During the session of the Scientific-Technical Council of Zaporizhzhya National University the lecturer of the Department of Second Language Studies Maryna Trofymenko presented the results of her internship and advanced training at the University for Foreigners of Perugia (Italian Republic). She was in that higher educational institution from October 1 to December 31, 2016. Before then, the teacher graduated from the professional master's degree at the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University.
Maryna Trofymenko paid attention to the description of activity directions of the Italian University. The University for Foreigners of Perugia is the oldest Italian national university focused on the training of foreign students. It specializes in teaching and promotion of Italian language and culture abroad, therefore, it offers higher education in the fields of advertising communication and international cooperation. It also provides learning services related to the professional development of teachers who teach Italian as a foreign language (levels A1-C2).
Maryna Trofymenko had the opportunity to undergo a training there through the scholarship program from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy ("FARNESINA"), which covered the cost of training and accommodation. Talking about it, she emphasized that everyone interested in the Italian language can take part in the competition, more information can be found by the link: http://www.esteri.it/mae/it/ministero/servizi/stranieri/opportunita/borsestudio_stranieri.html
During her internship at a foreign university (for teachers of Italian as a foreign language at the C1 level) the educational process consisted of two parts: the linguistic course and language practice course (26 hours per week) and the general cultural course (9 hours per week).
Today the opportunity to get acquainted with Italian culture and learn Italian attracts a large number of foreign students, particularly from Eastern Europe and Asia. However, united by one task, the students easily find a common language.
Besides, despite the hard studies, Maryna Trofymenko and her friends found time for the trips to Italy. They got acquainted with the monuments of history and culture, admired the stunning sights, and better understood the mentality of the Italian people. Moreover, it helped them to study the cultural component of the academic course. Maryna came away with the great impressions. She aspires to study further, to improve, and to use the experience while teaching at our University.
In addition, it should be noted that it is planned to create the Center for Italian Language and Culture under the guidance of Maryna Trofymenko at the Faculty of Foreign Languages of ZNU.