In May and June 2020, instructors of the Department of English Philology of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University underwent internships within the project Erasmus+ KA2 «Foreign Language Teacher Training Capacity Development as a Way to Ukraine’s Multilingual Education and European Integration» (610427-EPP-1-2019-1-EE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP). Due to quarantine restrictions, all work planned by the project was online. More than 100 participants from 8 universities of Ukraine and foreign partners worked on the Moodle platform of the University of Tartu (Estonia) at curriculum development seminars and content-language integrated learning (CLIL) courses.
Professor Yakiv Bystrov, Associate Professors Nataliia Goshylyk and Nataliia Ivanotchak analyzed the experience of foreign partners in order to improve the educational programs of the English Philology Department. Educational programs and programs of academic disciplines, developed at the English Philology Department with the involvement of European experience, testified to the high level of linguistic and methodological training of the stuff. Over the next two years of the project, the entire teaching staff of the department will work on strengthening the competitiveness of the educational programs to ensure the high quality of the students’ trainin for the contemporary labor market of Ukraine and the world.
The online course on CLIL methodology offered the participants a series of webinars, online trainings, as well as methodological materials on content-language integrated learning (CLIL Professor Yakiv Bystrov, Associate Professors Nataliia Goshylyk, Nataliia Ivanotchak, Nataliia Pylyachyk, Oksana Doichyk, Volodymyr Goshylyk, Olha Bilyk, Olha Trotsenko, Diana Sabadash, Nataliia Kuravska, Tetiana Pankova, senior instructor Ella Mintsis had the opportunity to work with colleagues from the University of Tartu (Estonia), the University of Aston (UK) and the University of Heibelberg (Germany).
The project aims at updating a number of disciplines of the Department’s educational programs, as well elaborating new courses. That will strengthen the internationalization of the learning outcomes at Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University.