Учебно-методическое пособие English for Specific Purposes: Computer Security
The present article looks at the professional and communicative competence of language teachers as integral part of their communicative competence which comprises the discourse both inside and outside of the classroom. The survey of 700 ESL-teachers in Russia and Great Britain shows that assessing L2 written works and commenting on them are amongst the most important communicative tasks in their professional life. Therefore, a set of exercises has been designed to prepare pre-service language teachers to respond to their students’ writing, and use written corrective feedback as a tool to facilitate and enhance students’ learning.
The article analyses essential communicative tasks for trainee English language teachers from the employers’ point of view. It introduces previous research in the area, which is followed by an investigation of 20 American and British job adverts for school English teachers. Naming communicative functions more properly might help to design valid language training and assessment materials for trainee EFL-teachers.
Key words: communicative tasks, LSP, target language use domain, ESP.
The article considers the main principles underpinning course design with regard to teaching Legal English. Among the issues discussed are the syllabus design, types of interaction activities, as well as preparation of ESP teachers. Much attention is paid to needs analysis issues and the genre approach in teaching Legal English.
Conference Proceedings report findings presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the National Association of Teachers of English in Russia held in Voronezh in April, 2014.
The proceedings might be useful for English language teachers working at different levels - from University to kindergarten, linguists, interpreters and translators, as well as students and postgraduates majoring in EFL, linguistics and cultural studies.
In this paper we consider choice problems under the assumption that the preferences of the decision maker are expressed in the form of a parametric partial weak order without assuming the existence of any value function. We investigate both the sensitivity (stability) of each non-dominated solution with respect to the changes of parameters of this order, and the sensitivity of the set of non-dominated solutions as a whole to similar changes. We show that this type of sensitivity analysis can be performed by employing techniques of linear programming.