In 2003 at the Translation Department, among the first in the University, there was established the Department of Translation and Linguistics, headed by PhD in Philology, Associate Professor Obraztsova Elena Mikhailovna. Since 2013 the Department has been headed by PhD, Associate Professor Talanova Lyudmila Grigoriyevna.
Being a basic graduate Department of the Faculty, responsible for the training of philologists, the Department of Translation and Linguistics carries out teaching, educating and research work for the undergraduates of the Department. The teaching staff also conducts educational and scientific work with students of the faculty.
The staff members of the department have been working on the scientific research subject "The Linguistic and linguodidactic basis for the formation of multilingual and multicultural competences".
Today the academic staff of the Department comprises one Doctor of Philology, Professor Taranets V.G., 11 PhDs in Philology and Pedagogy, Associate Professors: Talanova L.G., Shkvorchenko N.N., Yakovleva M.V., Moroshanu L.I., Bachinskaya N. Y., Milova M.M., Erlikhman A.M., Mytnyk M.N., Romanyuk A. S., Savchyuk A. V., Perevoznyuk N. N., 3 Senior Lecturers: Leontyev A.N., Nikitina I.V., Maslovskaya T.A.; 2 Lecturers: Yasinskaya T. A., Baleva A. A.
The Department is a member of the Ukrainian Translators Association (UTA), the Association of Ukrainian High School Germanists, the Ukrainian English Teachers Union, Association of teachers and philologists (Odessa).
The scientific and pedagogical staff of the department provides teaching of disciplines in English, French, Ukrainian and Latin languages, foreign literature and linguistics. The main courses of professional training for future bachelors and masters include: practical course of the main foreign language (the English language, the French language); Practical courses of oral and written translation from the main and second foreign languages ​​(English, French), among which: literary translation, translation in business, tourism, law, medicine, scientific and technical translation and translation of social and political texts, etc.
The department carries out scientific, educational, methodological, translation and organizational activities. Teachers of the Department actively work as interpreters, providing international meetings, conferences, forums; their works are published in foreign central and regional editions.
The scientists of the department are members of the specialized academic council K 41.136.02 of the International Humanitarian University. Associate professors of the department, PhDs Shkvorchenko N. N. and Mytnik M. N. regularly act as experts and opponents of dissertations on the specialties 10.02.04 and 10.02.17.
All the lecturers of the Department constantly raise their standard of excellence and language competence: they undertake an internship abroad, participate in the preparation and conduct of scientific and methodological seminars, international conferences. The results of their scientific research are manifested in numerous publications, articles, theses, study guides and manuals.
So, in 2015, the associate professor of the department, PhD, Mytnik M. N., has established cooperation with French partners for passing the internship of students of the International Humanitarian University. An international agreement was signed by the International Humanitarian University and the France-Ukraine Federation of Exchanges.
Special attention should be paid to the scientific mobility of the faculty teaching staff who are willing to embrace the modern advanced experience of foreign colleagues. So, professors of the department, PhDs Talanova Lyudmila Grigorievna, Shkvorchenko Nataliya Nikolayevna, Mytnik Mariya Nikolaevna, Romanyuk Aleksandra Sergeevna were trained in Bratislava in the Academic Society of M. Baludianskogo (Slovakia) on innovative methods and approaches in education (2016); Associate Professor, PhD Savchuk Anna Vasylivna has passed an international internship at the University of Paris (France) on the topic "The Structure of the Learning Process, Innovative Technologies and Methods: the Experience of the International Schiller University" (2017).
It should also be noted that in 2017, the Associate professor of the Department, PhD Romanyuk Aleksandra Sergeevna passed the international exam and received the Cambridge English Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Proficiency) certificate, which certifies that English is mastered at the level of the native speaker.
The scientific and pedagogical staff of the department shows its translation competence not only in theory, but also in practice. A bright representative among masters of artistic translation is the laureate of the international literary competition for the best work for teens, the diplomat of the international literary translation tournament Pushkin in Britain (London), senior lecturer Leontyev Aleksandr Nikolayevich.
Another achievement of the Department of Translation and Linguistics is the organization and holding of Annual International Conference "Linguistic Theory and Practice: Historical Heritage, Current Problems and Prospects for Development", dedicated to the memory of the Doctor of Philology, Professor A.K. Korsakov since 2006. In 2016, the jubilee conference was attended by scientists from all around the world.
