Associate Professor Vladimir Vitalievich Elkin, Candidate of Philological Sciences is the head of the chair.
The chairs direction is conditioned by the presence of the following 4 language sections:
1) Spanish language section;
2) German language section;
3) French language section;
4) Italian language section.
The Chair takes part in an implementation of the fundamental higher education programs:
1) Bachelor programs:
43.03.01 – Service (Real Estate Expertise and Appraisal)
43.03.02 – Tourism (Technology and Organization of Tour Operator and Tour Agency Services)
43.03.03 – Hotel Industry
44.03.05 – Pedagogic Education (with two majors) (English language and Spanish language)
45.03.02 – Linguistics (Theory and Methods of Foreign Languages and Culture Teaching)
45.03.02 – Linguistics (Theory and Practice of Intercultural Communication (linguistic assistance in the system of foreign economic government and business interaction))
45.03.02 – Linguistics (Theory and Practice of Intercultural Communication in the Customs Activity)
45.03.02 – Linguistics (Theory and Practice of Intercultural Communication in the Commercial Activity)
45.03.02 – Theoretic and Applied Linguistics
45.03.04 – Intellectual Systems in the Humanitarian Field (Development and Programming of the Intellectual System the Humanitarian Field)
2) Specialist program
38.05.02 – Customs Affairs
3) Master programs:
43.04.02 – Tourism (Tourist Management (Russian-Spanish Program of double diplomas)
43.04.03 – Hotel industry (International Hotel Industry)
45.04.02 – Linguistics (International communication and foreign language competencies in the innovative management and business)
45.04.02 – Linguistics (Contemporary applied linguistics in the innovational business practice and commerce)
45.04.02 – Linguistics (Cognitive Linguistics in the innovational business practice and commerce)
The Chair takes part in the implementation of secondary vocational education programs in the following majors:
38.02.02 Insurance ( by the fields)
43.02.11 Hotel service.
As a part of an educational and methodic activity, lectors of the Chair implement mini-projects, practice-oriented and the newest interactive educational methods and work in the electronic educational system EDU.PGU.
The single Resource center in Stavropol Krai works at the Chair. This is a partner project of “German as the second foreign language” which has ties with Goethe Institute at the Germany Embassy in Moscow.
Associate Professor N.M. Kashirina, Candidate of Philological Sciences is the manager of the project. She underwent a training of Resource centers experts in German language teaching as the second foreign language in Irkutsk, Russia. Associate Professor L.A. Proys and Associate Professor E.N. Melnikova, Candidate of Philological Sciences are the coordinators of the project.
An educational promotional project, systematically implemented together with the German side, is aimed at the introduction of the German as a first second foreign language in Russian schools. The aim of the cooperation is to provide informational, organizational and methodological support to general education institutions located in Stavropol Krai and the leading one, or to plan the introduction into the German language as the second foreign language. The objectives of the Resource Center, the coordination of the project at the local level, the interaction with regional educational structures, consultation, joint organization, preparation and testing of various activities for the target groups of this project, their analysis and synthesis, and the dissemination of positive practices in the other subjects of the Russian Federation.
There are programs of additional education, worked out for each foreign languages, which are taught at the Chair. “Third foreign language” and other profession-oriented educational programs are implemented at the training laboratory of the Business Center of Tourism, Service, and Consulting and in the Multilevel Innovational Academy of Life-Long Education.
The chair’s lectors on a regular basis organize educational, profession-oriented, linguistic, cultural and communicative events in the cultural and language centers of Italian and Portuguese languages. They are aimed at the formation and development of a complex of general cultural and professional competencies, their preparation for the employment and further carrier.
The Chair actively participates in the implementation of the international programs of academic mobility of students and lectors, exchange education, double diplomas, advanced training with partner institutions of the Institute of Foreign Languages and International Tourism and other foreign organizations, linked with the international educational activity:
1) University of Vanvitelli Campania (Italy);
2) University of Cadiz (Spain);
3) University for the Foreigners of Perugia (Italy);
4) German Service of Academic Exchanges;
5) International Community of the North Rhine Westfalia (Germany, Dortmund).
On a regular basis, the chair employs foreign lectors, scientists, and experts.
The Chair’s activity is conditioned by the presence and functioning of 4 language sections:
1) Spanish language section:
Oksana Ivanovna Martynenko – Associate Professor, Candidate of Pedagogic Sciences, head of the section;
Elena Vyacheslavovna Chmyriova – Associate Professor, Candidate of Pedagogic Sciences;
Nina Petrovna Turchenko – Associate Professor;
Natalia Vladimirovna Khomovich – Senior Lector;
Marina Vladimirovna Dzhagaryan – lector;
Karina Olegovna Moskalenko – lector;
2) German language section:
Elena Nikolaevna Melnikova – head of the section, Associate Professor, Candidate of Philological Sciences;
Karina Eduardovna Kazryants – Professor, Candidate of Pedagogic Sciences;
Natalia Mikhaylovna Kashirina – Associate Professor, Candidate of Philological Sciences;
Lyubov Alekseevna Proys – Associate Professor, Candidate of Philological Sciences;
Olga Yurievna Amiynts – lector.
3) French language section:
Elena Vasilievna Markaryan – Associate Professor, Candidate of Pedagogic Sciences, head of the section;
Viktor Nikitovich Strausov – Professor, Doctor of Philological Sciences;
Vladimir Vitalievich Elkin – Associate Professor, Candidate of Philological Sciences;
Lyubov Leonidovna Neylenko – Associate Professor, Candidate of Philological Sciences;
Anna Aleksandrovna Voloshenko – Associate Professor, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences;
Nina Sergeevna Kirimleeva – lector;
4) Italian language section:
Olga Vyacheslavovna Sycheva – head of the section, lector;
Valeriy Khachaturovich Narymov – Associate Professor;
Bella Borisovna Takushinova – lector.