Department of English for Natural Sciences Departments

Head - М.V. Petrovskij, candidate of philological sciences, associate professor
Phone Numbers - 526-39-68
03022 Kyiv, Vasyl’kivs’ka St. 90-a, room №1006
E-mail: npetrovsky@ukr.net

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The history of English language sub-Department for the Natural Science Students begins in 1962, when a sub-department of English language for non-linguistic faculties, headed by associate professor Z.K.Trostyanska, was founded as a part of foreign languages department. Sub-department provided English teaching for natural and humanitarian faculties of the university. In 10 years, because of growing volume of work, this subdivision was reorganized in two departments: English language for humanitarian faculties (head – associate professor Potuzhna M.I.) and English language for natural faculties (head – associate professor Borozna M.Y.). Later the sub-department was headed by associate professor Nevizhyna Z.V. (1977-1982), associate professor Beh P.O. (1982-1991), associate professor Petrovskyy M.V. (1991-1994). In 1994 on the basis of this subdivision there have been founded 2 independent structural units at the university: English language sub-Department for the Natural Science Students to provide educational process on biological, geographical, geological and economic faculties (heads - associate professor Bugulov I.M., 1994-1995; associate professor Dorosh G.L., 1995-2002), and sub-Department of English language for Students of Physics and Mathematics to teach English on physical, chemical, radiophysical, mechanic-mathematical and cybernetic departments (head – Petrovskyy M.V., 1994-1998).

From 2002 : English language sub-Department for the Natural Science Students is headed by Candidate of Philology, associate professor Petrovskyy M.V. There are now 33 lecturers at the department: including 7 associate professors and 1 senior lecturer. Department provides teaching of the general English language (for first to fourth year students), a course of the business English language, theory and practice of translation, and also English course for graduate students of mentioned above faculties to prepare for the candidate’s exam.

Department staff carries out research in direction: “Introduction of the European standards of English teaching on the natural faculties of the university”. Editions of department’s research workers cover a wide range of linguistic and methodical researches. In recent years such works have been published with the vulture of Ministry of education and science of Ukraine: O.Kostyk. English Practical Grammar; O.Kurdish. English for students of economic faculties; M.Petrovskyy. Insurance in Great Britain (collective work of economic faculty of Insurance); M.Petrovskyy, Y.Yaremenko. International Tourism; Yulia Svyatyulk. English for International Business. The department regularly publishes collected articles on linguistics and teaching procedure “Foreign languages on non-linguistic faculties” (editor-in-chief – associate professor Petrovskyy M.V.).

Department staff includes: associate professors - Borysenko O.A., Kostyk O.I., Kurdish O.K., Oliynyk I.V., Pastushenko T.V., Petrovskyy M.V., Svyatyuk Y.V., Yaremenko Y.A.; senior lecturer – Kizlaytis K.V., and also lecturers – Antonova M.Y., Babiy S.M., Belyankina N.P., Brusentsev V.V., Vodovska O.M., Garashchenko V.V., Glushchenko O.M., Gomon N.M., Gryshchenko Y.Y., Guzovska O.O., Didenko I.O., Didkovska T.L., Kolodrubska N.V., Kostenko I.M., Kulska O.O., Kulebyakina L.P., Lutsenko O.V., Maystrenko O.O., Melnyk R.A., Munka L.M., Nikiforova L.V., Osypenko T.A., Rud S.M., Sandyga L.O., Semenihina N.M., Tarasova N.P., Shvets O.I.

The author of over 80 works in Stylistics of the English language, Theory and Practice of Translation, Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching. The author of the applied English language course based on computer technology and Internet.
Member of the Academic Board of the Institute of Philology at the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.
Sviatiuk Yulia Viktorivna
Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor
In 1997 graduated from the Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University as a specialist in the English and German languages. In 2005 defended a PhD thesis in “Semantics and functioning of ethnonymes in modern English”. Has been working at the University since 2006, being a Senior Lecturer since 2006, and an Associate Professor of the English language sub-Department for the Natural Science Students since 2008
The author of over 30 works on Cognitive Linguistics, Lexicology, Theory and Practice of Translation, Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching.