From 2013 to 2017, the lecturers of the Department of Translation and Linguistics are active participants in more than 125 international and all-Ukrainian conferences, among them: the IV International Scientific Forum "Modern Trends in the Teaching Science of Ukraine and Israel: the Way to Integration" (Israel, 2013), the XVIII Annual International Conference of the English Department of the Department of Foreign Languages ​​and Literature of Bucharest University (Romania, 2016), International Scientific and Practical Conference "Modern scientific Researchers and developments: Theoretical value and practical results" (Slovakia, 2016), II International Scientific and Practical Conference "Actual problems of Germanic-Romanesque philology and educational socio-cultural process" (Ternopil, 2016), III International scientific and practical conference "Innovative development of higher education: global and national dimensions of change" (Sumy, 2016), II International scientific conference "Actual Problems of Philology and Professional Training in the Multicultural Space "(Odessa, 2016), X International Scientific and Practical Conference devoted to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the doctor of philology, professor A.K. Korsakov "Linguistic theory and practice: historical heritage, actual problems and prospects of development" (Odessa, 2016), International correspondence scientific-practical conference "Actual problems of modern philology" (Odessa, 2017).
Much attention should be paid to the fact that the students of the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation are encouraged into the scientific activity. So, in 2016 a collection of poetry translations by W. Shakespeare was published in various languages (English, French, and Turkish). Since 2012, the annual students’ scientific conference "Actual problems of linguistics and teaching methods of foreign languages" has been held.
The pride of our university is the merits of the students-participants and winners of the All-Ukrainian Olympiad on "English Language and Literature" (Ostrog National Academy), "French Language and Literature" (Zaporozhe National University), All-Ukrainian Student Olympiads in the specialty of Translation "English", Translation "French" (Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University), who are taught by professors and lecturers of the Department of Translation and Linguistics. Also, in 2017, university students participated in the translation contest among students of philology and translators of higher educational institutions of Ukraine, which was held by the National Pedagogical University named after M.P. Dragomanov. The translation of our Master student Olga Fomenko was recognized as the best one!
At the Department of Translation and Linguistics, thematic weeks of the English and French languages are prepared annually. The lecturers of the department conduct excursions to museums and art galleries, presentations on various subjects, quizzes, demonstative lessons, and festive concerts. So, during 2016 - 2017 academic year, within the weeks of foreign languages, the teachers of the department organised the following events: «An Afternoon Tea», lecture «Early Modern English», master-chief from students «English Breakfast», practical lesson «Off the Beaten Track», holiday and issue of the magazine «Halloween» , performances in English "Silver Mist", "Printemps de la Francophonie", presentation "Les Français á Odesa", demonstrative lessons on "Les routes des vinsen France", literary salon, translations of poems, meeting with writer D. Velesova, concert "L`amour á Odessa", " virtual journey through the history of France "Aufil del` histoire de la France". During the celebration of the Ukrainian language week, the exhibition of Taras Shevchenko's Graphics, an excursion to the Shevchenko Library, Ukraine, World Ukrainianity, a lesson-staging "Beloved Women of T. Shevchenko" were held, the literary evening was timed to the 200th anniversary of T. Shevchenko, laying flowers to the monument to Taras Shevchenko. In the 2016 year there was a celebration of Shakespeare's 400th anniversary "Shakespeare for all time". And in April 2017, the French delegation visited a festive concert dedicated to Francophonie. Besides, Spelling Bee Language Competition, which has a long history and is popular in many countries of the world, is held every year at the Department.
Regular students take a unique exam in the practical course of translation in the field of tourism, which they are actively preparing for throughout the school year. Students of the third year of the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation have the opportunity to feel like real translators. They conduct excursions to the historical monuments of Odessa in English and French, under the direction of the teachers of the Department of Translation and Linguistics, Ph.D., associate professor Talanova Lyudmila Grigorievna and Ph.D., associate professor Mytnyk Mariya Nikolaevna. Thus, it should be noted that the method of passing an exam offered by the teachers of the Department of Translation and Linguistics is very effective in the study of foreign languages. During the preparation for the exam and its conducting, students receive a unique opportunity for the practical application of a foreign language.
Since June 2015, the Department of Translation and Linguistics organizes a training school of young translators for the senior pupils of Odessa schools in the following disciplines: English (Art of Translation of Works of Art, Secrets of the Editorial Works, Traveling Without Borders, Open the English-speaking World together, Crazy English, Popcorn Time / Quest); French (Art of Translation, Fundamentals of Editing, Paris je t'aime, Regarde, Lisettraduits!). Studying at the school helps future applicants to become acquainted with the specialty, get acquainted with the contemporary perspectives of translation and the culture of the countries studied, try themselves as a guide-translator, and try their abilities in translating texts of different genres.
The teaching staff of the Department of Translation and Linguistics does not stop at the achievements and continues its exploration in the pedagogical and scientific fields, being in the tendencies of world science, and are always open to new scientific acquaintances, cooperation and experiments.

The Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages was founded on June 14, 2012 by Order No. 178a “On the Foundation of the Department of Germanic and Oriental languages of the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation”. The department was headed by Grand PhD in Philological Sciences, Professor Inna Stupak from 2012 to 2016. Elina Larina, PhD in Philological Sciences, Associate Professor has been the head of the department since 2016.
Compared to other departments of the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation, the Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages is rather young. The high level of faculty training (among them graduates of leading European universities, specialists in various fields of philology (comparative and historical linguistics, linguistic typology, general linguistics, Germanic languages, languages of people of Asia, Africa, aborigines of America and Australia), who have undergone training in Germany, Austria, China), allows to say that the Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages takes a worthy place among the team members of the International Humanitarian University.
Today the teaching staff of the department is Grand PhD in Philological Sciences, Professor Inna Stupak; Doctors of Philosophy in Philological Sciences, Associate Professors are Elina Larina, Volodymyr Ryzhykh, Ihor Peresada; Ph.D. in Public Administration Tetyana Filipova; Ph.D. in Law Chang Bin Lin;     lecturers – Yuliya Koltsova, Oleksandra Korenkova, Anastasiya Byelyayeva,
Hanna Adamova, Olha Dalte,  Viktoriya Hrytsenko, Shao Yalin, Daniil Danilets.
The department is specialized in German, Chinese and Arabic languages.
The department provides teaching of the following subjects: Practical Course in the First Foreign Language (German, Chinese), Practical Course in the Second Foreign Language (German), Practical Course in the Third Foreign Language (Arabic), Translation and Interpreting (the first and second foreign languages), Language Learning through Study of a Country`s Customs and Institutions, Comparative Typology of German and Ukrainian, A History of the German Language, German Language and Literature, Oriental Literature, Theoretical Grammar of Oriental Languages, special courses, translation workshops (international law, tourism, technical translation, translation of literary style).
Educational and methodological complexes developed by the department include a socio-cultural component that allows studying the mentality of the native speakers, which nowadays is the main requirement for the training of highly skilled specialists in linguistics, including the participation of foreign colleagues from other Ukrainian and foreign universities.
Thus, at the Department’s of Germanic and Oriental Languages invitation Professor Torsten Leuschner, vice-president of the Belgian Association of Specialists in Germanic Studies and German Teachers (the Faculty of German Philology, Ghent University (Belgium)) and Professor Rostyslav Yevgenovych Pylypenko (president of the Association of Specialists in Germanic Studies of the Ukrainian Higher School) visited the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation on April 13, 2017. Professor Loischner delivered a lecture on "Germanisms in European Languages". The lecture has been integrated into the courses on the Comparative Typology of German and Ukrainian Languages ​​and a History of German Language that are given at the Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages.
The priority scientific areas of the department are typological and comparative linguistics and the diachronic approach as to the study of different languages. The postgraduate studies are supervised by leading experts: Professors I.V. Stupak, V.H. Taranets, and Associate Professor V.I. Ryzhykh.
The Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages ​​held the International Theoretical and Practical Conference “Topical Issues of Modern Philology” on April 27, 2017. The conference was dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the International Humanitarian University (founded on August 20, 2002) within the national programme "Education" based on the principles of the Concept of Liberal Education development in Ukraine and the requirements of current legislation.
We are constantly aiming at expanding the faculty's possibilities to train specialists in other foreign languages, to carry out research with the representatives of other foreign higher educational institutions. Therefore, we were very glad that our conference had attracted 42 scientists and lecturers from different regions of Ukraine (Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Cherkasy) and various countries all over the world (The USA, Hungary, China, Austria, Brazil). Among the participants were 9 Grand Doctors of Philosophy in Philological Sciences, Professor, 16 Doctors of Philosophy in Philological Sciences, Associate Professors. It was pleasant that 12 post-graduate students and students decided to discuss their first scientific achievements at the conference. We hope that this conference will be a significant contribution to the development of the Ukrainian philology in particular and outline the ways to solve the problems of training specialists in the corresponding field.
The Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages ​​carries out the language training of highly skilled, competitive specialists in philology and translation. The department has a speaking club with German native speakers, German language courses for different levels of the language training (from A1 to C1 for passing exams and getting ÖSD, TestDaF diplomas (training, field-work and employment, including scientists).
German is chosen as a second foreign language in most Ukrainian schools after English, and 52% of schoolchildren express their desire for learning it. German proficiency is also studying in German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), and participating in programmes for professional training and employment. For scholars, it’s more likely to get grants for their research. Many students go on studying in Germany, because it’s free for foreigners, and after graduating from the university they have golden opportunities.
The 2017/2018 academic year is declared to be the year of learning German in Ukraine. Therefore, the Department of Germanic and Oriental languages ​​is always involved in numerous activities aimed at popularizing it, i.e. weeks of German language, competitions, presentations, linguistic studies, quizzes, workshops, and literary soirees. It was an amazing experience to have a poetry evening with the actors of the theater “Tour de Force”. The soiree was dedicated to the great Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Our students recited verses in the original, and the actors declaimed in translations by B. Pasternak, V. Stus, M. Bazhan, M. Orest, E. Witkowski, I. Andrushenko, M. M. Moskalenko.
The department held a phonetic contest in April 2017, students of the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation learning the German language competed in three categories:  “News Presentation” (voting in social networks), “Liguria is the longest tongue twister in the world” and “German tongue twisters”. Linguists and speech therapists recommend using the tongue twisters to train the pronunciation of various phonemes. Due to tongue twisters, our students-linguists adapt their vocal apparatus to the features of the German language, learn to pronounce sounds in compound phrases and train articulation correctly. The winners received prizes from the Goethe-Institute and the German publishing houses Cornelsen and Hueber.
For senior pupils of Odessa the department holds the school for a young translator for the second consecutive year in June. Students, our future entrants, get acquainted with the basics of the profession of translator, which has long been prestigious and in demand. The teachers of the department develop their professional qualities: phonemic hearing, semantic and logical memory, analytical skills, flair for language, and constant attention.
The department maintains contacts with the DAAD and the Goethe-Institute in Ukraine. The head of the Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages, Associate Professor E.V. Larina took part in the First All-Ukrainian Forum of Teachers of the German Language “Professional Spheres of the German Language – German at School and Institution of Higher Education in Ukraine today", which was held on November 25-26, 2016, at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. The organizers of the forum are the Goethe-Institute in Ukraine, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA), the Association of Ukrainian Specialists in Germanic Studies, the Association of Specialists in Germanic Studies of the Ukrainian Higher School and the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.
Associate Professor Ihor Valeriyovych Peresada participated in the workshop for teachers of the German language “Austrian Days in Chisinau”, organized by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education. The program of the seminar involved various aspects of teaching and learning German, i.e. the features of Austrian German, computer programs for the teaching of the German language, country study workshop on “Vienna is the capital of Austria”.
Our students go on studying in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and China. So, our student Anastasiya Apalyayeva was trained in Germany, Nuremberg, Bavaria on the exchange programme “Experten-Praktika Ukraine-Moldau in Nordbayern” in 2015. The training programme was organized by the public organization Dekabristen e.V. with the assistance of the German Ministry of Finance.
The Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages ​​actively co-operates with the Confucius Institute in Odessa. Volunteers (native speakers of the language) work at the department. Our Chinese colleagues are constantly informing students about grant programs for studying in China, about the summer and winter language camps of leading universities in Beijing and Harbin. It should be said that all the expenses for stay (accommodation, food, excursion programme) in the country is assumed by the Chinese side.
The Confucius Institute holds an international competition “The Bridge of Chinese Language”, and then the winner represents Ukraine in the finale in Beijing; more than 50 countries all over the world take part in the competition. Our Chinese colleagues emphasize the high level of our students’ proficiency in the Chinese language. Elizaveta Ruban, who won the 1st place in the semifinal and the 2nd in the final of the competition, received a scholarship to study in China. Our student, Diana Shemet, became the winner of 2016 again.  Diana also demonstrated her skill in playing the old Chinese musical instrument pipa.

