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Department for Germanic Philology

49010, Dnipro, Gagarina ave, 72, building 1, room 1101
Tel.: +38 (056) 374-98-75

The Head of Department is Candidate of Philological Sciences, associate professor Yaroslava Kovaliova.

Lecturing staff
: candidates of philological sciences, associate professors (L. I. Pastushenko, I. P. Sakhno, O. M. Krainiak, P. O. Duk, D. P. Sokolov, N. G. Makhonina); lecturers (V. O. Maikovska, M.S. Prokopets, O.D. Sokolova, O.I. Shtatna, T.V. Kremeneva); senior lecturer Zuzanne Bandau.

The Department trains bachelors, specialists and masters. The Department has organized the specialized postgraduate training and teaching staff development program for the lecturers of other universities. In addition the Department was granted an honorable status of the Regional Research Center for the German Language. The Department staff is engaged in research and instructional methodology development. An online German language course developed at the Department is currently under testing.


The Department works on the scientific research project "Current Issues in German Discourse and Pragmatics". This project is associated with the integral studying of language units of the modern Germanic languages in the context of the anthropologic linguistics. The particular interest is focused on the problems of linguistic semiotics, linguistic pragmatics, cultural linguistics, linguistic poetics, linguistic synergetics and text linguistics. Since 2012 the Department holds the International academic and research conference "Modern Germanic studies: Theory and Practice".

In 1989 the Department was among four educational establishments of Ukraine, where permanent lecturers of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) began to work. Since then certified native speakers work here: they teach German and cooperate with students, other lecturers of the Department and the universities of Germany and Austria. Apart from that, the Department has close links with the Cultural Center "Goethe-Institut".

The students of the Department take part in scientific, sociopolitical and cultural activities held at the university.

In addition, the German Studies Department has set up a translation contest for the students, whose major is German or English. This project aims to support a German non-profit organization we collaborate with, to establish contacts with the local communities and to enhance the translation skills of the students in Germany.
The students of the Department take part in scientific, sociopolitical and cultural activities held at the university.

Students of our Department are also going to participate in a creative competition during the Week of the German Culture in Dnipro, which starts on October 1st.

In addition, the German Studies Department has set up a translation contest for the students, whose major is German or English. This project aims to support a German non-profit organization we collaborate with, to establish contacts with the local communities and to enhance the translation skills of the students in Germany.

Since 2018 the best students have an opportunity to be enrolled at the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany under the European Union's Erasmus+ program for one semester tuition-free studying.

In 2018/2019 all students of our Department could train their skills as interpreters by taking part in the Ukrainian-German project "Bach-Academy" sponsored by the Consulate General of Germany in Dnipro.

In addition, some students successfully participated as interpreters in regular meetings between Ukrainian and German businessmen at the Dnipro Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The project also gave the students an opportunity to practice their communication and language skills in Germany.

Our Department is currently developing a practical training project to let our students practice their skills as interpreters abroad. And it is important to note that in summer 2019 students of our Department passed language practice at German enterprises in the fields of social communication and a traineeship in an educational institution in Magdeburg (Germany).