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On October 23, 2021 in the hall of Academic Council at Grinchenko University (13-B, Marshal Tymoshenko Str.) in support of the initiative of the Student Parliament SRL of Internationalization of Higher Education joined the activities aimed at informing students of the University about opportunities to participate in academic mobility programs and held a meeting with the Coordinator of Erasmus + National Offices and National Teams of Higher Education Reform Experts in Ukraine Svitlana Shytikova.
During the meeting with the students of the University Svitlana Shytikova presented information on a wide range of issues within the competence of NEO in Ukraine, and answered the questions of the seminar participants. In particular, the topics connected with the history and purpose of the Erasmus + program, priorities, directions and requirements to applicants for participation in student academic mobility programs, international exchanges and joint projects were covered in detail. The participants became familiar with the following items:
• Who can participate?
• How often can you participate in academic mobility programs and how long do they last?
• What activities are envisaged under the various action lines of the Erasmus + program?
• What competitions are held in different action lines and how often?
• Issues of language training for applicants
• Current priorities for participation in the Erasmus + program
• What is “volunteer participation” and what are its features and prospects?
• How to successfully qualify for the exchange program?
• How to look for opportunities for academic mobility on your own?
•What are the functions of university international offices and how to communicate with them?
The meeting ended with awarding to Svitlana Shytikova the Commendation for the development of friendly relations between NEO in Ukraine and Grinchenko University, educational activities on international cooperation under the Erasmus + program and a warm photo shoot.

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Borys Grinchenko Kyiv Universiry

The Department of Ukrainian provides teaching of the discipline "Ukrainian as a foreign language" and "Regional Studies" for foreigners and stateless people. Language skills at levels A1, A2, B1.
Disciplines are taught by Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor Vintoniv T.M.; Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Senior Lecturer Gorokhova T.O., Vintonov T.M.
From the first lessons, students are involved in dialogic speech, which is the basis of a communicative method of teaching. They are given a hand in adapting to the country and university. The study is intensive, the mentality of the student's country, the speed of perception of the Ukrainian language, the level of knowledge of the student are taken into account, teachers have the individual approach to each student.
The university provides comfortable conditions for studying. Teachers maintain a favorable psychological climate in the classroom, support friendly relations between students, encourage them to work in the classroom, motivate students' dialogic speech, use different methods and approaches in teaching Ukrainian as a foreign language. Teachers of the Department of Ukrainian Language of Borys Hrinchenko Kyiv University are able to teach foreign students how to orient in the socio-cultural environment and achieve success in mastering the Ukrainian language at the level required by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
In addition to lessons in the classroom, teachers conduct visual demonstrations of lexical topics and give foreign students an opportunity to discover Ukrainian vocabulary through making reports, watching movies, going on tours. During classes students create independent presentations about Ukrainian traditions and famous people of Ukraine, their country traditions. Teachers involve foreign students in competitions, conferences, conduct open thematic classes that help foreign students demonstrate their abilities to speak and overcome psychological barriers in the course of communicating process.
Students from Iran, Belgium, Turkey, Nigeria, Tatarstan, China, and Turkmenistan studied at the preparatory department. 

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