Elina Larina,
Head of The Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages

    Elina Larina has PhD in Philological Sciences (specialty 10.02.15 – General Linguistics), Associate Professor, member of the Specialized Academic Council K 41.136.02, graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy (The department of Germanic Studies) at the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany). Specialty: Language and Literature. Qualification: Teacher of Foreign Languages ​​(German, English).
Elina Larina underwent training at the Academy of Intercultural Communication in Bayreuth, Germany, 2000 (3. Akademie-Monat für Hochschullehrer germanistischer Fächer und Deutschlandstudien), at the University of Bonn, Germany, 2009 (FE 2.1 Fortbildung im Erwachsenenbereich Aus und und Fortbildungsdidaktik), participated in the International Linguistic Colloquium (the 41st Linguistic Colloquium "Die Ordnung des Standart und die Differenzierung der Diskurse" (Germany, Mannheim, 2006), the 42nd Linguistic Colloquium "Sprachenvielfalt und Sprachenlernen: Neue Wege zur Literalität" (Greece), Rhodes, 2007), the 43rd Linguistic Colloquium "Pragmantax II. Zum aktuellen Stand der Linguistik und ihrer Teildisziplinen" (Germany, Magdeburg, 2008), the 44th Linguistic Colloquium "Globalisierung-Interkulturelle Kommunikation-Sprache" (Bulgaria, Sofia, 2009), the 50th Linguistic Colloquium "Sprache verstehen, verwenden, übersetzen" (Austria, Innsbruck, 2015), took part in international conferences of teachers of the German language (2005 – Graz, Austria, 2009 – Jena / Weimar, Germany). She regularly participates in workshops of the Goethe-Institute in Ukraine.

She was awarded the Honorary Award “Sign of Honor” of the International Humanitarian University (2016).

Inna Stupak,
Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation

Inna Stupak has Grand PhD in Philological Sciences (specialty 10.02.17 – Comparative-historical and Typological Linguistics) Professor, Head of the Specialized Academic Council K 41.136.02.
Inna Stupak graduated from the Izmail State Pedagogical Institute (Specialty: Foreign Languages. Qualification: Teacher of Foreign Languages (German, English).
In 2011 she defended her doctoral thesis on “Derivative causative verbs in German and Ukrainian languages”.
Inna Stupak is also an editor-in-chief of the Scientific Herald of the International Humanitarian University. Series: Philology (included in the list of scientific professional publications of Ukraine and indexed in the international database INDEX COPERNICUS (Poland).
Inna Stupak was awarded the Honorary Award of the International Humanitarian University of the 3rd Degree for her high achievements in the organization of the teaching process, fruitful research and educational activity, a significant contribution to the development of the International Humanitarian University (October 24, 2014).

