April 24, 2018, the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine hosted International Scientific and Practical Conference «Foreign Language Training for Law Enforcement and Security Sector Officers».
The event was attended by representatives of 12 scientific institutions (National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine) and leading higher education institutions preparing future police officers (National Academy of Internal Affairs and National Academy of National Guard of Ukraine (Kharkiv), Dnipropetrovsk and Odessa State Universities of Internal Affairs, lawyers (Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Kharkiv), intelligence and security service officers (National Academy of Security Service of Ukraine and Institute of Foreign Intelligence Service), border guards (Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of State Border Service of Ukraine (Khmelnytskyi) and military (National University of Defense of Ukraine). The event was opened by Mykhailo Loshytskiy, Rector of the Academy.
The conference was held in the Academy for the second time, but last year it was all-Ukrainian, and this year it received an international status, as among its participants were foreigners, in particular Kris Kirby, a representative of the International Training and Methodological Center «Dinternal Education», who spoke at the event about «Inspiration online: encouraging students to study inside and outside the classroom». However, the language training department has ambitious plans to further expand the geography of the conference participants.
Among the participants of the event there were First Vice-President of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, full member (academician) of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, National Expert on Reforming Higher Education of the EU Program Erasmus +, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Volodymyr Luhovyi, Director of the Institute of Pedagogical Education and Adult Education of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Scientist and Technician of Ukraine Larysa Lukianova, Director of Training and Research Center of Language Training of the National Academy of Security Service of Ukraine, Ph.D., Associate Professor Maryna Kryvych, head of foreign language department of the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine Olha Nitenko and others.
During the conference, issues related to strategies for ensuring the quality of foreign language training, criteria for its evaluation, experience in introducing advanced technologies and software in the teaching of foreign languages for lawyers and security sector officers were discussed.