The Department of Germanic Languages and Translation is a leading department at the Institute of Linguistics and Psychology of Kyiv International University ensuring teaching of all translation-related disciplines.
Professors of the department conduct both theoretical and practical courses in translation into/from Germanic (English, German) and ensures teaching situation training foreign language assistants and bilingual translators at the Institute of Linguistics and Psychology and the Institute of International Relations.
Teaching staff of the department is represented by highly qualified translators known in Ukraine and abroad as well as regular translators of fiction, judicial, economic, scientific and technical matter texts.
Shaping professional competence of would be translators and practical gaining oral and written translation skills are realized through practical trainings at state establishments and institutions (ministries and departments), diplomatic missions, foreign companies and the network of the Association of Ukrainian Translators units.
The department provides teaching of the following professional and practical subjects:
There is made use of both domestic and foreign textbooks and manuals compiled by the professors of the department, authentic textual and audio materials from the UN, OSCE, Council of Europe, NATO, new learning technologies, computer translation and editing software, etc.
The corresponding curriculum sets forth a wide range of practical trainings. Students get their first practical experience at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Department of European Integration, American Culture Centre, UN mission to Ukraine, European commission and OSCE missions to Ukraine, US, German, Egyptian embassies, Association of Translators of Ukraine, Goethe Institute, etc.
The researches of scientists are aimed at the development of current general linguistic and translation problems in the form of monographs, scientific articles, teaching aids, student coursework, master's works, as well as reports of the teachers of the department and students at international, all-Ukrainian and inter-university conferences.
The department initiates annual translation contests, winners of which take part in all-Ukrainian contests.
The department has prolific scientific links with leading translation departments at Ukrainian, American and Germany universities.