At the end of October, ZNU teachers attended a five-day study visit to Estonia as part of the MultiEd international educational project “Foreign Language Teacher Training Capacity Development as a Way to Ukraine’s Multilingual Education and European Integration / MultiEd” under the umbrella of Erasmus+ KA2 project. Associate Professors of the Department of English Philology and Linguistic Didactics Natalia Nadtochii, Maryna Zaluzhna and Senior Lecturer of the Department of Theory and Practice of English Translation Viktoriia Pohonets visited the Estonian cities – Tallinn, Tartu and Narva. The visit was devoted to getting acquainted with the specifics of the application of the methodology of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Estonian educational institutions.
Traditionally, spring break is the time for professional development of Zaporizhzhia in-service teachers. Zaporizhzhia National University organized a professional development workshop “Distance foreign language teaching: online features” within the project Erasmus+ KA2 CBHE MultiEd (“Foreign Language Teacher Training Capacity Development as a Way to Ukraine’s Multilingual Education and European Integration”). The professional seminar-practicum was organized by the Faculty of Foreign Philology in cooperation with Zaporizhzhia City Council’s municipal establishment “Centre of pedagogical professional development” and the Faculty of Journalism.
On February 18, a scheduled meeting of the Erasmus + KA2 project consortium "Development of foreign language teacher training capacity as a way to implement multilingual education and European integration of Ukraine (MultiEd)" took place. The partnership was represented by the University of Tartu (Estonia), Heidelberg Pedagogical University (Germany), Aston University (UK), 8 Ukrainian universities: Zaporizhzhya National University, V.O. Sukhomlynskyi National University of Mykolaiv, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Poltava V.G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University, State Higher Educational Institution “Donbas State Pedagogical University”, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University, State Higher Educational Establishment "Precarpathian National University named after Vasyl Stefanyk", TESOL All-Ukrainian Association of English Teachers». Oleksandra Golovko, project coordinator and manager from the University of Tartu (Estonia) moderated the event.
On February 4, there took place a meeting of the partners of the Erasmus + KA2 project consortium "Foreign Language Teacher Training Capacity Development as a Way to Ukraine’s Multilingual Education and European Integration (MultiEd)". The work plan for 2021 was discussed there.
In December, fourteen teachers of the faculties of foreign philology and journalism ZNU (Zaporizhzhia National University) received certificates of successful completion of the advanced course "Content and Language Integrated Learning for Tertiary Education". The course took place from May to December 2020 within the framework of the international Erasmus + KA2 project MultiEd "Foreign Language Teacher Training Capacity Development as a Way to Ukraine’s Multilingual Education and European Integration."
The autumn semester of this academic year at ZNU marked active work within the framework of the implementation of European of Erasmus + KA2 projects like the MultiEd / "Foreign Language Teacher Training Capacity Development as a Way to Ukraine’s Multilingual Education and European Integration". Within its action plan there has been done considerable amount of work so far, despite the unfavorable circumstances of the global coronavirus pandemic. Thus, in September-October, the interim results of the study of the state of multilingual education in ZNU were processed, which will soon be finalized in the report. The project partnership holds regular zoom meetings, where they discuss important issues of procuring the equipment, organizing study meetings and seminars, planning work for 2021.
Zaporizhzhia National University continues to implement the international educational project MultiEd “Development of foreign language teacher training potential as a way to implement multilingual education and European integration of Ukraine” under the Erasmus + KA2 program.
Eventually the quarantine is being weakening in Zaporizhzhia National University and international projects activities are going back into active phase. Thus, the MultiEd project team, which is a national coordinator of this Erasmus+ KA2 project, gathered for a working meeting led by Vice-Rector Gennadiy Vasylchuk.