Английский язык в проектной деятельности. История = English through History Projects
The coursebook is designed for university undergraduate students (BA) whose major is History or whose interest lies in history, both as an academic discipline and a professional field. It is designed to develop professional intercultural communicative competence of students who have attained B1-B2 level according to the CEFR global scale of English language proficiency. The coursebook applies a profession-oriented approach in foreign language teaching and is aimed at developing students' ability to use English as a tool for solving problem-based tasks of the broad context of the academic and future professional activities of historians. Engagement in solving profession-oriented project cases integrated into each module, develops such transferable and professional skills of students as searching, analysing, evaluating and interpreting various types of sources – authentic texts, audio and video materials, ensuring the development of receptive and productive types of speech activity. A major portion of each module is dedicated to the development of ‘learner autonomy’ and the ability of students to create their own personally meaningful information products of various genres and styles required in academic and professional activities of a historian, e.g.: a motivation letter, a concept paper for a project, a short article, a historiographic essay, debates, interviews, podcasts, etc.
The coursebook meets the requirements of the latest Federal State Educational Standards (Russia).