Yaremenko Yulia Anatoliyivna
Associate Professor
In 1984 graduated from the Kyiv State Taras Shevchenko University as the English language philologist. Since 1984 has been working at the University as a Lecturer, becoming a Senior Lecturer since 2004 and an Associate Professor of the English language sub-Department for the Natural Science Students since 2008.
The author of over 30 works on Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching.

Dorosh Galyna Leontiyivna
Candidate of Philology, assistant lecturer
In 1966 graduated from the department of foreign languages of the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University. In 1988 has upheld the Candidate’s thesis on the topic “Multicomponent terminological word-combinations with prepositive definition in modern English language”. From 1968 to 2003 worked at the university: English lecturer (1968-1988), senior lecturer (1988-1989), assistant lecturer of the English language sub-department for humanitarian departments(1989 - 1993). From 1995 to 2002 – head of the English language sub-department for humanitarian departments.
Author of more than 30 works on scientific and technical translation and procedure of teaching foreign languages.

Nevizhyna Zarya Vasyliyivna (20.03.1927 – 2002, Kharkiv)
Candidate of Philology, assistant lecturer
In 1950 graduated from the department of Romance-Germanic philology of the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University. From 1950 to 2000 worked at the university: English lecturer (1950-1954), senior lecturer (1954-1973), assistant lecturer of the sub-Department of English language for the Natural Science Students (1973-2000). From 1975 to 1982 – head of the sub-Department of English language for the Natural Science Students.
Author of more than 30 works on linguistics and procedure of teaching foreign languages. Member of Academic council of foreign philology departments of the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University and Methodist of foreign languages council at the Ministry of science and education of Ukraine (1975-1982). Buried on the Berkivtsi cemetery in Kyiv.

Kostyk Oksana Ivanivna
Assistant lecturer
In 1978 graduated from Kyiv Institute of Foreign Languages, English and French speciality. Works at the university: English lecturer (1984-2004), senior lecturer (2004-2008), from 2008 assistant lecturer of the sub-Department of English language for the Natural Science Students. Author of more than 30 works on procedure of teaching foreign languages.

Kurdish Oleksandr Kuzmovych
Assistant lecturer
In 1972 graduated from the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University, foreign languages speciality. From 1972 has worked at the University as a Lecturer, and since 1993 as a Senior Lecturer, an Associate Professor since 2008.
Author of over 100 works on Linguistics and on Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching.

Oliynyk Iryna Valentynivna
Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor
In 1992 graduated from the Department of French Philology (1987-1992) of the Romance-Germanic Philology Department at the Odessa I.I. Mechnykov University. In 1995 defended a PhD thesis in “Typological research of the language of burlesque literature (based on the example of the French and Ukrainian sources)”. Since 2004 has worked at the University as an Associate Professor.
The author of over 30 works on Stylistics and History of the French language, Lexico-Morphological Features of the Economic Terminology, Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching.

Pastushenko Tetyana Volodymyrivna
Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor
In 1994 graduated from the Department of the Foreign and Russian languages of the Horlivka State Pedagogical Institute for Foreign Languages. In 1998 graduated from the Postgraduate Studies of the Kyiv State Linguistic University (the Department of English Grammar and History) and defended a PhD thesis (speciality 10.02.04 Germanic languages) in “Colour nomination as an element of the secondary language picture of the world (based on the modern English language)”. Has been working at the University since 2008.

Petrovs’ky Mykola Vasyliovych
Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor
In 1974 graduated from the Department of translators and the Postgraduate Studies (1977-1980) of the Romance-Germanic Philology Department at the Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University. The PhD thesis: “Stylistic graphics of the English and American prose of the XIXth-XXth centuries” (1981). Has been working at the University since 1983: Senior Lecturer (1983-1984), Associate Professor (since 1984). Head of the English language sub-Department for the Natural Science Students (1991-1994), Head of the English language sub-Department for Physics and Mathematical Students (1994-1998), Head of the English language sub-Department for the Natural Science Students since 2002.

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