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History of Department

    The Department of Ukrainian Language was based on the Department of Ukrainian Studies by the order of rector of SHEE “I. Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University” professor L. Ya Kovalchuk. By the decision of Academic Council of University on August 31, 2015 the Department of Ukrainian Studies was renamed as Department of Ukrainian Language.

    In 1994-1995 year of study the Department began teaching of course “Business Ukrainian Language”. In the period from 1998 till 2015 Ukrainian Language was taught at the Department of Ukrainian and Foreign Languages, later at the Department of Philosophy and Ukrainian Studies, after that at the Department of Philosophy, Social Sciences and History of Medicine; Foreign Languages and Social Sciences; Informatics, Foreign Languages and Social Sciences; Philosophy, Social Sciences and Foreign Languages; Philosophy and Ukrainian Studies; Ukrainian Studies.

    Today the staff of the department contains 7 candidates of Philological Sciences, 3 candidates of Pedagogical Sciences, among them – 6 asossiate professors, 1 seniour instructor, 3 instructors, 1 instructor without academic title. There are 2 seniour lab assistants that have higher pedagogic education.

    At the departments for students of Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Scietific Research Institute of Nursing are teaching such subjects as “Professional Ukrainian Language” for I course Ukrainian students, and “Ukrainian Language as Foreign” for I and II course foreign students.


Staff

Head of department – associate professor, PhD Maria Pavlivna Tyshkovets

Education

In 1997 graduated from the Faculty of Philology of Ternopil State Pedagogical Institute, speciality: Ukrainian language and literature. In 1998-2001 was getting postgraduate education at the Department of Ukrainian and General Linguistics  of Ternopil State Pedagogical Institute.

Work Experience

Since September 2002 works in I.Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University. First as instructor of Department of Philosophy and Ukrainian Studies, after – senior instructor of Department of Foreign Languages and Social Sciences. Since 2007 – associate professor of Department of Informatics, Foreign Languages and Social Sciences. Since September 2015 – head of Department of Ukrainian Language.

Scientific Activity

July, 5, 2002 – defended candidate thesis “The formation and development of models of oykonims of Right Bank Ukraine with Christian names in basis” on speciality 10.02.01 – Ukrainian language.

Scientific Interests

Onomastics, toponymy, linguodidactics (teaching methology of Ukrainian language as foreign), language culture.

Scientific publications

Has got 34 publications, among them 23 scientific and 11 training and methodological.

 

Vise head of department – associate professor, PhD Volodymyr Yaroslavovych Yukalo

After graduating with honors from Philology Faculty of Ternopil State Pedagogical Institute since August 1994 worked in Ternopil Medical University as assistant, instructor, senior instructor, associate professor. Teaches such subjects as “Professional Ukrainian Language” and “Ukrainian Language as Foreign”.

Candidate thesis “Language stereotypes in doctors communication” on speciality Ukrainian language executed in Kyiv at the Department of Stylistics and Language Culture of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, defended it in 2003 in Specialized Academic Council in Oleksandr Potebnya Institute of Linguistics NAS of Ukraine. The scientific novelty of the thesis consists in the fact that the first time in modern Ukrainian linguistics was studies functioning of language stereotypes in professional doctors communication, made linguistic and cultural analysis of fixed language stereotypes, developed the model of medical professional language and doctors communications.

Scientific interests: language culture, stylistics, communicative linguistics, sociolinguistics, linguodidactics, Ukrainian studies.

Author of 100 publications, among them 28 scientific, 22 training and methodological, 18 of them were published in professional editions. Author of 1 manual.

Took part in many international and Ukrainian scientific conferences, that took place in Ternopil, Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv.

 

Associate professor, PhD Valentyna Ivanivna Zevako

Graduated the Philological Faculty of Taras Shevchenko State University of Kyiv.

Got Postgraduate Education at the Department of Russian-Slavic linguistics of Voronezh State University. In 1993 defended candidate thesis “The phonetic system of dialect that displays contacting of the East Slavic languages” on speciality 10.02.01 – Russian language, 10.02.02 – Ukrainian language.   

In 2006 passed recertification on speciality 10.02.01 – Ukrainian language in  Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

Author over 60 scientific and methodological publications.

Scientific interests: comparative linguistics, history of language, dialectology.

 

Associate professor, PhD Ihor Dmytrovych Drach

Education

In 2007 graduated magistracy of Philological Faculty of V. Hnatyuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University on speciality: instructor of Ukrainian language and literature, world literature, teacher of Polish language. In 2007-2011 got postgraduate education at the Department of Theory of Literature and Comparative Literary Studies  of V. Hnatyuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University.

Work Experience

Since September 2009 works in I.Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University. First as instructor of Department of Social Sciences and Foreign Languages, after that – of Department of Ukrainian Studies. Since 2015 – associate professor of Department of Ukrainian Language. Since September 2015 – vice-dean of Medical Faculty.

