Issues in contemporary political science: A Reader. Учеб. пособие по академическому чтению на английском языке
Chapter 17 of the monograph is devoted to academic skills acquisition at a non-linguistic university in Russia. It provides the main purposes of students studying at a double (London University and the Higher School of Economics) Bachelor programme and various techniques.
The article analyses the up-to-date principles of materials design in English language teaching. It is described how each principle comes to work in a new course for university researchers and PhD students. The conclusion is drawn that current methodological approaches have to be taken into account in order to create a course book able to meet the requirements of the new educational paradigm.
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.
The book aims to develop students’ academic reading and writing skills. It contains a collection of specifically developed tasks to supplement the British course book written by Mark Roberts “English for Economics in Higher Education” (Garnet Publishing Ltd., 2012).
It can be easily used by students, teachers and those who want to develop their academic reading and writing skills.
The books is designed to develop academic reading skills and for IELTS exam preparation. It contains supplementary exercises to texts from the British Course book “English for Academic Study: Reading and Writing” published by Garnet Education.
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.
The book is designed to provide assistance to economics students (CEFR correlation: B2-C1) in studying English for Specfic Purposes (ESP) and arouse their interest in global economic problems. Authentic texts on economic conditions of selected OECD member-countries alongside Brazil, China, India, Mongolia are aimed at developing reading, writing, speaking, lexical and critical thinking skills through a variety of exercises.
We address the external effects on public sector efficiency measures acquired using Data Envelopment Analysis. We use the health care system in Russian regions in 2011 to evaluate modern approaches to accounting for external effects. We propose a promising method of correcting DEA efficiency measures. Despite the multiple advantages DEA offers, the usage of this approach carries with it a number of methodological difficulties. Accounting for multiple factors of efficiency calls for more complex methods, among which the most promising are DMU clustering and calculating local production possibility frontiers. Using regression models for estimate correction requires further study due to possible systematic errors during estimation. A mixture of data correction and DMU clustering together with multi-stage DEA seems most promising at the moment. Analyzing several stages of transforming society’s resources into social welfare will allow for picking out the weak points in a state agency’s work.