Celebrating the International Mother Language Day, remembering Lesya Ukrainka

We celebrate many significant dates during February. The director of our Institute together with the students of the Faculty of Philology contributed to the celebration of the International Mother Language Day and honoring Lesya Ukrainka. Here is what philologist Slobodyan Tatiana says:

“February is very fruitful for different dates: we recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of Lesya Martovych’s birth, yesterday – the International Mother Language Day, and soon we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lesya Ukrainka’s birth. It was mentioned that at one of the stylistics classes we with the girls performed creative work, characterizing the epistolary of the twentieth century. How good that then we appealed to the work of Larysa Petrovna Kosach. “

The girls edited a very interesting video, where they showed their skills and artistry.

Watch the full video:


Another interesting event took place today. Masters Anna Skoruta and Ivanna Purshega held a scientific-practical conference dedicated to the International Mother Language Day on the topic “Literacy and Language: History and Modernity”.

Our undergraduate interns worked with students of the Faculty of Philology, specialty 014 Secondary Education, who demonstrated their ability to prepare for speeches and skills of independent work in selecting the necessary information. Students used illustrative material in the form of presentations, which helped to understand the topic of the report.

Philologists-bachelors have prepared meaningful materials on the following topics:
1. The first attempts at writing: rock drawing, pictography, cuneiform, bale, you cougar, hieroglyphs (speaker Perevalova Olga).
2. Letter-sound letter. The creators of Slavic writing are Saints Cyril and Methodius (speaker Shudrava Solomiya).
3. Modern Cyrillic – the writing of the world today (speaker Melnyk Christina).
4. History of chronicles. Nestor the Chronicler. First printer Ivan Fedorov (speaker Vasilishyn Lilia).
5. Shevchenko as the creator of the Ukrainian literary language (speaker Zapotochny Nazar).
6. The most famous Ukrainian linguists (speaker Hopta Oleg).
7. Language situations in modern Ukraine (speaker Goreeva Julia).

Anna Shkoruta shares her impressions of what has been done:

“During the work there was a scientific discussion,. Students showed great skill and mastery of the word. Thank you to all conference participants for fruitful, responsible and interesting work. We all need methodical recommendations of the scientific supervisor professor Vasyl Greshchuk. Active participation in the conference. took associate professor Valentyna Greshchuk, who asked questions to students, expressed their views, comments and emphasized the high level of preparation.

Every conference is an extraordinary emotion. Today, they overwhelm me and my colleague Ivanna, because we organized it for the first time and felt a great responsibility. We are sure that participation in the event was a valuable experience for students, contributed to spiritual development, influenced language education. Once again, we sincerely congratulate you on the International Mother Language Day. We are proud that we are Ukrainians! “