Scientific work is an essential part of activities of the Preparatory Faculty for Foreign Citizens. Results of the scientific researches conducted by faculty members are published in scientific journals, and presented at regional, national, and international conferences focused on educational issues of foreign citizens within preparatory faculties.
Scientific activities of the faculty are an integral system consisting of the research work of lecturers aimed at studying actual problems of the methodology of teaching Ukrainian and Russian as foreign languages, interdisciplinary connections, arrangement of the educational environment, extracurricular activities involving foreign citizens, etc.
Main areas of scientific work include:
- Research of theoretical concepts of methods of teaching Ukrainian and Russian as foreign languages, cognitive and emotional pragmatic components, intercultural communication, etc.
- Participation in scientific conferences as speakers.
- Publication of scientific articles and theses in scientific journals of various higher educational institutions of Ukraine.
- Comprehensive approach to solving scientific problems.
- Postgraduate studies and thesis defense.
Y. D. Skydanenko, Associate Professor at the Department of Ukrainian and Russian languages, leads a scientific research on the topic "Ideographic Dictionaries and the Practice of Teaching the Russian Language and Comprehensive Courses at the Preparatory Faculty". N.V. Tokuieva, Senior Lecturer at the Department, has completed the postgraduate studies at Poltava V.G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University in 2015 (extramural program) and is currently finalizing her thesis research.
T.O. Sharavara, Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Ukrainian Studies, supervises the thesis preparation. The subjects of interest include history and theory of state and law of Ukraine, modern civil and family law of Ukraine, as well as the course of military, judicial, financial, educational, rural reforms and reforms of local and city government of late 19th – early 20th century in the Russian Empire.
M.A. Pishchalenko, Associate Professor at the Department of Comprehensive Studies, leads the research on the topic "Analog Statistical Method of Prediction of Mass Reproduction of Major Pests of Wheat in Poltava Region".
On November 20-21, 2015, the All-Ukrainian Scientific and Practical Internet Conference with International Participation "Education of Foreign Students in Ukraine: Traditions, Reality, Prospects" was held at the Preparatory Faculty for Foreign Citizens (devoted to the 35th anniversary of the faculty). More than one hundred scholars and practitioners from various Ukrainian and foreign higher educational institutions participated in conference sub-sections:
- Organizational and pedagogical principles of providing educational services to foreign students in Ukraine.
- Methods of teaching languages and subjects of the general education cycle to foreign students in Ukrainian higher educational institutions. Interdisciplinary relationships.
- Innovative directions to create an effective educational environment at the initial stage of education of foreign students.
- Organization of the educational process at the main stage of education of foreign students.
- Extracurricular activities involving foreign students during the period of studying in Ukraine.
As a result, Materials of the All-Ukrainian Scientific and Practical Internet Conference with International Participation "Education of Foreign Students in Ukraine: Traditions, Reality, Prospects" (devoted to the 35th anniversary of the Preparatory Faculty for Foreign Citizens of Poltava State Agrarian Academy) of November 20-21, 2015 - Poltava: Editorial and Publishing Department of Poltava State Agrarian Academy, 2015 – 276 pp. were published.
Results of the scientific work are being implemented in the educational process, which contributes to its optimization, helps in resolving various issues regarding the education of foreign citizens at the faculty.