Kryvyi RIh State Pedagogical University has a well-established system of maintaining relations with its graduates. The higher education institution not only collects information about former students’ career growth, but also promotes its implementation.


     On December 13, 2021, on the basis of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, graduate Hanna Trofimovych held a master-class for Ukrainian students. The girl is studying at the Higher Pedagogical School in Freiburg (Germany) under the guidance of Professor Dr. Gabriele Kniffka.

     Passing pedagogical practice in the third semester is a mandatory element of the educational program “German as a Second and Foreign Language”, which is studied by young professional. The internship is conducted within the seminar “Phonetics – training and presentation, didactics and methods of teaching phonetics” under the supervision of teacher and speech therapist Marcel Hinderer.

     The foreign student appealed to the representatives of KSPU for permission to work with the youth of her native University. Our scientific community gladly supported the first steps of its graduate and provided an opportunity for professional growth. During the series of workshops consisting of three meetings, Hanna taught the phonetic basics of German to non-native speakers.

     Such interaction has positive results for all participants in the cooperation. For Ms. Hanna it is a mandatory part of the educational component, which contributes to the acquisition of professional competencies and helps to collect materials for writing term papers, and for Ukrainian students it is a free intensive course to improve the purity of foreign pronunciation.