Students of Faculty of Philology undertook internship on basis of the largest university in Bulgaria
This year's practice of Slavic students (specialization "Bulgarian Translation") of the ZNU Faculty of Philology was held on the basis of one of the departments of the St. Kliment of Ohridski University – the largest and oldest higher educational institution in Bulgaria.
Two weeks of practice were marked with the constant tense work associated with the skills improvement which will be necessary for the future profession. The whole group of students, together with the heads of the practice – the Chairman of the Department of Slavic Philology, Professor Iryna Pavlenko and the Associate Professor of the Ukrainian Language Department Iryna Ilchenko, – attended classes of the Bulgarian language, literature, culture and history.
The students of ZNU did various tasks in linguistics and translation, actively collected materials for future undergraduate and postgraduate studies. They searched for original graphic artifacts, fixed graffiti, and explored old and new urbanonyms of Sofia and other cities. They also drew attention to the origin and etymology of toponyms, listened to the specifics of the pronunciation of the representatives of different regions of Bulgaria, etc.
ZNU students almost didn’t have free time during the trip, because representatives of the Bulgarian higher education institution prepared a great cultural and educational program, which included visits to the museums (all excursions were only in Bulgarian), trips to Mount Vitosha, etc.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Bulgaria, Mykola Baltazhy, told Ukrainian students about the current relationship between Ukraine and Bulgaria and their perspectives. Besides, the monument to Taras Shevchenko in the center of the Bulgarian capital made an unforgettable impression on the Ukrainians.
Finally, organizers of the practice from the host party expressed their hopes for the next meeting. In turn, professors and students of the Faculty of Philology expressed their sincere gratitude for the support to the Zaporizhzhya National University and the Department of Advanced Studies at Sofia University. They are confident that the cooperation between Ukrainian and Bulgarian educators will continue.
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