Department of Middle East Studies

Head - Т.F. Маlenka, candidate of philological sciences, associate professor
Phone Numbers - 239-31-83; 31-83
Room №125
Contacts: senior assistant Antonenko L.M., senior assistant Shestopal A.I.
E-mail: kaphedra (c) inbox.ru

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Teaching of the Arabic language at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University was introduced for the first time by Taufic Kezma at the beginning of the 20th century. Teaching of the Arabic (M. D. Volkov) and Japanese (V. F. Rezanenko) languages as the second foreign languages was introduced in 1970th by professor J. O. Ghluktenko, the Dean of the Department of Romance-Germanic Philology. Since 1989 professor O. F. Semenets, the Dean of the Department of Foreign Philology has got an allowance from the Ministry of Education of Ukraine for the intake of the first group of students to study Chinese as the first foreign language. The same year an intake of a group of students that would study the Arabic, Persian and Japanese languages was introduced and the sub-department of the Oriental Languages Translation Theory and Practice was established (the Head of the sub-department is V. S. Rybalkin, a senior lecturer). Since 1992 the sub-department has been headed by professor K. M. Tyshchenko. In 1993 this sub-department was turned into the sub-department of Oriental Philology and it was then merged with the sub-department of the Oriental Languages of the Ukrainian Philology Department, headed by professor L. V. Grytsyk in 1990-1993, at where such languages as Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hindi were taught.
Due to the promotion of academician O. Pritsak, Professor of Harvard University in Boston, a Foreign Member of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies named after A. Krymskiy at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine , a decision was made by the Rector of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University to expand the sub-department and to establish the Department of Oriental Philology. The initiative group of professors such as K. M. Tyshchenko, V. S. Rybalkin, B. P. Yatsenko, I. V. Bychok, academician O. Pritsak and V. S. Ostapchuk, PhD at Harvard University has prepared a project of future department and developed education schemes. In 1995 the Department of Oriental Philology with two sub-departments – the sub-department of Turkish Studies (professor G. I. Khalymonenko is the Head of the sub-department) and the sub-department of the Middle Eastern Languages, headed by professor K. M. Tyshchenko, was created. The Head of the Department is professor G. F. Khalymonenko.
Since 2001 the sub-department of the Middle Eastern Languages, at which such languages as Arabic, Persian and Hindi are taught, has been headed by senior lecturer T. F. Malenka.
In 2002 the Centre for Iranian Studies, headed by the senior lecturer T. F. Malenka, was created at the sub-department.
In 2007 the Centre of Hindi and Indian Literature, headed by O. M. Motrichenko, was established.
In 2008 due to the promotion of the Embassy of Arab Republic of Egypt, the Egyptian Centre of the Arabic language and literatute was established. ( O. G. Khomitska is the Head of the Centre).
5 native speakers work at the sub-department: Arabic language– Z. T. Mufak, Subch Ali, Alj Aljvan Ghalib; Persian language – B. Bageri; Hindi – Sanjdey Radggans.
The main normative courses are the Oriental languages, History of the Literature of Oriental Countries, Translation from Oriental languages into Ukrainian, History of the Oriental languages, Theoretical Grammar, Lexicology, Stylistics of the Oriental languages, Linguistics for Orientalists, Cultural Studies, The theory of Genres of Oriental Literature.
Special courses are Research on the Etymology of the Oriental languages, National Specific of Oriental Literatures, Poetic Writing, Relations between Oriental and Ukrainian Literatures.
Due to the promotion of Embassy of Egypt, Machmud Elj-Kyei, the representative of Cairo University delivered lectures and seminars from 2003 till 2007; since 1995 Iranian professors have been permanently working at the sub-department with the support of Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Ukraine. Professors of the sub-department take an active part in International Oriental Forums, congresses, conferences in Arabic countries, Iran, Europe, Tajikistan, Russia and Ukraine.
Students underwent language training at the universities of Syria, Egypt, Jordania, Lebanon, India, Iran. The graduates of the sub-department work as translators and interpreters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, “Naftogas of Ukraine”, UNIAN, Agencies of Eastern countries.
Due to the promotion of the Embassy of Iran and India All-Ukrainian Students Contests in Persian and Hindi are held, the winners are trained in the country of their first foreign language.
Students choose their second foreign language as an optional course.

The Faculty of the Sub-department
The Head of the Subdepartment – Tetyana Fedorivna Malenka, the Candidate of Philology, Senior lecturer
Ali Alvan Ghaleb Sheryfovych – assistant lecturer, native speaker
Anna Mykhaylivna Bocharnikova – assistant lecturer
Yuriy Volodymyrovych Botvinkin – assistant lecturer
Kateryna Valeriyivna Dovbnya – assistant lecturer
Yuriy Vitaliyovych Zuev – assistant lecturer
Yevgenia Sergiyivna Kalenchenko – assistant lecturer
Oksana Mykhaylivna Kononchuk – Candidat of Philology, assistant lecturer
Yuriy Yuriyovych Kocherdgynskiy – assistant lecturer
Iryna Mykolayivna Luchko – assistant lecturer
Olena Viktorivna Mazepova – Candidate of Philology on the position of a senior lecturer
Volodymyr Leonidovych Martynyuk - assistant lecturer
Tamer Mufak Ziad – assistant lecturer, native speaker
Olena Mykolayivna Motrychenko – Candidate of Philology on the position of a senior lecturer
Valeriy Sergiyovych Rybalkin – Doctor of Philology, professor
Sanjdey Radggans – assistant lecturer, native speaker
Ivan Viktorovych Sivkov - assistant lecturer
Personalias

