It is possible to master foreign languages at university; introduction of innovative approaches at UzhNU (Video)
Uzhhorod National University is one of the few institutions, where foreign languages are paid much attention to. Currently, 9 different languages are taught at different departments, including English, German, French, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak, Czech and Russian.
Foreign languages are quite popular among entrants. For young people, it is an opportunity to travel, study abroad, participate in different exchange programs and discover the world.
Mykhailo ROSHKO, the dean of the Faculty of Foreign Philology of UzhNU
Young teachers use new teaching methods. Everything became available. We have an agreement with the British Council, which provided us with the textbooks. All our teachers have been trained how to use most of these new techniques. They use student-centered conversational approach. Our students don’t need to cram texts any more as it used to be.
Natalia’s major is English and she says that she has become fluent in it after three years at university. The girl is actively using all the opportunities provided by the university. She recently traveled to an international conference in Romania.
Natalia KARBOVANETS, student of the Faculty of Foreign Philology of UzhNU
At the conference, we defended our scientific reports and listened to other students. The conference was in English, but some students delivered their reports in French and Romanian. We try to make the most of our knowledge.
Students of UzhNU also organized their own conversational club as part of “Aura Academica” student space. They practice languages communicating with native speakers of English, German, and French.