Шавкун Наталья Сергеевна
Shavkun Natalya Sergeyevna
Nataya Sergeevna Shavkun has been working at PSU since 1993, and since 2007 as the Head of the Chair of German Studies and Intercultural Communication at Institute of Romance and German Languages, Humanitarian and Informational Technologies.
She supervises a big amount of chair’s projects and projects of Multi-level Innovational Academy of Life-long Education, aimed at popularization of German in Stavropol Krai.
She also heads Parallax – scientific and educational innovative laboratory.
Since 2007 N.S. Shavkus has been a chairwoman of the jury at the Regional Stage of All-Russian Olympiad of School Students on the German Language in Stavropol Krai and Municipal Stage in Pyatigorsk.
She is a president of the jury of Krai Olympiad of School Students and interregional Eurasian Linguistic Olympiad in German.
In 2016 Associate Professor N.S. Shavkun took part in the third stage of an experiment on an objective estimation of students’ knowledge, held by the Department of State Services of the Federal Service on Education and Science Control, and received a certificate.
Area of her expertise includes discourse studies, word-formation, and terminology in German. She published more than 40 works. Academic aid on advertisement in German “Mit mehr Wissen Verführung genießen” received a mark of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation in 2018, certificate of state registration no. 2018621864 of the Federal Service on Intellectual Property.
She actively participates in scientific and educational events, organized in Russia and abroad. Every year she improves her professional qualifications in Russian and foreign educational facilities.
She takes an active part in the projects of the German Service of Academic Exchanges (DAAD, Bonn), in projects of Goethe Institute (Moscow). She received a lot of prizes in competitions held by these organizations.
In 2016 she received and implemented a grant for additional training at the University of Potsdam, Germany (DAAD).
She works with the Association of Graduates of Scholarship Programs of German Service of Academic Exchange (DAAD-Alumni) and with International Union of German Culture (Moscow).
She is a member of the Interregional Association of Teachers and Lecturers of German Language (Moscow) and initiative of the international project of “The Bridge of Friendship” (Bamberg, Germany).
She was awarded Certificates of Gratitude from Rudiger von Fritch German Ambassador in Russia, and from Rudiger Bolz, Director of Goethe Institute for a significant contribution to the development of German-Russian relations.