical students as a constituent of their continuous professional education.
This work is being carried out under the guidance of the Head of theUkrainiab Studies Department, PhD in Philology, Professor Vassilenko G.L. The Coordinator is the Department Deputy Chief in charge of research work, PhD in Pedagogy, Senior Teacher Ryabokon O.V. He also runs a separate orientation ‘Self-Teaching Other Languages’ comprising both class and out-of-class work with international students of different higher educational establishments of the town.