Volodymyr  Ryzhykh

Volodymyr Ryzhykh has PhD in Philological Sciences (specialty 10.02.13 – Languages of People of Asia, Africa, Aborigines of America and Australia), Associate Professor.
He graduated from the Military Institute of Foreign Languages of the Ministry of Defense (Specialty: Foreign Languages. Qualification: Officer with higher Military Education (Translator & Assistant of Arabic and English). V.I. Ryzhykh has government awards, such as a medal "For Combat Services" (Order of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of 19 February 1988). Major Ryzhykh was also awarded a Libyan Order of the Great September of the Second Degree on June 28, 1992 for cooperation between peoples.
V. Ryzhykh is an author of many monographs and manuals on the Arabic language (“The Collection of Grammar Exercises and Tables on Arabic Grammar for First Year Students”, “The verbal system of the Arabic literary language (based on the Arabic didactic tradition),” “Selected Arabic stories (in the original),” “Learn to read and write in Arabic. Introductory phonetic and calligraphic Arabic course)”.

Ihor Peresada

Ihor Peresada has PhD in Philological Sciences (specialty 10.02.04 – Germanic Languages), Associate professor.
He graduated from the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology of Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University (Specialty: German Language and Literature). Qualification: Philologist, Teacher of German, English and Literature.
I.Peresada regularly takes part in the workshops of the Goethe-Institute in Ukraine. He has an Austrian Language Diploma Certificate (Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch).
Ihor Peresada was trained at the National University “Odesa Law Academy” at the Department of Foreign Languages ​​(2016).

 Tetyana Filipova

Tetyana Filipova has Ph.D. in Public Administration (specialty 25.00.03 - Public Service), Associate Professor.
She graduated from the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology of Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University (Specialty: The German Language and Literature). Qualification: Philologist, Teacher and Interpreter Translator.

                                      
Chang Bin Lin          

Chang Bin Lin is a lecturer at the Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages, Ph.D. in Law (specialty: Theory and History of State and Law, the History of Political and Legal Studies). Chang Bin Lin graduated from the Odesa National I.I. Mechnikov University. Specialty: Jurisprudence. Qualification: Lawyer. 

Hanna  Adamova

Hanna Adamova is a lecturer at the Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages.
She graduated from the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology of the Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University (Specialty: Language and Literature (German). Qualification: Philologist, Teacher of German and English Languages ​​and Literature) and The National University “Odessa Law Academy” (with honors) in specialty: Jurisprudence. Qualification: Lawyer.
H. Adamova underwent training at the Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University at the Department of Germanic languages in 2011 and at the National University “Odesa Law Academy” at the Department of Foreign Languages in 2016.

Anastasiya Byelyayeva

Anastasiya Byelyayeva is a lecturer at the Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages.
She graduated from the Kyiv National Linguistic University (Specialty: Philology). Qualification: Teacher of Chinese, English and Foreign literature).
A. Byelyayeva underwent training at the Nanjing Teachers Training University (China) in 2013 and in Peking (2017).

                                                             Viktoriya Hrytsenko

Viktoriya Hrytsenko graduated summa cum laude from the Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University in 2006, obtained a complete higher education (Specialty: the Ukrainian Language and Literature. Qualification: Philologist, Teacher of the Ukrainian language and literature, foreign literature and German).  Since September 2017, V. Hrytsenko has been a lecturer at the Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages ​​at the International Humanitarian University. She teaches the practical course of the second foreign language.

Olha Dalte

 Olha Dalte is a lecturer at the Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages.
She graduated from the Kyiv National Linguistic University (Specialty: Philology). Bachelor of Arts (Philology), expert in the Chinese language, teacher of the Chinese language; Bachelor of Arts (Philology), interpreter-translator (the French language)
Master of Sciences, expert in the Educational Technology, East China Normal University (Shanghai, China)

Yuliya Koltsova

Yuliya Koltsova is a lecturer at the Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages. She graduated from the Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University (Specialty: German Language and Literature). Qualification: Philogist, Teacher of German, English and Literature and from the National University “Odesa Law Academy” in specialty: Jurisprudence. Qualification: Lawyer.

Oleksandra Korenkova

Oleksandra Andriyivna Korenkova is a lecturer at the Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages. She graduated from the International Humanitarian University (Specialty: Translation. Qualification: Philologist, Translator, Teacher of English and German Languages and Literature.
O.A. Korenkova is a post-graduate student at the International Humanitarian University (specialty 10.02.17 – Comparative-historical and Typological Linguistics).

Shao Yalin

Shao Yalin graduated from the Bishkek Humanities University named after K. Karasaev with honors, the Kyrgyz Republic (Specialty: Linguistics. Qualification: Master of Linguistics). She has been teaching Chinese at the International Humanitarian University since 2015.

Daniil Danilets

Daniil Danilets is a post-graduate student at the Department of Germanic and Oriental Languages. He graduated from the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology of the Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University (Specialty: German Language and Literature) and the faculty of Economics and Law (Specialty: Management of Foreign Economic Activity).
Daniil  also graduated from the Institute of Germanistics at the University of Vienna, Austria (Institute fur Germanistik, Universitat Wien, Osterreich).
He is a postgraduate student at the International Humanitarian University (specialty 10.02.17 – Comparative-historical and Typological Linguistics) and works as a lecturer of the German Language (Cursos de Linguas, Aristoteles Institut fur Fremdsprachen, Brazil).

Department of Foreign Languages for Professional Purposes at the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation was established in 2006, the head of which was Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor K. B. Zaitseva. Since 2016 the department has been headed by Doctor of Philology, professor Vera Yaroslavovna Mizetska.
A complex theme "Actual problems of teaching professional disciplines in higher education", which the department works on, provides teaching of such academic disciplines as English, Foreign Language of Specialty (English), the Latin language, Theory and Practice of Translation, Ukrainian for foreigners, Practice of Translation, Methodology of Linguistic Research, The Fundamentals of Linguistics, The Fundamentals of Translation Studies, Comparative Typology of the foreign language and the Ukrainian language at the Institute of Law, Economics and International Relations; at Odessa Medical Institute; at the Faculties of Linguistics and Translation, Art and Design, as well as in the Economic and Law College and Medical College.
Currently, the department academic staff convenes: 12 lecturers and 1 laboratory assistant. The department is represented by 2 Doctors of Philology: Vera Ya. Mizetska, Natalia V. Bardina, 3 Candidates of Philology and Pedagogy, Associate Professors - Inna V. Maletska, Nina P. Mikhayliuk, Oksana V. Starostina, 3 Senior lecturers: Olena V. Berezinska, Victoria V. Gromovenko, Inna N. Kovalenko and 4 lecturers - Lyudmila I. Alekseeva, Alla O. Varlamova, Tatiana V. Sinyova, Julia V. Sharapanovska. The laboratory assistant of the department Zlata S. Shchavinska is engaged in office work of the department.
Professor V.Ya. Mizetska gives lectures on "The Fundamentals of Linguistics", "The Fundamentals of Translation", "Comparative Typology of Languages". She is the author of about 130 scientific publications - 4 monographs, numerous articles, methodical guides. She is also a co-author of the collective scientific monograph "Concepts and contrasts".
The textbook "Practical Course of English for Law students" is widely used not only at the International Humanitarian University, but also at Odessa National University named after I.I. Mechnikov, Odessa Institute of Internal Affairs and other Universities, where the course of English is taken by law students.
Under her guidance 10 postgraduates defended Ph.D. theses, now they work in various higher educational institutions of Ukraine and abroad.
Professor V. Ya. Mizetska performs the duties of the Deputy Head of the State Examination Commission at the International Humanitarian University, she is often invited as the Head of the SEC at the other Universities of Odessa (South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushinsky, etc.). V.Ya. Mizetska is the main specialist of the expert commission on specialty 10.02.04 - German languages of the dissertational defence council K. 41.136.02, functioning at the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation of the International Humanitarian University.
Professor V. Ya. Mizetska is the Honorary Worker of Education of Ukraine. In 2017 she was awarded the memorable decoration "For the achievements in science" by the Head of Odessa region Rectors Council.
Professor N. V. Bardina, author of 150 scientific works, including two monographs, member of the dissertation defence council K 41.136.02 of the International Humanitarian University, regularly performs the duties of an expert and opponent of candidate theses in specialty 10.02.15; member of the editorial board of “Scientific Herald of the International Humanitarian University (series "Philology")”, scientific-theoretical journal on linguistics "Language". Under her guidance, the staff of the department annually holds sessions of scientific and practical round tables and conferences, particularly in June 2017 a scientific and practical conference "Actual problems of intercultural communication" was held.
Associate Professor I. V. Maletska is the author of more than 40 publications, among which is the methodological manual "Formation of artistic and creative skills of future teachers-philologists in the process of professional training". In 2017, she completed a scientific internship in the direction "Professional English for Lawyers" at West Finland College in Huittinen (Finland). In 2017 the Rectors Council of Odessa region awarded her an honorary diploma "For the significant contribution to the development of the national education and science, long-term conscientious work, productive scientific and pedagogical activity, high professionalism and on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the International Humanitarian University".
Associate Professor N. P. Mikhayliuk was trained under the Cambridge CELTA Course program (York, UK) and received the CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) certificate in 2011.
Since September 2013, by order of the Ministry of Education and Science N. P. Mikhayliuk is the scientific secretary of the Dissertation Defence Council K 41.136.02 of the International Humanitarian University for PhD in specialties 10.02.04 - Germanic languages; 10.02.17 - comparative historical and typological linguistics; 10.02.15 - general linguistics. She regularly performs the duties of an expert and an opponent of Ph.D. theses in specialty 10.02.04.
In 2017 she co-authored the collective scientific monograph "Concepts and contrasts" edited by Professor N.V. Petlyuchenko, issued in honor of the 20th anniversary of the National University “Odessa Law Academy”.
Associate Professor O.V. Starostina is the author of the monograph "Professional skills in the system of professional development of teachers in England and Ukraine."
In 2017, she took a refresher course abroad at University of Danubius (Sladkowichevo, Slovak Republic).
Senior lecturer A. V. Berezinska is a postgraduate of the Department of Arts and General Humanitarian disciplines in specialty 034 "Culturology". Her scientific supervisor professor A. P. Ovchinnikova. In 2017 lecturers of the department I.V. Maletska and O. V. Berezinska published a textbook "Communicative-oriented course of Ukrainian as a foreign language for students- dentists".
The senior lecturer V. V. Gromovenko, a postgraduate of the Department of German and Oriental Languages of the International Humanitarian University, is engaged in the study of political discourse under the guidance of Professor I.V. Stupak.
In 2016 lecturers of the department T.V. Sineva and L.I. Alekseeva issued  "Training Workshop on a foreign (English) language of professional communication" in two parts.
Senior lecturer I. N. Kovalenko is a co-author of the textbook "Science and art of manager’s authority".
Lecturers of the department carry out investigations in such areas as philology, pedagogy, psychology, theory and methodology of professional education, methods of teaching foreign languages, sociolinguistics, culturology. The realization forms of scientific projects are dissertations, publication of scientific articles and monographs, participation in scientific conferences, round tables devoted to various subjects and directions. As a result of this work, the department created a scientific and methodological base, issued numerous tutorials and recommendations. The staff of the department constantly demonstrate qualification by publishing the scientific articles in the journals included in the list of scientific specialized editions of Ukraine and the international science-metric database Index Copernicus International (Republic of Poland): "Scientific Herald of International Humanitarian University", "Odessa Linguistic Herald", "Actual directions of modern philology", etc.
Also, the lecturers of the department regularly participate in international scientific and scientific and practical conferences both in Ukraine and abroad.
In 2014 - 2015 the department held the I and II International scientific conferences "Actual problems of research and teaching of professional disciplines in higher education". Due to the well-coordinated work of the organizing committee, lecturers and students of the Department of Foreign Languages of Professional Purposes, the conferences were held at a high organizational and scientific level, and its results became the impetus for further scientific research and debates on the methodology of teaching a foreign language.
The department staff regularly visits methodological seminars, takes part in webinars held by the British Council, Cambridge Assessment English, International Language Centre, Cambridge University Press.
The department annually prepares students for participation in university conferences and olympiads, organizes meetings with native speakers.
For conscientious fulfillment of professional duties, active participation in the life of the working team and on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the International Humanitarian University, the department members Professor V.Ya. Mizetska; Associate Professors I.V. Maletska, O.V. Starostina; senior lecturers O. V. Berezinska; V.V. Gromovenko and lecturer Ju. V. Sharapanovska were awarded honorary decorations, certificates and valuable gifts.

The Translation Department was established among the first in the International Humanitarian University in 2003; its head was Doctor of Philology, Professor Mizetskaya Vera Yaroslavovna. The new Department quickly gained a well-deserved popularity among students due to its excellence in teaching and it was reorganized into the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation in 2006. From 2006 to 2013 the Faculty was headed by PhD in Philology, Associate Professor Obraztsova Elena Mikhailovna.
         Since 2013 up to date the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation has been headed by Doctor of Philology, Professor Stupak Inna Valeriyanovna. The Deputy Dean is PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor of the Department of Translation and Linguistics Romanyuk Aleksandra Sergeevna.
        The constant development and expansion of the Faculty contributed to a significant increase in the number of students wishing to become translators, philologists, teachers and lecturers of foreign languages ​​in the future. The first intake of students numbered only 12 persons, being taught by nearly 30 lecturers, most of them were part-time employees. Today more than 40 regular lecturers, including 5 Doctors of Philology, 30 PhDs in Philology and Pedagogy, are working at the Faculty. The number of students of the Faculty is constantly growing (in 2016-2017 academic year about 800 students have obtained higher education, among them 73 extramural students).
         The Faculty of Linguistics and Translation is a dynamically developing subdivision of the International Humanitarian University. There are currently 3 departments at the Faculty: the Department of Translation and Linguistics, the Department of German and Oriental Languages, and the Department of Foreign Languages ​​in Professional Communication.
         The Faculty trains undergraduates in the following fields:
          “Translation (English, German, French, Chinese)”: 4 years of studying, educational qualification of “Bachelor”;
        “Translation (English, German, French, Chinese)”: 1, 5 years of studying, educational qualification “Master”.
         The teaching is offered in intramural and extramural forms of study.
         Furthermore, the Faculty has got an opportunity to engage foreign students with its special educational programmes; its lecturers teach Ukrainian and Russian to the students from different countries.
         According to the agreement concluded by the International Humanities University, the European Union and the UN Refugee Agency within their "integration in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine", some refugees have an opportunity to study at the faculty under special conditions.
         The Faculty of Linguistics and Translation cooperates with many scientific and educational institutions of Ukraine and the world. Among the Ukrainian universities, the Faculty liaises closely with the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, jointly implementing various projects. In 2016 the University signed an agreement with the Polish Institute of Education, providing a unique opportunity for students and lecturers to share experiences and the latest teaching methods. The Faculty is also a partner of the cultural and educational center "Confucius Institute", which contributes to students’ Chinese language skills and taking an internship in China. Since 2015 the Faculty has started cooperation with the Federation of Exchanges France-Ukraine (FEFU). In November 2016 the Faculty took part in the project ‘Indre-Odessa’: students had passed teaching practice in the educational institutions of the French Republic. In September 2016 the Faculty negotiated a contract with the cultural center of Jean-Claude Charbonnel "La pipelette".
        The high level of professionalism, enthusiasm and creativity of the academic staff, the atmosphere of good will and cooperation motivate students to gain high quality knowledge and skills necessary for specialists, stimulate the constantly growing interest to the University and Faculty.
         The Faculty of Linguistics and Translation is a cohesive team of dedicated and talented scholars, which core is academic elite of the philological scientific community of Odessa. Among the Faculty members are the scientists with international renown, such as: Doctor of Philology, Prof. Taranets V. G., Doctor of Philology, Prof. Mizetskaya V.Y., Doctor of Philology, Prof. Stupak I.V., Doctor of Philology, Prof. Bardina N.V., Doctor of Philology, Prof. Petlyuchenko N.V., and others.
         The staff members of the Faculty have been working on the comprehensive research subject "The functioning of linguistic units in multi-structural languages". This subject is the part of the University-wide scientific theme "The trend of formation and development of the social and humanitarian sphere in Ukraine" (the number of State Registration is 01104000678).
        Professors and lecturers of the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation regularly participate in the academic conferences, training seminars and tutorial workshops of different levels in Ukraine and abroad (Germany, France, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Republic of Korea, and Brazil). Annually since 2006 the International Research and Practical Conference “Linguistic theory and practice: historical heritage, actual problems and development prospects” in Honour of Doctor of Philology, Professor A.K. Korsakov, with the participation of leading philologists of Ukraine, the USA, Israel and other countries, has been held at the Faculty. The specialized addition of scientific works collection is “Scientific Herald of the International Humanitarian University. Philology Series”. It is issued three times a year. The Faculty members publish their academic works not only in special publications of Ukraine, but also in the journals indexed by the prestigious scientific and metric base Scopus.
           In 2013 at the Faculty a postgraduate course in comparative and typological linguistics (10.02.17) was opened, and since 2016 a specialized academic council has been functioning in three fields: comparative and typological linguistics (10.02.17), Germanic languages ​​(10.02 .04), general linguistics (10.02.15).    
         The well-equipped and constantly updated information and resource base of the Faculty plays an important role in the learning process – there are well-stocked libraries of reference, educational, scientific and methodological materials, and a multi-genre media library of the authentic British audio and video records. Computers, interactive whiteboards, multimedia projectors are intensively used among modern educational techniques.
         University public image is its students. It is pleasant to note that graduates of the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation meet the highest criteria. At the Faculty and its departments students receive a truly university education based on the latest achievements of science, – the education that is rightly seen one of the best in Ukraine. The graduates of the Faculty move into independent living being full-fledged, motivated, and qualified specialists.
        Our students are constantly engaged to perform translation and interpretation functions during various international exhibitions (The International Educational Exhibition "Best Schools & Universities Fair, UK, USA, Europe"), cultural events ("Jazz Fest", "Poetry Slam mit Lukas" Sparenborg im Bayerischen Haus Odessa ") and other projects of the Department of International Relations and Tourism of the city council and the regional administration.
         The students of the Faculty of Linguistics and Translation practice their language and translation skills in many different countries (Stopkevich Tatiana (France), Mirzina Anastasia (Germany), Khodyak Julia (China)). Our faculty is rightfully proud of those who managed to be selected through competitive examination for internship or training in prestigious higher educational establishments abroad (Dosdogru Dmitriy, Susloparova Elizaveta, Pavel Alina, Ruban Elizaveta (China), Knyazev Eugene (Austria), Popova Valeria (Germany)). Our students participate actively in All-Ukrainian contests, olympiads and become their finalists and prize-winners (Ruban Elizaveta won the second prize at the XV International Student Competition "The Bridge of the Chinese Language").
        Many students become employees of the enterprises where they have gained a reputation of skilled specialists. Our graduates work as translators, interpreters, lecturers, teachers, managers of tourist and hotel business in Odessa, Kiev, other cities of Ukraine, and in far abroad countries, such as the USA, Canada, Germany and even in China.