Charity work is one of the main resources for activities of non-profit organizations. Now there are not enough young people among volunteers. The number of features and the potential of young people make them attractive for involving into charity work. The article concerns young volunteers’ behavior. The authors study young people’s motivation, its influence on students’ engagement in volunteering. Indicators of engagement are hours donated to the charity, regularity and type of volunteer activity.
The article deals with a way of selecting key vocabulary using corpus of texts relevant to learners’ professional needs. Important issues such as core vocabulary size and the proportion of different types of vocabulary items are discussed. The article elaborates on the differences between spoken and written discourse in terms of lexical density. We consider pedagogical implications of corpora-based and discourse approach in teaching and selecting vocabulary.
The article elaborates on composing and designing own corpora that would represent certain types of discourse, it also reviews implementation of available corpus software to identify a text or a genre specific key words, looks at corpus tools to identify and measure collocation strength using large national corpora.
The article deals with pedagogical and psychological grounds for using corpora in the classroom. The description of psychological principles behind data-driven approach and discovery learning with corpus data is given. The cognitive studies such as schemata theory and personal-construct theory are observed to show the advantages of concordance techniques. Some examples of new types of corpus and research-based activities are presented.
The paper considers the regional educational initiative for the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Programme in Perm Krai. The results represent benefits and risks for each stakeholder group of the project. The recommendations given in the paper deal with the improvement of its long-term effectiveness.