In 1921 department of foreign languages was founded. Almost 20 years, senior lecturer Labunska E.U. was in charge of department ; then candidate of philological sciences, associate professor Berkash G.V. (1970-1973) ran department ; senior lecturer Тolok I.O. (1973-1977) was in charge of department, candidate of philological sciences, associate professor Ovcharenko V.I (1977-1978) was in charge of department.

Since 1978, in the course of 32 years, candidate of philological sciences, professor, Grigorieva M.V. was in charge of department of foreign languages. Under her supervision the first German textbook for students of pharmaceutical institutions of higher education and faculties was created in department. Teaching staff of department worked hard at creation of set of educational literature : textbooks and educational manuals for students -pharmacists consisting of three languages (English, French, German) were designed for students of pharmaceutical institutions of higher education and faculties of medical institutions of higher education of III – IV levels of accreditations. Since 2002 department became basic in system of Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine. English, French,German were taught to students in the department.

In 2004 second department of foreign languages was founded. Torjanik L.A., candidate of pedagogical sciences, associate professor became the head of department.

During 2010 – 2011 two departments of foreign languages were united. Torjanik L.A., candidate of pedagogical sciences, associate professor became the head of department.
Today the purpose of language preparation of students in department is to form skills of communicative competency, modelling of skills of dialogical speech. In order to provide it, teaching staff take part in creations of teaching and methodical literature.
Textbook «Speak English with Us», where principles of communicative approach to process of mastering of foreign language and application of module system of education are widely used for the first time. Textbook implies General – European recommendations of language education. It was created realizing international experience and long stay of Torjanik L.A. in England (Oxford University), USA and Canada. Textbook was awarded by Diploma of first Degree among textbooks of NPhaU in the congress «Present and future of pharmacy» (2008).

Among other educational literature one should remark the next textbooks :
• Living English. Educational textbook. It includes video course ;
• Daily English. Educational textbook. It includes audio course ;
• The Little Book of Sayings. Educational textbook.

Department created English Learning Centre for implementation of up – to – date method of learning original English «Online English», as well as video course (10 video – lessons). «Online English» is broadcast for teaching staff and postgraduates of NPhaU twice a week via local network of NPhaU. Other educational materials are broadcast in department of foreign languages during the classes and breaks. Department organized courses of English of levels «Initial», «Middle» и «Advanced» in order to improve knowledge of English for teaching staff and postgraduates of NPhaU. Department gives additional lessons to students. It enables increase of level of mastering of English.
Student Scientific Society was created in department. Students contests, discussions, meetings of round table are held in department.
Department takes an active part in professional vocational work. It gives school – leavers possibilities of entering University. Department signs agreements with schools and colleges all over Kharkiv. Department organizes the conduction of excursions, spreads professional vocational literature at schools and colleges. Department collaborates with many departments of institutions of higher education of Ukraine of pharmaceutical and medical direction ( Donetsk Medical University, Zaporizzja Medical University, Lviv Medical University).

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