English for Specific Purposes. Tasks and Assignments for General and Academic Practice
Developing academic skills is a major purpose of foreign language studies. Reading skills are prior to raising language competence. Mastering different kinds of reading (skimming, reading for gist, scanning, reading for detail) leads to a general increase of language skills. The teacher's task is to train students to know what to learn and how to learn it. The article covers modern approaches to teaching reading skills.
Academic environment constraints, i.e. limited amount of EFL hours for non-majors, call for a careful consideration of the stakeholders' needs in curriculum design in higher education context of a non-English speakign country. Tailoring an EFL course to those needs lands itself into an integrated program, comprising several study areas. This article discusses a case of syllabus design, combining a traditional EFL component, academic skills training and major-specific content (Country Studies for International Affairs majors). The author discusses the application of a solf systems methodology (SSM) in the academic environment.
The introduction gives a review of current approaches to teaching reading in a foreign language at a university level developed in Western and Russian research. It describes the goals of the book and explains its structire.
Supplementary material to “Economics” by Ch. St. J. Yates to develop reading, writing, listening, speaking academic skills. And to master economic terms.
The article examines various teaching methods aiming at increasing motivation for English language learning, both professional and academic. Complex development of skills necessary to undersdand lectures and different forms of public speaking, critical evaluation of and analytical approach to their content contribute to forming key competences of a university graduate.
One of the most important indicators of company's success is the increase of its value. The article investigates traditional methods of company's value assessment and the evidence that the application of these methods is incorrect in the new stage of economy. So it is necessary to create a new method of valuation based on the new main sources of company's success that is its intellectual capital.