The Department was established on June 12, 1995.

Head of the Department  - Iryna K. Kobyakova, PhD in Philology, Professor.

The Department of Germanic Philology is a graduating department, which educates Bachelors, providing intramural and parallel education, Masters, providing intramural and extramural education, and PhD in Philology. Specialty “Germanic Languages and Literature (Translation included)”.

The Department provides studying of two basic languages – English and German, other languages for studying are Polish, Czech, Chinese and Latin. The classes are carried out according the latest technologies for studying in modern language laboratories, video halls, and computer classrooms. Language practice in Poland, Germany, Great Britain, the USA, and Turkey is available.

At the Department provide their services Translation Training and Resource Center «LinguoStar» (provides  preparation, organizing and carrying out international language exams (tests) TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, etc); English language session at children’s summer camp “Univer”; Research Office; Travel Office;  School of European Languages. Annually the Department carries out All-Ukrainian students’ scientific-practical conference "Translation Innovations" and Competition of poetry and artistic translation “Alter Ego”.

Graduates can work at diplomatic missions, as interpreters at official events, in national and international establishments, governing institutions, private enterprises, as translators of fiction, technical, judicial literature, as teachers of foreign languages in educational institutions, etc.

The initiator of the translators training – Svitlana O. Shvachko, Academician of the Higher School Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Philology, Professor.

Contact Us:

2, Rymskogo-Korsakova st., Sumy 4007

Electro-Technical Building, Room 422
Tel.: +38 (0542) 68-77-98; +38 (0542) 68-78-80; +38 (0542) 68-78-85.

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Official web-site of the Department:

Sumy State University,
116, Kharkivska st., 40007 Sumy, Ukraine,

Main Building, Floor 7 (Room 712)

E-mail: [email protected]

Tel: +38 0542 335273



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