Scientific Activity

In November 2013 defended candidate thesis on speciality 10.01.06 – theory of literature and got title PhD.

Scientific Interests

Theory and history of literature, linguodidactics (methodology of teaching of Ukrainian language as foreign), culture of language.

Scientific publications

Author of 15 publications, among them 10 scientific and 5 training and methodological.

Instructor, candidate of pedagogical sciences Ihor Ivanovych Havryshchak

Education

In 1986 graduated Philological Faculty of Yaroslav Galan Ternopil State Pedagogical Institute (speciality “Ukrainian language and literature”).

Work Experience

Since September 2012 works in I.Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University. First as instructor of Department of Ukrainian Studies, after that – of Department of Ukrainian Language.

Scientific Activity

In 2000 defended candidate thesis “Formation of pupils cognitive activity in learning process in gymnasiums of Galicia in second half of XIX century” (speciality 13.00.01 – general pedagogics and history of pedagogics; Specialized Academic Council of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian University).

Scientific Interests

History of Ukrainian and world literature, methodology of teaching Ukrainian language as foreign.

Scientific Publications

Author of over 30 scientific, training and methodological publications.

Associate professor, PhD Oksana Ivanivna Novitska

Education

In 2001 graduated Philological Faculty of V. Hnatyuk Ternopil State Pedagogical University on speciality: Ukrainian language and literature, world literature.

Work Experience

Since November 2008 works in I.Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University. First as instructor of Department of Informatics, Social Sciences and Foreign Languages, later – of Department of Foreign Languages and Social Sciences, after that – of Department of Ukrainian Studies. Since 2015 – associate professor of Department of Ukrainian Language.

Scientific Activity

In 2014 defended candidate thesis “Everyday vocabulary of Pidhaytsi region: semantics, methods of nomination, area” on speciality 10.02.01 – Ukrainian language.

Scientific Interests

Dialectology, methodology of teaching Ukrainian language as foreign.

Scientific Publications

Author of 15 publications, among them 10 scientific and 5 training and methodological publications.

Associate professor, PhD Tetyana Petrivna Melnyk

Education

In 2005 graduated Philological Faculty of Bohda Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy on speciality “Ukrainian language and literature”. In 2005-2008 got postgraduate education at the Department of Teaching Methodology and Ukrainian Language Culture  of V. Hnatyuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University.

Work Experience

Since September 2011 works in I.Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University as instructor of Department of Ukrainian Studies. Since 2015 – associate professor of Department of Ukrainian Language.

Scientific Activity

In March 2010 defended candidate thesis “Processes of normalization of Ukrainian language vocabulary in 20-30th of XX century” on speciality 10.02.01 – Ukrainian language.

Scientific Interests

History of Ukrainian literary language, culture of language, methodology of teaching Ukrainian language as foreign.

Scientific Publications

Author of 24 publications, among them 15 scientific and 9 training and methodological publications.

Senior instructor, candidate of pedagogical sciences Lyudmyla Pavlivna Sheremeta

Education

In 2005 graduated Philological Faculty of V. Hnatyuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University on speciality “Ukrainian language and literature, world literature”. In 2006-2011 got postgraduate education at the Department of Teaching Methodology and Ukrainian Language Culture  of V. Hnatyuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University.

Work Experience

Since September 2013 works in I.Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University as instructor of Department of Ukrainian Studies. Since 2015 – senior instructor of Department of Ukrainian Language.

Scientific Activity

In January 2013 defended candidate thesis “Linguodidactic legacy of O.M. Bilyaev (1925-2006)” on speciality 10.02.02 – theory and methodology of teaching (Ukrainian language).

Scientific Interests

Linguodidactics (methodology of teaching Ukrainian language and methodology of teaching Ukrainian language as foreign), language culure.

Scientific Publications

Author of 20 publications, among them 15 scientific and 5 training and methodological publications.

Senior laboratory assistant, instructor Mariana Zinoviivna Zayets

In 2012 graduated V. Hnatyuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University and got complete higher education on speciality “Language and literature (English)” and received qualification of philologist, teacher of English and German language, world literature.

Since 2011 worked as laboratory assistant at Department of Ukrainian Studies in I.Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University. Since 2012 works as senior laboratory assistant. Since 2013 – as instructor of the department.

Works on candidate thesis “Formation of foreign students readiness to dialogical interaction in future doctors profession by means of interactive technologies” on speciality 13.00.04 – theory and methodology of professional education.


Senior laboratory assistant Olha Volodymyrivna Nazaruk

In 2007 graduated V. Hnatyuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University and got basic higher education on speciality “Pedagogical education” and received qualification of bachelor of pedagogical education, social teacher.

In 2008 graduated V. Hnatyuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University and got completed higher education on speciality “Social pedagogics” and received qualification of social teacher.

