On February 24th, 2022, we were awakened by the roar of planes and shell explosions. Students and teachers were going to the university for the first class started at 7.45 as usual, as they heard the official information that the war had begun. It was incredibly hard to believe it.
At first, our foreign students didn’t realize what a war there could be in the 21st century! And where? In Ukraine! It’s impossible! They came to study in bloomy happy Ukraine which is sunny in the summer and snow-white in the winter. They fell in love with our country and were happy there. Parents came to many students to visit, and they also were enchanted by our country and happy with their children studying there. Our university hospitality opened its doors for foreign students from many countries around the world. The university became a second home to them and they found new friends and tutors there.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AS A STEP TOWARDS LANGUAGE ADAPTATION
Daily hard work in the classroom gives tangible results: gaining the language knowledge foreign listeners reinforce it in educational speech situations. But during daily classes, an imitation of real communication takes place. Therefore extracurricular activities occupy such an important place in language teaching.
Teachers of the Language Training Department of NURE conducted several integrated lessons with foreign listeners. «A fun walk to the Sarzhin Yar», during which it was possible to combine interesting regional information using active language vocabulary with an unforgettable walk in the open air. The next day, the students had a great opportunity to get acquainted with flora and fauna, have lots of fun and live communication outside the classroom during the «Photo Quest at the Zoo» trip. After that, the listeners together with their teachers visited an unusual exhibition of graphics by famous Kharkiv artist Hamlet Zynkovskyi – a bright representative of street art in Ukraine. The exhibition is being held at the contemporary art center – «YermilovCenter». A series of graphic sketches of the past year are combined with concise philosophical statements. The listeners were able to view the dialogue of two languages – the image and the word.
On January 12, 2022, the delegates of the Language Training Department took part in the conference of the working staff of the Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics. At the conference the report of the rector, Professor Valeryi Semenets, on the results of the implementation in 2021 of the terms of the contract № 1-101 dated February 33, 2017, was considered. The rector noted the achievements and successes in the educational process and scientific development of the university.
According to the results of the state certification of higher educational institutions and science which belong to the sphere of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, in terms of their scientific (technical and scientific) activities in scientific areas, NURE was among the 64 best universities in Ukraine that received government funding for the advancement of scientific activities.