The article focuses on developing academic literacy in an English for Academic Purposes course. It reviews different approaches to teaching academic writing and shows that the "reading-to-write" approach might be the most effective one. The paper also identifies some difficulties that Russian students are likely to have due to a low level of native language academic skills and suggests ways to overcome them.
Recently the term “discourse” has been often used in various spheres of modern science. In the present article the peculiarities of political discourse, especially of its African American variety, are looked upon. The concepts which make up a worldview are singled out on the basis of the analysis of African American political discourse (in this case – on M.L.King’s speech “I have a dream”). This enables one to bring mental processes into correlation with their expression is language and to reveal the ways of this expression.