Since September 2015 works as senior laboratory assistant at Department of Ukrainian Language in I.Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University.


 
 Instructor, candidate of pedagogical sciences Kateryna Lyubomyrivna Stefanyshyn


Education

In 2000 graduated Philological Faculty of V. Hnatyuk Ternopil State Pedagogical University on speciality “Pedagogics and methodics of secondary education. Ukrainian language and literature. In 2000-2005 got postgraduate education at the Department of Ukrainian Language Methodology and Language Culture  of V. Hnatyuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University.

Work Experience

Worked as instructor, and later associate professor at the Humanitarian and Social Sciences Department of Viacheslav Chornovil Halytskyi Institute.

Since September 2011 works in I.Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University as instructor of Department of Ukrainian Studies. Since October 2016 – instructor of Department of Ukrainian Language.

Scientific Activity

In 2004 defended candidate thesis Formation of secondary school pupils communicative skills of speech in process of study prepositions” at the Institute of Pedagogics AES, got candidate of pedagogical sciences degree on speciality 13.00.02 – theory and methodology of teaching of Ukrainian language.

Scientific Interests

Linguodidactics (methodology of teaching Ukrainian language at secondary and higher schools); Ukrainian language culure.

Scientific Publications

Author of over 20 scientific, training and methodological  publications.


 
         Senior laboratory assistant Viktoriya Myroslavivna Vynnyk

    Education

In 2009 graduated V. Hnatyuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University and got master's degree of pedagogical education, instructor of Ukrainian language and literature, teacher of English and World literature.

 Work Experience

Summer, 2007 – 2009 – teacher-organiser in CHC “Yunyy sudnoremontnyk”. Since September, 2012 works as senior laboratory assistant at the Ukrainian Language Department. 

 Scientific Publications

9 (4 in specialized journals,  1 – in Wikipedia).


Scientific Work

    Teachers of Ukrainian Studies regularly take part in fundamental and applied linguistic researches, international, Ukrainian scientific and practical conferences, seminars on questions of functioning the Ukrainian language.

    According to scientific potential the department is one of the best among the similar profile departments of higher medical educational establishments in Ukraine.

    The staff of the department takes active part in organization and leading of scientific and practical conferences.

Teachers of Ukrainian Studies regularly prepare students of medical university to take part in Petro Yatsyk International Ukrainian Language Competition and Taras Shevchenko International language and literary pupils and students contest. Students often win prizes.


Educational Work

    The staff of the Department of Ukrainian Language constantly works on improving of educational and methodical work. Theoretical and practical classes are leading with using of modern technologies. Teachers provide the students necessary materials, books, tables, schemes, video and audio recordings, electronic lessons, training CDs, methodical materials etc. Methodical instructions for students and teachers, materials for preparing to lectures and practical classes regularly renew and improve. For better interaction with students instructors of the department always use inner university resources, including WEB-site of the department, which contains all necessary information. Were developed methodical materials for distance education, that was successfully implemented in the university and at the department.  

Class on Ukrainian Language as Foreign by as. Prof., PhD O.I. Novitska

The staff of department prepared and published:

  • text book V.Ya. Yukalo “Culture of Language” for students of higher medical educational establishments of III-IV levels of accreditation;

  • I.Z. Maydanyuk (in collaboration) “Ukrainian Language. Practical course for foreign students” for audience of Preparatory Department and other faculties, “Business Ukrainian Language. Work book for foreign students”;

  • text book “Ukrainian Language for Foreign Students”, 2013 ed. by A.M. Pryshlyak;


Curators Institution

The staff of department leads active work with students in formation of love to motherland and proud for Ukrainian people and state. We organize and make thematic meetings, lectures at the department and university, educational performances about outstanding people of Ukraine, visit theaters, museums, music halls.

Already traditional became cooperation with the staff of  Regional Library for Youth in organization meetings, dedicated to the memory of Taras Shevchenko, Lesya Ukrainka, Ivan Franko.

It is necessary to submit that teaching of students at the Department of Ukrainian Language, studying Ukrainian language, language culture promotes education of national consciousness of Ukrainian students and respect of foreign students to our people and state.



Shevchenko celebrations in youth library with foreign and Ukrainian students

of Dentistry Faculty



Cooperation with the staff of youth library

Honoring the 140-th anniversary of Lesya Ukrainka

Visit of theatrical premiers

    The staff of department leads active popularization of language knowledges outside the university through the regional and national mass-media. V. Yukalo published series of linguistic advices in papers “Medychna Akademiya”, “Vashe Zdorovya”, took part in numerous programs of Ternopil Regional State TV and Radio Company on the functioning of Ukrainian language, among them television programs “Tema dnya”, “Ranok z TTB”, radio programs “Maydan molodyh”, “Subotni dialogy”, “Ordynatorska”, “Dobroho dnya”.