The teacher of the Department of Germanic Philology, Vitalii Dorda, successfully completed the teaching mobility at the University of Porto (Portugal) within EMINENCE II project of EU Programme Erasmus Mundus. During the one-month stay abroad Vitalii Dorda acquired the European experience of teaching of foreign languages, participated in sociolinguistic research and conducted classes in English and Linguistics.

During the training period Vitalii Dorda took over the experience of scientific work and learned several scientific methods with the prospect of their introduction in the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Social Communications. Besides, the teacher shared with foreign colleagues the experience of sociolinguistic research, the implementation of vocational work and distance learning organization at Sumy State University.

The teacher was expected to give lectures and practical lessons on American slang during his training period. Students of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Porto had a perfect opportunity to learn about the current situation in the world of sociolinguistics, gender aspects of slang and peculiarities of the US slang. They also discussed the problem of teaching of the modern English language in higher education institutions.

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