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Возможности использования жанрового подхода в обучении англоязычному научному письму

The authors address the issue of optimising methods used for instructing university level students (under- and post graduates) to write academic project proposals. The present article is mostly concerned with the question of how to incorporate traditional and novel approaches in the teaching process thus rendering it more efficient. The authors share their experience in working on an experimental course for learners interested in acquiring professional English language competencies. The approach offered is in line with traditions of the genre analysis and focuses on pattern phrases typical of English academic writing which are used to perform different communicative functions. To facilitate the work on grasping those functions pertaining to the conventional steps of proposal writing (reviewing literature, reporting on methodology etc.) it proved expedient to implement the innovative move and step procedure. The procedure considered is not confined to project proposal writing but is also intended to provide guidance for students working on different research papers. Finally, the results and benefits of the experimental study are discussed.