Subch Ali –senior lecturer, native speaker;
Kostiantyn M. Tyshchenko – Doctor of philological sciences, professor;
Oleksiy O. Khamray – Candidate of philological sciences, senior lecturer;
Olena G. Khomits’ka – assistant lecturer;

Tetiana F. Malen’ka (Nechaeva) was born on August 15, 1959 in Yagotyn, Kyiv region. In 1982 she graduated from the Department of Philology (Sub-Department of Ukrainian language and literature) at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (honors diploma).
From 1990 to 1993 as a post-graduate student she studied at the Department of Oriental Studies at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. From 1991 to 1992 she worked on probation at National University of Tadzhikistan (Dushanbe) at the Department of Modern and Classic Tadzhik Language. In 1993 she presented her thesis on the subject “Poetry of Gaffes in translations and research of A. Krymsky National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine” at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
From 1994 to 1998 she held two jobs as a lecturer at the sub-department of Middle Eastern languages and a research worker and academic secretary at the Institute of Oriental Studies named after A. Krymsky.
In 1996, 1997 she worked on probation in Iran at Teheran University (Dechoda International Centre of Persian Language).
From 1998 to 2001 she attended postgraduate studies at Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
From 1998 to 2000 she lived in Pakistan where she made a research on influence of Persian culture over Pakistan and West India.
Since 2001 she has taken a position of senior lecturer and chief of the sub-department of Middle Eastern languages at the Institute of Philology at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
In 2004 – scientific work at Cairo University (Egypt).
She is the author of 43 works, published in Ukraine, Iran, Tadzhikistan, Russia, and Armenia. She has researched the problems of Iranian Studies, especially Persian classical poetry, Ukrainian and Iranian cultural relationships, perception of the literature of Near and Middle East in Ukrainian poetry, eastern heritage of A. Krymsky. She took part in the International congresses and conferences on problems of the East, Ukrainian and Iranian Studies.
She is honored with Gold Medal by the Organization of Cultural and Islamic intercommunications of Iran (2001) and with diploma of honour by the Department of Culture and Islamic Orientation (2004) for promotion of Iranian Language and culture throughout the world.

In 1998-2000 was on internship at Central Institute of Hindi, Delhi Centre, India and has upheld the diploma.

In January 2005 has upheld the Candidate’s thesis on topic: “Functional-semantic features of the culturally-marked Hindi vocabulary” (speciality 10.02.13 - languages of people of Asia, Africa, aborigines of America and Australia).

From 2000 till nowadays – Hindi lecturer: at first at the Sub-department of the Oriental Languages, and then at the Middle Eastern sub-department at the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University, Institute of philology.

2000-2001 – Hindi lecturer at Institute of Eastern Linguistics and Law (combines jobs).

2004-2005 - junior research worker at the Krymskyy National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Orientalism (combines jobs).

From September 2005 to January 2006 – acting head of the Middle Eastern department at the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University, Institute of philology.

During 5 years of her/his work at the university she/he has taught normative disciplines of the Hindi language and literature of India, methods of teaching eastern languages and translation for first to fifth year students at Institute of philology and Institute of international relations; has managed term, bachelor and master's degree papers, translating and pedagogical practical work.

Compiler of tutorials on such disciplines: “Practical course of Hindi” for undergraduate students at Institute of philology, “Theory and practice of translation” for graduate students at Institute of international relations, Program of candidate's examination for speciality 10.02.13 - languages of people of Asia, Africa, aborigines of America and Australia (Hindi).

Author of “Practical manual on Hindi lexicology” (electronic version) and manual “Indian studies”.

Sphere of scientific interest: linguistic culturology, linguistic and cultural communication, lexicology.

Rybalkin Valeriy Sergiyovych (19.05.1952, Kotenkove village, Novgorodskyy district of the Kirovohrad region, Ukrainian).
Arabist, linguist, translator, diplomat.
Externally graduated with honors from the Leningrad National University, Eastern faculty (1976) and Graduate School of the Leningrad Institute of Orientalism, Academy of Sciences of USSR (1984). Doctor of philology, leading research worker. Research work at the Tel-Aviv (1995-1996), Michigan (2002-2003) and Harvard (2003-2004) universities.

Nominated for A.Krymskyy award of NAS of Ukraine (1995). Honorary of the Lebanese Metropolitan Z.Hadar for successful work on organization of International UNESCO symposium “Dialogue of cultures” (Tripoli, 2001).

Worked as an interpreter in NDRY (1979-1981), Egypt (1990, 1991), UAE (1990-1991, 1993) and other Arab countries.

Senior research worker at the O.O. Potebnya Institute of Linguistics, NAS of Ukraine (till 1990), head of theory and practice of the Eastern languages translation sub-department, foreign philology department, Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University (1990-1992), Deputy Director for science at the A.Krymskyy Institute of Orientalism, NAS of Ukraine (1991-1996) and head of classic Eastern department at the same Institute (1991-1996; 1999-2005, till now), adviser on political issues of Embassy of Ukraine in UAE (1996-1999), professor at the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University (2003-2005, till now), head of the Kyiv University “Eastern World” (2004-2005, till now).

Author of about 200 scientific works on history of the Arab linguistic studies, lexicology and lexicography of the Arab literary language, linguistic situation in modern Arab world, Arab archeography, Koran exegetics, Arab literary criticism.

Motrychenko Olena Mykolayivna (19.05.1978, Kyiv)
Indologist-philologist, lecturer, Hindi and English translator. Candidate of Philology, assistant of Middle Eastern sub-department at the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University, Institute of philology.
Graduated with honors from Sub-department of the Oriental Languages (2000) and Graduate School at the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University, Institute of philology (2004).

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