Das Verhältnis zwischen Fach- und Sprachkompetenz im DaF-Unterricht für nichtlinguistische Fachrichtungen in Russland
The balance between the subject content transfer and the development of competent language use is constantly brought discussed within the realm of the didactics of “German as a second language”. The starting point for this differentiation should be based on a certain objective that depends on the subject being studied. The chosen objective enables to determine the curriculum content. On the one hand, one cannot thereby ignore the transfer of specialized knowledge since the “German as a second language” class is among other things intended to form a foreign world picture. Thus the economists need to be well aware of the key concepts within their subject. Later it will help them to succeed in communication with international colleagues in their professional life. Therefore, the curriculum tailored for economists should determine for the typical situations of intercultural professional communication that may result in misunderstanding between conversation partners, and these situations should underlie the corresponding training course.
The article deals with the exploring the problem of introducing EMI (English as Medium of Instruction) in an educational process. There given the results of the study connected with the investigation of implementing EMI within the bachelor programme “history of art” in the HSE. The results obtained are compared with the ones presented by a research group Oxford EMI having conducted a profound study on the analysis of expanding implementation of EMI on a world scale. The article may serve interest for those who research new trends in education as well as those who are interested in introducing EMI in an educational process.
The article provides a brief review of foreign language teaching trends and problems in non-linguistic institutions of higher professional education. The author focuses on the competence for vocationally oriented language teaching at levels C1 and C2, outlines the main skills set for the graduates of these universities, describes teaching strategy and the system of exercises aimed at developing professional competence.
The article looks at the problem of designing theoretical courses delivered in a foreign language. The author describes a set of skills which form professional communicative competence and offers some recommendations concerning the structure of these courses and the main conceptual principles the courses should be bases on.
Students' internet usage attracts the attention of many researchers in different countries. Differences in internet penetration in diverse countries lead us to ask about the interaction of medium and culture in this process. In this paper we present an analysis based on a sample of 825 students from 18 Russian universities and discuss findings on particularities of students' ICT usage. On the background of the findings of the study, based on data collected in 2008-2009 year during a project "A сross-cultural study of the new learning culture formation in Germany and Russia", we discuss the problem of plagiarism in Russia, the availability of ICT features in Russian universities and an evaluation of the attractiveness of different categories of ICT usage and gender specifics in the use of ICT.