Iryna Bilianska


Associate Professor


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PhD, Associate Professor

PhD thesis: “Pre-service teachers’ English listening competence development through fiction audiobooks”. Specialty 13.00.02 – Theory and Methods of Teaching (Germanic Languages) (011 – Educational, pedagogical studies)

Scientific interests: methodology of teaching languages and cultures, fictional discourse, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, contemporary English literature.


2014-2018 – PhD studies at Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University

2009-2010 – Master’s Degree in English Philology, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University

2008 – Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), Language Link London

Professional Development:

2020 – participated in 2020 TESOL-Ukraine National Teacher Development Institute “Teaching Writing as a 21st Century Skill” (16 academic hours)  (9-10 January, Lviv, Ukraine).

2020 – successfully completed an 8-week online teacher training course “Methodology for TESOL” delivered by University of Maryland Baltimore County January 7, 2020 – March 3, 2020. The American English (AE) E-Teacher Program

  • participated in the International Virtual ELT Web Conference “The Importance of Using Innovative Methods in ELT   Classrooms”, 8 July 2020, Oman. Presentation: “Developing 4C skills through mute animated videos in EFL classes”
  • participated in National level E-Quiz on “Plagiarism Awareness-Research & Academic Ethics” organized by the Faculty of Doctoral Studies & Research and Faculty of Computer Application in association with Indian Society for Technical Education on 21 July 2020
  • participated in Eurodoc Virtual Conference “Open up your science!” 22-23 July 2020, Warsaw
  • participated in ChangeMaker 2020 Virtual Conference: Teaching and Learning in Our New Normal, July 14, 2020. Professional Development Credit Hours Earned: Five (5). The Madison Institute, LLC (d.b.a. TMI Education)

2019 – completed the 40-hour Trainer Development course designed and delivered by the British Council Ukraine within the framework of the New Generation School Teacher project (16-21 January, Lviv, Ukraine).

Coursera courses: Ubiquitous Learning and Instructional Technologies (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), University Teaching (The University of Hong Kong), Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools (University of Houston), Successful Presentation (University of Colorado Boulder), Learning to Teach Online (UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales)), Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential (McMaster University), Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects (McMaster University), Learning How To Learn for Youth (Arizona State University) and others

Additional information:

2008 – Academic IELTS certificate, overall band score 7.0 (University of Westminster IELTS Test CentreUK)

2007 – FCE certificate, B2 (University of Cambridge ESOL ExaminationUK, London Crest Open Centre)

Since 2019 – a member of IATEFL Ukraine 

  1. Bilianska, Iryna (2018) Pre-service Teachers’ English Listening Competence Development Trough Fiction Audiobooks. [Manuscript]. Thesis for a Candidate Degree in Pedagogical Sciences (Germanic Languages). Ternopil: Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University.
  2. Zadorozhna I, Bilianska, I (2018) Listening to fiction audiobooks. Contemporary short stories. Ternopil: Vektor. 171 p.
  3. Bilianska I. (2018) The pedagogical sequence for audiobook listening instruction of Ukrainian pre-service teachers. Toronto. March/April Vol. 7, No. 2. P. 80–95.
  4. Bilianska, I (2019) Developing speech perception skills for better listening comprehension. Educational Horizons. 48 № 1. Ivano-Frankivsk. p. 20-23.
    1. Practical Course of English, 1st year
    2. Practical Course of English, 2nd year
    3. Methods of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Teaching Listening, Teaching Reading), 3rd year
    4. Teaching listening through audiobooks, 3rd year
    5. Pronunciation training, 1st year


    1)Listening to fiction audiobooks. Contemporary short stories 

    2) Listening diary 

    3) Elements of pronunciation 

    4) Flash Fiction in EFL Classroom. Workbook.