Center of International Students Training

V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

The Department of Social and Economic Sciences

Irina B. Kovalenko

Post Held: Senior Lecturer.

Education: Faculty of History, A. M. Gorky Kharkov State University (at present – V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University), specialty 'History' (1981).

Experience of Teaching: since 1989.

Works on the Department of Social and Economic sciences since 1989. She is specializes on training of foreign students of preparatory branch to courses of historical, country studies of Ukraine and social and economic geography directions.

Member of the Academic council of the Center of the international formation.

Upgrading Skills: Passed training in the Kharkov National Road University (2009), the Certificate of the Linguistic centre of the School of Foreign Languages V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University on the termination of English language courses: level «Intermediate» (2012), the Certificate of courses of improvement of qualification for scientific and pedagogical workers of higher educational institutions «Use of computer technologies in educational process» (2012), the Certificate of courses of improvement of qualification «Technologies of remote formation in a higher educational institution» at the V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University (2014).

Courses Taught: «Basics of Economic and Social Geography of the World», «Country Studies of Ukraine», «History of Ukraine».

Working with students of preparatory branch of the Center of International Students Training.

Research Interests : history of Ukraine, methods of teaching of humanitarian courses to foreign students, creation of manuals on courses of historical, country studies of Ukraine directions, and also on social and economic geography.

Publications: the author over 33 scientific and scientifically-methodical publications, 2 manuals, including a remote course «History of Ukraine» for foreign students of all directions and others.