Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on the English Language in Ukrainian Context, November 2020     Pp184-193

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Utilizing the Neurolinguistic Programming Technologies in Foreign languages Teaching Practice in
Ukrainian Universities

Tetiana Kovalevska
Ukrainian Language Department
Philology Faculty, Odesa National I. I. Mechnikov University
Odesa, Ukraine

Anastasia Kovalevska
Ukrainian and Foreign Languages Department
Management and Business Technologies Faculty, Odesa Regional Institute for Public Administration
of the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine
Odesa, Ukraine


The research paper considers the main provisions of the new scientific direction of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP); its fundamental goal is determined, which first of all includes optimizing the interactive interaction in practically all discursive genres of modern communicative space; the effectiveness of utilizing several NLP techniques in the Ukrainian educational segment is substantiated, first of all – in the process of teaching foreign languages, in particular English, given its international status and scientific potential. The main aim of the study is to review the relevant NLP techniques aimed at optimizing the teacher’s professional skills, and hence the effectiveness of the learning process as a whole. Such techniques include predicate, meta- and Milton-model personal identification, as well as spelling. The significance of the study is determined by the fact that this set of neurolinguistic techniques will be extremely useful both in creating comfortable communicative learning conditions as the basis of its effectiveness and inactivating the students’ psychocognitive abilities and increasing their professional competence level. The main question of the research paper is how to generally contribute to educational process optimization, mainly, in teaching foreign languages in the Ukrainian-speaking environment. In the study, both general scientific research tools (descriptive method, analysis, synthesis, observation) and special experimental methods (recording and comparing the results of applied NLP techniques, surveys, evaluations) are utilized. The main findings of the research allowed to determine the students’ individual neurophysiological mechanisms (representative priorities) in the process of educational data perception; to identify cases of the students’ deviant behavior through the reconstruction of their verbal and nonverbal behavior and adjust the communicative background to create a comfortable learning environment; to apply the elements of correct suggestibility to strengthen the students’ cognitive activity, and the naturalization of teaching data; to enhance the processes of memorization, effective assimilation and competent reproduction of new data through the directed activation of representative systems (visual, audible, kinesthetic) and the corresponding submodalities.
Keywords: Neurolinguistic Programming, teaching foreign languages, predicate identification technique, Metamodel and Milton-model identification technique, spelling technique, learning efficiency, Ukrainian universities

Cite as: Tetiana Kovalevska, T. , &  Kovalevska, A. (2020). Utilizing the Neurolinguistic Programming Technologies in Foreign languages Teaching Practice in Ukrainian Universities. Arab World English JournalSpecial Issue on English in Ukrainian Context. 184-193 .


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Tetiana Kovalevska is the Academician of Ukraine’s National Academy of Higher
Education, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, Ukrainian Language Department
Head of Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University. Scientific interests: NLP, Suggestive
Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Theory of Communication, Psycho- and
Neurolinguistics. ORCID ID: