LANGUAGE TRAINING AND NATURAL
SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

In September 2012 the Language Training Department was established at the Faculty of Foreign Citizens Training. Senior management, lecturers and staff of the department make the complex guidance of the language preparation of international students, which are trained on all majors of the university, at preparatory department and as PhD.

The staff of the Language Department provides all education materials which are necessary for the training process (textbooks, teaching guides, control works and unsupervised works, tests, dictionaries). Teachers and staff of the Department organize local and international language conferences as well as along with their students take part in workshops and conferences of other universities.

Lecturers of the Department are engaged in the scientific work and publish their articles in Ukrainian and International print publications and post the research results on the Internet. There are modern multimedia laboratory with all necessary computer equipment and interactive boards, computer class for computer linguistics at the Language Training Department.

Also Language Training Department of KhAI invites all interested students to International Center of Language Training and Professional Communication for studying Russian, English, German, French, Italian and other languages. The Center is equipped with computer class, audio- and video facilities, interactive board. There are high-qualified teachers conduct classes.

Along with teaching, scientific research and guiding teachers of the Department make pedagogic and curatorial activity: do excursions together with international students, do meetings in Foreign Students Club, host interest group on Facebook and keep in touch with their graduators all over the world.

The head of the Language Training
Department

Kateryna V. Hinkiladze
DSc, Assistant Professor

Academic staff of the language training
Department

Inna Yu. Vialykh
Senior Professor
Olena Yu. Bobrova
Senior Professor
Olena V. Litvinova
Senior Professor
Vitalii A. Pereyaslov
PhD, Lecturer
Alyona S. Promskaya
PhD , Senior Professor
Iryna V. Firsova
Lecturer
Iulia V. Chimiris
PhD, Associate Professor
Natalya I. Sytnyk
Lecturer

Academic staff of the language training
Department

Kateryna V. Hinkiladze
DSc, Assistant Professor

She graduated from Simferopil State Univresity in 1998, major - "Russian Language and Literature". She has got PhD degree on Philological Sciences on 2007.

She has been working in National Aerospace University Kharkiv Aviation Institute since 2002, she is the head of the Department upon its launching.

She teaches Russian as foreign language, conducts practical and laboratory training, takes and active part in social and scientific activity of the Department including organizing and guiding interuniversity annual conference "Integration of foreign students to the social, cultural, scientific and educational space of the Ukrainian higher education system". She controls the methodological support of the educational process and scientific, technical and methodological conferences of the university. She is the scientific advisor of students who take part in scientific workshops, conferences, research activity.

She is the author of 20 publications, including publications which have been attested by Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine. Among them there are 14 scientific (including 10 included to the specialized editions) and 4 scientific and methodological.

Linguistic skill: Russian, Ukrainian, English.

Career interests: Russian Teaching Methodology, creation of specialized scientific and methodological literature, higher education development trends, formation of students' cross-cultural competence during the studying process.

Academic interests: intercultural communication, theoretic linguistics, cultural linguistics.

Academic staff of the language training
Department

Inna Yu. Vialykh
Senior Professor

She has been working in National Aerospace University Kharkiv Aviation Institute since 1996.

She graduated from Kharkiv State University named after M. Horkyy (Kharkiv National University named after V.N. Karazin currently), Department of Philology. She obtained the diploma on the Philology major in 1996, qualification - teacher of Russian language and literature.

She teaches Russian as foreign language. Currently she works with international students of the preparatory department. She has the working experience with foreign students of English medium.

She worked as Russian language teacher in Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA, China, Nanjing) under the international project between universities.

She takes an annual part in international scientific conferences and scientific and methodological workshops concerning Russian language as foreign one. She is the author of more that 20 scientific articles and training and methodological literature on her major.

Career interests: innovation methodology of teaching Russian as foreign language, teaching Russian as foreign language in the technical university.

Academic staff of the language training
Department

Olena Yu. Bobrova
Senior Professor

1988 - 1993 - she studied in Kharkiv State University named after M. Horkyy (Kharkiv National University named after V.N. Karazin currently), Department of Philology. She obtained the diploma on the Philology major in 1996, qualification - teacher of Russian language and literature.

