Department of Foreign Communication

Department of Foreign Communication

Department of Foreign Communication

Head – Volodzka Sviatlana, Candidate of Science (Pedagogy), Associate Professor

General Information on the Department of Foreign Communication

The Department of Foreign Languages of the Institute of Public and Business Administration provides the teaching and learning of English, German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish and Latin for full-time, correspondence and online learning students specialized in:

  • "Public Administration and Law",
  • "Public Administration and Economics",
  • "Management of Information Technologies".

The Department of Foreign Languages offers a number of compulsory and optional courses:

  • Foreign Language for Social and General Purposes Course (140 hours of practical classes) is aimed at teaching the first-year students who continue studying the foreign language they studied at school to achieve the intermediate and upper-intermediate levels. Conversational classes focus on socializing and developing confidence, fluency and accuracy while talking on a variety of every-day topics. The communicative approach is also used in teaching Reading, Writing and Grammar. A variety of audio texts and video materials on the topics of universal interest are used in teaching Listening Comprehension.
  • Foreign Language for Public Administration Course (8 lectures and 150 hours of practical classes) is aimed at teaching the second-year students. The course starts with lectures on Public Administration vocabulary and discourse peculiarities. The topical coverage of practical foreign language classes in this course is similar to that of the introductory public administration course for undergraduate students in universities abroad. Though some of the topics are predominately for the reading level, the course, nevertheless, focuses on developing conversational skills that will be necessary for future public and business administrators. Skills of foreign language written business correspondence and academic public administration writing as well as skills of public and business administration listening comprehension are mastered here. Students are also taught to speak in public and to make business presentations in a foreign language. To gain the necessary competences, they are all to go through a special contest within the business game ‘International Conference on Current Issues in Public Administration’. Students make their public presentations in foreign languages to their peers, teachers, and invited guests.
  • Foreign Language for Economists/ Lawyers/ IT Managers Course (122 hours of practical classes) is aimed at teaching the third-year students.  The course focuses on the key issues of the students’ specialization. Future public administration and business professionals acquire conversational skills for specific professional purposes and contexts that are important for both individual and cooperative success. The course also assists students in developing their own foreign language self-study strategies.  
  • Second Foreign Language (English, German, French, Spanish, Arabic) is taught to the students from the basic level to the intermediate one.
  • Latin (54 hours of practical classes) is aimed at teaching the full-time first-year students and the correspondence first- and second-year students of the specialization ‘Public Administration and Law’.

The Language Centre suppliesthe foreign language courses with textbooks written by the Department members and published by the Academy as well as other books, published in the country and abroad; fiction literature in foreign languages; audio and video materials, software, Internet access to language-learning websites, and news programmes and films on TV channels in all the languages taught at the Department.

Academic Staff of the Department of Foreign Communication

The Department staff includes 22 lecturers, among them five are Associate Professors, and four have the Master degree of Philology.

  1. Volodzka Sviatlana, Head, Candidate of Science (Pedagogy), Associate Professor
  2. Suarez Tano Larisa, Candidate of Science (Pedagogy), Associate Professor
  3. Sakalouskaya Volha, Candidate of Science (Pedagogy), Associate Professor
  4. Tsesliuk Natallia, Candidate of Science (Philology), Associate Professor
  5. Adzintsova Maryna, Senior Lecturer (English), Master of Political Science
  6. Badylevich Uladzimir, Senior Lecturer (English)
  7. Bahtadze Katsiaryna, Senior Lecturer (English)
  8. Kipkayeva Viktoryia, Senior Lecturer (English)
  9. Kharchenko Elena, Senior Lecturer (English)
  10. Radzkova Svetlana, Senior Lecturer (English)
  11. Sidzelnikava Alena, Senior Lecturer (French)
  12. Kudreyko Tatyana, Lecturer (English), Master of Philology
  13. Mitskevich Nastassia, Lecturer (English), Master of Philology
  14. Ovsyanko Natalia,  Lecturer (English)
  15. Rymmar Anna, Lecturer (German), Master of Philology
  16. Chvei Alena, Lecturer (English), Master of Philology
  17. Halauniova Alena, Lecturer (Latin)
  18. Mitroshkina Tatsiana, Lecturer (English)
  19. Rohau Valiantsin, Lecturer (English)
  20. Samkina Tatsiana, Lecturer (German)
  21. Yakimchuk Tatyana, Lecturer (English)
  22. Ananich Katsiaryna, Language Centre Manager
  23. Bankouskaya Larysa, Department Assistant

