Professor, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages, NMU
Graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk State University, Philological Department and got a Diploma with Honors in 1976.
Specialism area: English Language and Literature.
Since 1976 has been working at the Department of Foreign Languages, National Mining University, Dnipropetrovsk as an English language instructor, senior teacher, associate professor.
Since 1997 - Head of the Department of Foreign Languages, professor.
A participant of different projects initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and supported by the British Council Ukraine and the American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study:
1991 – Summer English Language Program - a two-month course for the English language teachers under the auspices of ACTR/ACCELS at John Hopkins University, Washington, DC, USA.
1998 – 1999 - Business English Teacher Training Course run by York Associates, UK;
1999 – Business English Trainer Training Course organised by the British Council Ukraine and taught by York Associates;
2003 – 2005 - National ESP Curriculum for Ukrainian Universities guided by Head of the Methodology Department of Kyyiv State Linguistic University, professor Sofia Nikolayeva, and Rod Bolitho and Mike Scholey from the School of International education of the College of St Mark & St John, Plymouth, Great Britain;
2006 - Intensive Introductory Course in the Principles and Practice of Language Testing run by the British Council Ukraine and Defense Language Solutions, UK.
A participant of numerous international conferences and workshops organized by the British Council, IATEFL, TESOL, Macmillan Publishers Ltd, Pearson ELT, Oxford University Press, MM Publications, Cambridge University Press ELT, EU Tempus PROSET etc including The 37th Annual International Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Inc. “Hearing Every Voice”, Baltimore, USA, March 2003 and The British Council Universities Forum, Istanbul, Turkey, February 2013.
A co-author of “English for Specific Purposes (ESP) National Curriculum for Universities” (2005) and “English for Study and Work”, an ESP coursebook for mining engineers (2010) recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
Courses taught: English for Specific Purposes, English for Academic Purposes, Business English, English for post-graduate students etc.
S.I. Kostrytska is a Director of the Linguistic Centre of the National Mining University (since 1998) where she teaches General English (Advanced level), Business English, Public Speaking, and Preparation for International Exams (TOEFL, IELTS).