Higher school students are challenged with the lack of conversation practice while learning a foreign language. This problem can be solved by organizing conversation clubs that aim to help learners acquire fluency in speaking. Such extracurricular activities enhance students' motivation, improves their speaking as well as social skills.
The article examines the experience of China's investment policy aimed at creating favorable conditions to attract investment, particularly foreign direct investments, to the most important country's industries. In recent years, this policy (the establishment of free economic zones, trade liberalization, the establishment of an appropriate legislative framework, state support for investors) has brought noticeable positive results, but with the beginning of the global financial crisis allowed to avoid the most painful consequences. This experience taking into account all its particularities can be useful for our economy.
The article at issue is intended to look into family-related concepts through experimental psycholinguistic tools. Furthermore, it involves substantial references to linguistics, history, sociology, and psychology to reveal the background of the experimental data retrieved. Such approach allows researching and accounting for the experimental data from different angles what makes the interpretation more comprehensive, thorough and credible.
The article deals with some ideas about lifelong learning strategies - the necessity to teach students to acquire, develop and update knowledge, skills and competences at different stages of their life and in different environments, the methods which can be applied to achieve it and the role of the teacher in this process.
Computers have already entered all the spheres of human activity including the process of teaching and studying. Although computers will never take the place of the teacher, they are important and helpful assistants. The use of the computers is a methodical device applied in the modern approaches of teaching of any subject. But will the expenses of the computers and software be covered?
This article presents the up-to-date views on the continuous education and the tendencies to business-education development. The learning during the whole life is the vital necessity of our days. The peculiarity of the continuous education consists in the way of the payment for it. It can be payed by the organization which is interested in the improvement of the professional skills of the employees or by the employees themselves, if they participate in the continuous education program. In the framework of this logic the business -education is some special field of the continuous education. Now days business-education and continuous education are some definite system.
The application of methodology for assessing the human capital of the organization was illustrated in this paper on an example of the Czech logistics company. The weight criteria were added for qualifying employees. Estimated cost of human capital organization is a basis for forward-looking personnel management of the company.
The article "Russian Intelligentsia as a Historical and Social Phenomenon" is dedicated to the problems of the disappearance of the so called "intelligentsia" in the post-soviet society and the need to recreate it under new living and cultural conditions. The main purpose of the article is to make a careful and thorough analysis of the term "intelligentsia" not only from a strictly historical and social point of view, but, most important, from the standpoint of philosophy. The author arrives at a conclusion that intelligentsia should not be understood simply as a social group, but as a way of perceiving the reality and one's role on the stage of Russian society. The article is based upon a number of social studies published in professional journals over the last decade.
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.