She has been working in National Aerospace University Kharkiv Aviation Institute since 1993. She worked as teaching assistant at the beginning, and later as Senior Professor.

She teaches Russian as foreign language to advanced foreign students and foreign students of English medium.

She is the author of more that 30 scientific articles and training and methodological literature on her major. She takes part in international conferences and workshops on regular basis.

Career interests: methodology of teaching Russian as foreign language.

Academic staff of the language training
Department

Olena V. Litvinova
Senior Professor

1996-2002 - she studied in National Aerospace University KhAI. In 2002 she graduated from the university with distinction.

She has been working in National Aerospace University Kharkiv Aviation Institute since 2003.

She taught Russian as foreign language in Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA, China, Nanjing) under the international project between universities in 2009, 2011 and 2014 years.

She participated Summer schools of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA, China, Nanjing) as English teacher in 2014, 2015, 2016.

She is the author of 10 articles and training and methodological literature, she is recipient of Diploma for the Best Scientific Report of XXVII International Scientific and Practical Conference "Development Perspectives of European University within a Broad-Based Innovation Strategy" (Hungary, 2013). She takes part in national and international conferences, workshops, webinars, international fundraising projects.

Linguistic skill: Russian, Ukrainian, English, Chinese (basic).

Career interests: integration of Ukrainian universities to the international education space, innovation methodologies of teaching Russian as foreign language.

Area of expertise: teaching Russian as foreign language out of language environment.

Academic staff of the language training
Department

Vitalii A. Pereyaslov
PhD, Lecturer

2007 - 2012 - he studied in Kharkiv National Pedagogical University named after G.S. Skovoroda at the Department of Ukrainian language and literature. In 2012 he graduated from the university with distinction.

2012 - 2015 - he studied as PhD student in Kharkiv National Pedagogical University named after G.S. Skovoroda.

He has been working in National Aerospace University Kharkiv Aviation Institute since 2015.

He is the author of more than 10 articles, including 4 publications which have been attested by Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine, and 2 - international ones. He takes part in international conferences.

Linguistic skill: Russian, Ukrainian, English.

Career interests: pedagogic, methodology of teaching foreign languages, theory and history of literature and literature process of 20 century.

Academic staff of the language training
Department

Alyona S. Promskaya
PhD , Senior Professor

2003 - 2008 - she studied in Kharkiv State University named after M. Horkyy (Kharkiv National University named after V.N. Karazin currently), Department of Philology ( major - Ukrainian language and literature). In 2008 she graduated from the university and obtained the Master diploma with distinction.

2008 - 2011 - PhD of Ukrainian Literature History Department (at Faculty of Philology of Kharkiv National University named after V.N. Karazin). She defended the PhD dissertation on "Irrational discourse in V. Vinnichenko's Romance philology" and obtained the PhD degree.

2010 - 2013 - she worked in Kharkiv National University of Radio electronics at Language Training Department.

She has been working in National Aerospace University Kharkiv Aviation Institute at Language Training Department since 2013.

From April 1 to May 31, 2013, she passed the internship at Ukrainian language department of the Faculty of Philology of Kharkiv National University named after V.N. Karazin on Ukrainian language as foreign one.

She takes an active part in researches, she is the author of more than 14 research articles in scientific journals, including publications which have been attested by Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine. She is the author of the textbook "My first book about Ukraine" for students of preparatory departments. She took part in 12 international and Ukrainian scientific conferences, workshops. She takes an active part in all Department’s events.

Linguistic skill: Russian, Ukrainian, English, German.

Career interests: courseware for foreign students creation, methodology of teaching Russian and Ukrainian as foreign languages, theory and history of Ukrainian literature in 19-20 centuries, study of poetics, problems, genre specifics of Ukrainian Modernism, comparative linguistics, semiology, symbolism, discourse and discourse analysis in literature studying, Ukrainian Culture and Lifestyle.

