All- German Teachers Forum

At 25 and 26 of November 2016 at the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute was held the first nationwide forum of German teachers' professional fields German - German in schools and universities in Ukraine today.  "Participating in the forum were 450 linguists from all over Ukraine and from abroad, namely the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria, Poland, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus.

"Foreign language today is an important factor of modern quality education specialist, a competitive labor market, highly skilled, successful - wrote in the foreword to the Forum rector of the National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" NAS of Ukraine Mikhail Zgurovsky. - We have to focus on the development of new methods of teaching foreign languages university students, focused on solving the problem of quality of foreign language teaching professional direction in high school. It has strengthened focus on European practice quality assurance of higher technical education . Therefore, educational curricula should be primarily modern and competitive.

I am confident that the forum will be the catalyst of  new ideas, which undoubtedly will be implemented in future projects aimed at providing high quality training based on the triangle "education-science-innovation."

Welcome Forum plenary session started the first rector of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute NAS of Ukraine Yuriy Yakimenko. Welcoming remarks were also made by Chief Specialist of Secondary and Preschool Education, Ministry of Education and Science Oksana Kovalenko, co-equator department of culture, education and minority German Embassy in Ukraine Hattendorff Christian, president of the Association of Ukrainian Germanic Alla Paslavskyi. Professor of German as a foreign language Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Jörg Matthias Rohe in his speech at the plenary session said that German building bridges between countries and people, so this forum is the beginning of a new tradition that will create a platform for joint activities of teachers of German worldwide.

The first day of the event ended with podium discussion featuring Hans-Werner Huneke, Rector of the Pedagogical University in the city. Heidelberg, Alla Paslavskyi, president of the Association of Ukrainian Germanic, doctor of philological sciences, professor, Peter Kozlynskoho, head of the branch of Commerzbank in the city. Kyiv and Michael Beck, lecturer German academic exchange service (DAAD) at Lviv national University after Ivan Franko.

The Forum held 36 workshops and seminars whose purpose - to provide quality teaching German as a foreign language, highlight the problems of professional training and Germanic describe solutions of possibilities discuss the improvement of existing and new qualifications that meet the expectations of those who studying German language and requirements of the labor market.

The non-speakers of the workshops were known Germanic: Rostislav Pylypenko (President of the Ukrainian Union of Germanic Higher Education, Doctor of Philology, Professor of the Kyiv National Linguistic University) Svetlana Ivanenko (director of the Center TestDaF, chairman of the commission "German MAN", Doctor of Philology, Professor National pedagogical University after Dragomanov), Hans-Werner Huneke (rector of the pedagogical University of Heidelberg, Prof. Dr. habil.) Jürgen Erenmyuller (lecturer Austrian exchange service, department of culture and language of Austria Federal Ministry of education) Magdalena Latkovska (assistant professor at Warsaw University, member of the Polish Germanic Dr. habil. of literature), Eva Zhebrovska (President of the Union of Polish Germanic Professor Dr. habil., Warsaw University), Michele Vangi (scientific referent Center German-Italian cooperation Villa Vihoni) Elena Bondarenko (Associate Professor of German as a foreign language Minsk state linguistic University, a consultant in the office of the Goethe Institute), lecturer of the German academic exchange service (hereinafter - DAAD): Anna Lange (lecturer DAAD at the National technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute "), Kathy Brunner (co-founder of the NGO Translit, DAAD lecturer at the Chernivtsi national University. Handicrafts), Danny Clapper (DAAD Lecturer at the Kiev National University after Shevchenko), Olaf Mittelshtrass (DAAD Lecturer in Dnipropetrovsk National University. Oles Gonchar), André Böhm (DAAD Lecturer in Eastern National University. Lesya Ukrainian) , Karsten Hryunvaldt (DAAD lecturer at Sumy national agrarian University), John-Oliver Taushvitts (DAAD lecturer at the Kyrgyz state technical University. Razzakova I. c. Bishkek), Regina Ulen (DAAD Lecturer in the Black Sea State University. Peter Graves) and others.

O.A. Lazebna, Assoc. Department of German Chamber of Commerce