In the framework of the international academic mobility under the Erasmus + program (KA1 direction) and the results of the competitive selection, conducted jointly by UNFU and EUSD, the Head of the Department of Foreign Languages, Assoc. Prof. Oleksandra Vanivska and Senior Lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages Ruslana Presner were on an internship at the University for Sustainable Development in Eberswalde (Germany) from 10 to 24 November 2019.
The purpose of the internship was to get acquainted with the organization of the educational process at the University for Sustainable Development in Eberswalde; to study the experience of teaching the discipline "Business Foreign Language" in order to introduce the acquired knowledge and skills into teaching practice at UNFU; to update and improve theoretical and practical knowledge of foreign language teaching methods; to get acquainted with the works of leading experts of the Language Center of the University for Sustainable Development, Eberswalde; as well as expand contacts with teaching staff for future collaborations.
During the internship, our university employees got acquainted with the organization of the educational process and teaching methods of courses "Business Foreign Language" and "Foreign Language", attended classes, participated in group work at practical classes and seminars, talked with teachers of the University's Language Center, and also had the opportunity to work in the scientific library of the University for Sustainable Development, Eberswalde, where they had access to educational and scientific literature. Acquaintance with the Language Center gave an opportunity to discuss the directions of future cooperation between the Department of Foreign Languages of UNFU and the Language Center of the University of Sustainable Development in Eberswalde.
The results of the internship are the following: updating the “Business Foreign Language (English)” course, expanding the Business English Dictionary, collecting study materials for a Business English language guide and a bilingual textbook on “Forest Ecology”; improving teaching methods of a foreign language and establishing professional contacts with academics and teachers at the University of Sustainable Development, Eberswalde.