The teaching staff carries out research on a wide range of topics related to teaching foreign languages and professional cross-cultural communication to public administration students, and provides the teaching process with necessary textbooks and teaching-aid materials.

Publications of the Department of Foreign Languages
1. Liashchova, L.M., Volodzka, S.M., Sakalouskaya, O.V., and others. Quadrivium. English Upper Intermediate Course. Parts 1-2. – Minsk: Academy of Public Administration under the Aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, 2007. – 510 p.
2. Liashchova, L.M., Volodzka, S.M., Valvachova, I.G. English Textbook for Public Administration Students. – Minsk: Academy of Public Administration under the Aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, 2011. – 251 p.
3. Volodzka, S.M., Bahtadze, K.A., Kharchenko, E.A., Adzintsova, M.A., Znachonak, V.S. English for Economic Students. – Minsk: Academy of Public Administration under the Aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, 2010. – 238 p.
4. Liashchova, L.M., Volodzka, S.M., Sakalouskaya, O.V., Bahtadze, K.A., Kipkayeva, V.S., Krasovskaya, E.V., and others. English Grammar Review. In 3 volumes. (In English). – Minsk: Academy of Public Administration under the Aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, 2004-2005. – 800 p.
5. Liashchova, L.M. English Vocabulary and a Guide to Its Learning. – Minsk: Academy of Public Administration under the Aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, 2009. – 99 p.
6. Liashchova, L.M. Words in English. A Textbook in Modern English Lexicology (in English). – Minsk: Academy of Public Administration under the Aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, 2001. – 180 p. (Second Edition, 2002).
7. Bahtadze, K.A., Volodzka, S.M., Valvachova, I.G., Adzintsova, M.A., Kharchenko, E.A. Learning English for Economic Students Through Computer. (Electronic Textbook for Teaching Listening Comprehension) – Minsk: Academy of Public Administration under the Aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, 2012.
8. Makarevich, T.I., Makarevich, I.I. English for ICT Students / under the auspices of Prof. I.I. Hancharonak. – Part 1. – Minsk: Academy of Public Administration under the Aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, 2012. – 175 p.
9. Borovik, N.S., Lapatsina, K.N. Mensch in der Informationsgesellschaft (Man in the Information Society) (for German Students). Minsk: Academy of Public Administration under the Ages of the President of the Republic of Belarus, 2006. – 99 p.
10. Koval, A.S., Lapatsina, K.N. Deutsche Komplextests (Coplex German Tests). Minsk: Academy of Public Administration under the Ages of the President of the Republic of Belarus, 2004. – 120 p.
11. Koval, A.S., Lapatsina, K.N. Grundlagen der ?ffentlichen Verwaltung (Bases of Public Administration) (for German Students). Minsk: Academy of Public Administration under the Ages of the President of the Republic of Belarus, 2006. – 121 p.
12. Borovik, N.S., Lapatsina, K.N., Zhamodina, Y.A. Business German for Law Students (In German). Minsk: Academy of Public Administration under the Ages of the President of the Republic of Belarus, 2010. – 200 p.

Contact Information of the Department of Foreign Languages
Address: 17 Moskovskaya Street, Room 811
Minsk, 220117
Belarus
Telephone: (+375 17) 229-52-49
E-mail: ktigp@pac.by
Contact Person: Natalia Ovsyanko

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