Higher education in foreign languages

 
 
 
Higher education in foreign languages
 
    Key activities:
 
• Ensuring conditions, methodological guidance and coordination of actions on the implementation of the educational process in foreign languages (ICAO languages):
• Certification of graduates of the University who have completed the full-time training course and have successfully completed a degree in bachelor, specialist or master program in foreign language.
• Preparation and formation of scientific and pedagogical staff involved in the educational process in foreign languages, their certification, retraining, internship and advanced training.
• Control of the availability of syllabi, curricula and extended curricula in the foreign language.
• Analysis of the provision of the educational process in foreign language by discipline of the departments by educational materials (printed and electronic).
• Development and agreement of unified terminology for the teaching and learning of foreign language with the Department of Foreign Languages.
• Development of methodological materials and recommendations on the development of higher education in foreign languages, as well as their publication and / or placement on the University web-site.
• Promotion and participation in the selection of applicants for all levels of higher education and formation of groups with teaching in foreign languages in the corresponding specialties.
 
   History of creation:
 
1999    First students of the Aircraft Faculty and Airport Faculty joined the English project groups
2002    The Institute of Innovative Technologies was established to coordinate academic process in English
2003    The ICAO Institute was created at NAU to ensure the improvement of the quality of aviation English during teaching
2007    The English Project Coordination Centre was organized to coordinate academic process in English with educational units of NAU.
2016    The Institute of Innovative Technologies was awarded with the 1st degree Diploma of the winner of the competition in the nomination "Innovative Approaches to Learning English Language in Educational Institutions" by the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
2017    The Institute of Innovative Technologies was awarded the 1st degree Diploma for taking an active part in innovative educational activities on 8th International Forum "Innovation in Modern Education" by the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
2018    The Nationa lAviation University was awarded Diploma and Gold Medal in the nomination "Partnership as Strategic Resource of Innovative Development of Educational Institutions" by the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. The Center of Language Certification and English Language Education was established within the framework of the Institute of Innovative Technologies and Leadership
 
     
 
One of the key factors contributing to University's competitiveness is its ability to organize the educational process in the languages of international communication.
The University's educational process in foreign languages is primarily aimed at implementing innovations to train highly-qualified graduates of different specialties, conducting joint international research, encouraging academic mobility of students and teaching staff, and active participating in international educational and scientific projects. The University positioning in educational service provision will largely depend on its achievements in this area.
Therefore, creating conditions tor training National Aviation University students in ICAO languages, especially in English, is of prior importance.
It was long-standing experience teaching foreign students at the University that has contributed to the establishment and development of the educational process in English since Soviet times, the University (Kiev Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers /1953-1988/, Kiev International University of Civil Aviation /1988-1998/) gained a reputation of a world's leading higher educational institution in aviation sphere.
And it all began in 1999 with the creation of the two firstling English language groups at the Aircraft faculty, currently Aerospace Faculty and the Airport Faculty, currently the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Design.
A huge contribution to the development of education in English at the University has been made by former Rectors V. Babak, M. Kulyk, professors G. Suslova, V. Kasianov, A. Tunik, O. Akmaldinova,  Y.Veruzhskyi, F. Yanovckyi, former Directors of Innovative Technologies Institute O. Yudin (2009- 2012), M.Sydorov, V. Kazak (2015-2018). Also, an important role in further organizing and providing methodological support for education in English is played by English project coordinators, namely. V. Pershakov, I.Gvozdetskyi, V.Ivannikova, T.Dudar, T.Oleshko, M.Mukhina, O.Akmaldinova, J. Averyanova.
The mission of the Center is to organize and coordinate the educational process in foreign languages (ICAO languages), to provide favorable conditions for innovation breakthrough in training highly-qualified and competitive University graduates.
 
 
The growth of the project is organically linked with the creation and operation of the Institute of Innovative Technologies and its successors. Today it is the Institute of Innovative Technologies and Leadership, which has the function of organizing the educational process in foreign language. An active and fruitful cooperation between the University and the International Civil Aviation Organization, the creation of a separate ICAO Institute, which greatly enhanced the need for teaching aviation disciplines in English, served as an important stimulus to the development of the English language education system.