Language is “the infinite use of finite means” Wilhelm von Humboldt”
Since 2016, the Department of Foreign Languages has been conducting the “Upper Intermediate English” course for PhD students of the Academy. The classes are given by a team of skilled teachers, including Assistant Professor L. Palei, PhD in Education, Assistant Professor L. Mykhailenko, Assistant Professor T. Pylyp and Assistant Professor L. Saienko.
The teachers apply such methods of instruction as flipped classroom method, which corresponds to an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom (it moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom. In a flipped classroom, students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or carry out research at home and engage in concepts in the classroom with the guidance of a mentor); inquiry-based instruction, which is based on a student-centred approach, where the instructor guides the students through questions posed, methods designed, and data interpreted by the students (through inquiry, students actively discover information to support their investigation); think-pair-share is a collaborative learning strategy where students work together to solve a problem or answer a question about an assigned reading (this strategy requires students to think individually about a topic or answer to a question, as well as share ideas with fellow students) and others.
All the teaching techniques are designed to improve a learning experience at the Department.