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  • Date: 4-05-2017, 18:58
4-05-2017, 18:58

Meeting with the foreign guests

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Getting known about the meeting with the international guests, the freshmen and second-year students of the Faculty of Foreign Languages were in anticipation of new acquaintances and interesting experience, but nobody expected this meeting to pass so easily. Hamza and George are foreign students of Donetsk National Medical University, in Kropyvnytskyi. These guys have gone through a long way before studying at our local university. Their future profession is a doctor and both of them have interesting and complicated life stories shared with us.

Hamza was born in a large Muslim family in Sri Lanka. When he was 10 years old, his family moved to the UK. Hamza lived in Sheffield, as small English town as ours. He told the story about his mother, who had had some dental problems in her childhood. That experience led him to choose that profession. But then there is the question ‘Why did he move to Ukraine?’ Studying in the UK is too expensive in comparison with Ukraine.

George was born in a very poor family in Ghana. He wanted to be a doctor for a long time because in his country there is a problem with well-qualified doctors, particularly dentists. Both of them have recently come to Ukraine, and Kropyvnytskyi as a place for studying was chosen for various reasons. Hamza likes especially this town because of its being rather small with a calm life, and as you understand he does not like a bustling city life. George moved from Donetsk to Kropyvnytskyi because transferring of Donetsk National Medical University here.

Moreover, the guys gave us good advice about learning foreign languages and studying in general. Hamza talked a lot about ways of learning English, such as reading aloud, listening and chatting with native speakers. But in addition, he told us that it would be good to treat learning more easily, divide it into parts and gradually learn it, not just to mug up. As for George he is convinced that in any case education is not difficult, but it isn’t simple too. And whether people do something or not depends only on them. According to his point of view, the main problem of every person is laziness. Their pieces of advice were motivating and can be useful in our further studying of foreign languages.

Besides it was interesting to get know about their experience in studying Ukrainian and Russian. As teaching in the university is only in English, the boys are not able to master them. Hamza said that the Ukrainian and Russian languages were enough prestige and would help in his future work. That's why he wants to learn both of them here excellently. But George wants to learn only Ukrainian. The Russian language for them is quite complicated, and the difficulties arise because people in Kropyvnytskyi communicate in both languages at once.

Though it was a usual meeting, the understanding of each other because of almost the same age gave the lightness of the meeting. All of us enjoyed the way of communicating so much that we would like to continue it further, show the city and treat the boys with the traditional Ukrainian dishes. We look forward to a new meeting!


Daria Mykolenko


2 Year student





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