Department of foreign languages was founded in 1934. Kenesbayev Smet Kenesbayevich after graduating from the Leningrad oriental institute on specialty “Linguist-ethnographer” was the first to head the department of foreign languages.
At different years there worked the following heads of this department as: Kurmangaliyev G.I. (1938-1940), Pogrebinskaya T.I. (1940-1950), Shvedova Ye.G. (1951-1966), Kurmanov M.Sh. (1966-1974), Issayeva R.F. (1974-1975), Issabekova Sh.I. (1976-1987), Abdygapparova S.K. (1987-1995), Kesheleva K.T. (1995-1998). From 1998y. by the decision of the university Academic council the department of Russian language with a course of common theoretic disciplines and department of foreign languages with a course of Latin language were united into one department . Tlegenova S.Ye. was appointed a head of this department (1998-2006).
Nowadays the department is headed by Suleimenova Oran Yakhmetovna, an excellent worker of RK Public Health, Candidate of pedagogical sciences, assistant professor, a member of RK association of German teachers.
In 2011-2012 academic year a staff of the department includes 29 workers, of them 1 assistant professor, 8 senior teachers, 20 teachers and 4 laboratorians. English and German teachers of
At the department the students of the 1st and 2nd courses of all faculties, and also mastership students and residents are taught English and German languages.
Many experienced teachers as assistant professor Suleimenova O.Ya., senior teachers Sadykova A.A., Sagantayeva S.Kh., Biktasheva G.M., Yelenova A.K., Lozenko I.V. , Unasbayeva G.A., Mezgilbayeva Z.M., Bayanbayeva A.A., teachers Ultanbekova Z.T., Kaibaldiyeva B.M., Bizhanova A.A. and others who give the students all their knowledge, work at the department.
The teachers of the department take part in the methodic, scientific research and educational work. There were edited the Standard program on foreign languages for the students of High medical schools, a methodic textbook on German phonetics for medical students, a German textbook for the 1st year medical students studying in Russian and Kazakh, an English textbook for students-stomatologists, an English textbook for students-pharmaceutists and chemists-technologists, a textbook for students-pharmaceutists on self-studying German language.
The great interest both as for students and teachers have meetings with famous scientists – doctors, interesting people, representatives of different educational programmes such as fund “Soros — Kazakhstan”, management of Gete Institute, training, holding by professor from Keniya on the problems of AIDS, meeting with representatives of the American embassy on the problems of studying abroad, managers of international programmes “Bolashak”, representatives of educational programme in Germany DAAD, with scholars from Canada, America, Japan studying on President’s programme. The participants of meetings made their speeches in the English and German languages.
Special interest and motivation to learning foreign languages at students have optional lessons holding in the forms of debates, discussions, trainings: “New generation of medical students”, “New educational programmes”, “The Leader of the 21st century”, “Learning official and international languages”.
Country studying aspect is a compulsory component of all types of out of class activity. Contests: “Do you know Great Britain?”, “Traditions and customs of English and German speaking countries”, “Do you know about German speaking countries?”, “Deutsch im Herzen” – these activities are planning as organic continuation of classes and practical realization of given skills and habits at lessons on foreign languages.
The demonstrative optional lessons “Famous universities of Europe”, “Welcome to Great Britain” about history of famous European universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Sorbon are carried out at the department.
There is a tradition on the department of holding literary soirees in the English and German languages: “Thinker poet-writer-playwright-F. Shiller and Gete”, “World legends”, “Symbolism of O. Wilde’s creative work”, “Romanticism in J.G. Byron’s creative work”, contests of songs in English, German, French, Japanese, Turkish and other languages.
All activities of educational character are of great importance, they are held in state and foreign languages, contribute to the enlargement of students’ outlook, develop their creative abilities and raise their interest for learning foreign languages.
There is a tendency to organization of new types of educational work, such as discussions, debates, briefings, trainings, intellectual games.
There was worked out EMCD on SCSE-2006 for the students of the 1st, 2nd courses of all faculties to introduce the credit educational technologies.
Every year the teachers improve their qualification on methods of foreign languages teaching and innovative technologies.at the Institute of quality improvement of Kazakh university of international relations and world languages named after Al-Farabi.
All teachers improved their specialization on information technology, psychology, Kazakh language on the base of KazNMU.
The teachers of the department carry out numerous scientific-research works. For the last three years more than 670 scientific articles were published on methods of foreign language teaching in medical high schools. The teachers of the chair take an active participation in the work of International and Republican conferences of KazNMU, KazSACA. Participants of SSC translate scientific article, reviews, annotations, summaries and etc. together with their teachers. Students have prepared more than 40 reports in foreign languages under the guidance of their teachers.
Educational work is carried out as follows:
- Patriotic, international;
- Popularization of healthy mode of life.
Optional lessons under the title:”Meнің елім-Менің жерім», «Ана тілің-арың бұл»,”My motherland is Kazakhstan” are conducted for the popularization of state language. Within the framework of KazNMU three languages teaching program of the University Olympiad “Tілдарын” is traditionally carried out in order to develop language competence in students, increase their interest and motivation for learning Kazakh, Russian and foreign languages.