In search of new ways
The Faculty of Foreign Languages actively conducts advertising and career guidance work among the applicants of the city of Poltava and the Poltava region, in search of new ways and means of influencing the professional choice of future school leavers.
It was possible to find and use e-mail addresses of about 380 secondary schools of the Poltava region, as well as e-mails of all 30 city and district libraries for children, youth and adults.
Recently the Dean of the Faculty Ivan Karpenko addressed a letter to the staff and pupils of these institutions. The letter says: “On behalf of the Rectorate of Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University, we ask you to bring the information about our Faculty to the attention of the public, parents and pupils as part of the public support program for patriotic higher education institutions that have left the temporarily occupied territories. This becomes especially important after the Russian Federation has “recognized” a number of documents, including diplomas on higher education, issued in so-called “LDPR”. We hope that you share our position that Ukrainian youth should study in Ukrainian higher educational institutions, and not in the fake “universities” of Luhansk and Donetsk.”
Recently, the Dean of the Faculty I.M. Karpenko and the Deputy Dean S.A. Gorbunova met with pupils of the 11th form of a number of schools and gymnasiums in Poltava (No.3, 13, 14, 26, 29, 33). In choosing the places to visit, the Faculty relies primarily on several criteria large number of school leavers; presence of classes with a philological profile; high quality of teaching foreign languages.
According to the Agreement with the directorate of the Poltava I.P. Kotlyarevsky Regional Scientific Library the advertising information about the Faculty is located in the reading rooms and foyer of this organization, and our students regularly take part in all cultural and educational activities held in the library.
Within the framework of the career guidance work on March 21, 2017, the teachers of the Department of Fine Arts and Professional Skills including the Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor S.A. Shpetna, О.P. Kostyuk and the head of the Department of Romance and German Philology, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor S.A. Shekhavtsova, head of the Department of Translation Theory and Practice, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor S.V. Perova met with pupils of 9-11 forms of schools in the Poltava region. Among the schools were Rashivska secondary school of I-III degree, Sarska secondary school of I – III degree, Gadyach grammar school named after Olena Pchilka, Gadyach specialized school of I-III degree № 2 named after Mykhailo Dragomanov, Gadyach specialized school of I-III degree № 3, Gadyach specialized school of I-III degree №4, Zenkovskaya specialized school of І-ІІІ degree № 1 of the Zinkovsky District Council of the Poltava Region, Zenkovskaya specialized school of І-ІІІ degree №2, Velikobudishchanskaya secondary school of І-III degree, Dikanskaya gymnasium named after Mykola Gogol, Dikanskaya gymnasium № 2, Stasiv gymnasium named after M. Bashkirtseva.
About 250 schoolchildren attended the events. During the meeting, the terms of entrance to the Faculty of Foreign Languages and the Institute of Culture and Arts of LTSNU, the features of studying and living in a hostel were discussed. All schoolchildren actively asked questions and had a unique opportunity to receive exhaustive answers directly from LNU specialists. They also noted the great benefit from holding such events.
On April 11-12, the Faculty plans to take part in the regional exhibition-presentation “Poltava Applicant – 2017”. Except our University there will be represented 16 other Ukrainian and foreign higher educational institutions.
The Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages