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“TESOL in a Ukrainian setting: QUO VADIS?

May 19 @ 19:00 - 20:00


6th Meeting of TESOL-Italy and TESOL-Ukraine Join Project “Sharing Context Between CulturesСлайд1

TIME: May 19th 2022, 7.00 pm (Ukrainian time)

Title: “TESOL in a Ukrainian setting:  QUO VADIS? (Cases of Sumy State University and Kyiv National University)”

Zoom link to the session: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8575070872?pwd=N21TNnNDNjRYMkFYSEdIdXViMzE3dz09

Abstract: The main focus of this webinar will be on language policies and EFL teaching, learning and assessment practices exercised in the educational setting of Sumy State University, one of the top-ranked higher education institutions in Ukraine known for its sustainable commitment to pursuing high-quality standards in education. With reference to the results of the survey that was conducted to reveal students’ motivations, challenges and needs in foreign language learning, the webinar participants will be invited to discuss the implications that the research data have for the ESP instruction at the University.

Also, the implementation of the course in EMI at Taras Shevchenko National University will be presented.

Lyudmyla Hnapovska

Bio: PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages Department at Sumy State University where she teaches a variety of ESP courses for Bachelor, Master and PhD students. Her research interests centre around issues related to Cognitive Studies, functional aspects of Culture and Language correlation, Applied Linguistics (with a specific focus on Language Testing and Assessment), and EFL Methodology. For more than 30 years of her career as an EFL instructor, syllabus designer and materials developer, she has always treated English as a powerful means of communicating ideas, thus turning the academic courses she teaches into a handy tool for enabling students to make decisions, solve problems and answer the questions that stir their creative energies. She has been consistently advocating the idea of a language classroom being the ideal place for a teacher to play the role of a learner-friendly facilitator whose primary responsibility is to respect students’ learning autonomy and enhance their personal, academic and research potential rather than just teach a university subject.

Serhii Petrenko

Bio: Serhii Petrenko, PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv where he has been teaching English for more than 12 years. He has completed all three Cambridge Delta Modules, and obtained Cambridge English Level 7 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, completed Online Teacher Training Course in Critical Thinking for English Language Teaching Curriculum (University of Oregon). He has participated in various conferences, workshops, seminars and trainings on linguistics and ELT methodology, particularly at TESOL Conventions in 2016-2020 in the U.S. He also was a Mevlana Academic Staff Mobility Programme Instructor at Duzce University (Turkey).



May 19
19:00 - 20:00