Academic staff of the language training
Department

Iryna V. Firsova
Lecturer

1984 - 1989 - she studied in Gorlivka State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages named after N.K. Krupska, French language department, major - teacher of French and German languages.

2009 - 2013 - graduate student of Language training department, 10.02.15 major, the dissertation topic was "Space" concept in theoretical conceptualization of new linguistics directions".

2011 - further education courses in Paul Verlaine University (Metz, France).

1998 - 2014 - Gorlivka State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages named after N.K. Krupska, - lecturer, Senior Professor.

2014 - till now - National Aerospace University Kharkiv Aviation Institute, lecturer.

She is the participant of 24 specialized conferences. She is an author of 15 articles in scientific journals including publications which have been attested by Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine. One of the mentioned articles is the textbook "Practical phonetics of French language" which has been approved by Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Also she is an author of several methodological recommendations and control works package.

Area of expertise: cognitive linguistics, cultural linguistics, "Space" concept, language expression of spatial relationships.

Academic staff of the language training
Department

Iulia V. Chimiris
PhD, Associate Professor

1999 - 2004- she studied in Kharkiv National Pedagogical University named after G.S. Skovoroda at the Department of Foreign languages. In 2004 she graduated from the university with distinction.

2005 - 2008 - she studied as PhD student in Kharkiv National Pedagogical University named after G.S. Skovoroda. In 2011 she defended the PhD dissertation successfully and obtained the PhD degree.

2008 - 2012 - she worked in Kharkiv National Pedagogical University named after G.S. Skovoroda at Department of Foreign languages.

She has been working in National Aerospace University Kharkiv Aviation Institute at Language Training Department since 2013.

She was the volunteer at EURO-2012 championship in Kharkiv in 2012.

She is the author of more than 30 textbooks for pupils which are published both in Ukraine and abroad. She takes part in international conferences, workshops, webinars. She is the author of 18 research articles in scientific journals, including publications which have been attested by Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine.

Linguistic skill: Russian, Ukrainian, English, Turkish.

Career interests: courseware for pupils, methodology of teaching foreign languages, modern conception of education in the humanities, 19 century literature studying.

Area of expertise: quality of educational processes for foreign students.

Academic staff of the language training
Department

Natalya I. Sytnyk
Lecturer

1998-2003 - she studied in National Aerospace University KhAI.

She has been working in National Aerospace University Kharkiv Aviation Institute since 2001.

She taught Russian as foreign language in Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA, China, Nanjing) under the international project between universities in 2013 and 2016 years.

She participated Summer schools of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA, China, Nanjing) as Russian teacher in 2016.

She is the author of 6 articles and training and methodological literature.

She takes part in national and international conferences, workshops, webinars.

She takes part in mobility program in the field of higher education in Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France) in 2015.

Linguistic skill: Russian, Ukrainian, English, French (basic).

Career interests: integration of Ukrainian universities to the international education space, innovation methodologies of teaching Russian as foreign language.

Area of expertise: teaching Russian as foreign language out of language environment.

Language Programs

Language Programs are taught at the Preparatory Department for foreign citizens at the National Aerospace University KhAI. During the period of existence of the Preparatory Department about 1000 foreign citizens from all over of the world obtained the knowledge necessary for their further study at the KhAI and other higher educational institutions of Ukraine on engineering, economics and natural sciences.

The training is conducted according to the standard curricula approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. The students of Preparatory Department study the following disciplines: Russian language, Ukrainian language, English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Drawing, Computer science, Computer linguistics, Biology (for those who wish to study in the future on natural sciences)..

The cost of training amounts to 1500 $ USD per year.

The academic year at the Preparatory Department lasts from September 1 to July 1 and it consists of two semesters. The foreign citizens have to arrive for a training within the period from September 1 to January 1. The second semester starts in February. At the end of each semester the students have to take the examinations followed by holidays. The students of the Preparatory Department may also be exempted from attending classes during their national and religious holidays.

The accommodation conditions for the students of the Preparatory Department are similar to those for foreign students who are trained at other academic faculties.