Combining teaching with other activities assuming the usage of English as the way to improve professional skills in teaching ESP
The article presents the history of the Longman dictionary that has become a bestseller all over the world. Revealing the translation of the lexicographic idea into practice, the author tells us about the scholarly disputes that accompanied the development of the principles of a new type of English dictionary.
Based on a survey of 150 students at several universities, the paper analyses the authenticity of materials and authenticity of their use in ESP classes.
This research studies professional and non-professional levels of academic discourse by analyzing cognitive metaphor models in the English written texts produced by Russian students with different competence in economics. The results of comparative analysis of specific features in metaphor models in two types of academic discourses – professional and non-professional – reveal the difference how students at different levels of study develop their professional competence in their core curriculum disciplines. At an early stage students predominantly use external associations in metaphors, and at a later stage – internal/personal verbal associations. The research results might be significant for more targeted identification of ESAP content.
The report is devoted to a particular aspect of ESP, namely teaching public speaking skills to students of non-linguistic humanities. It is argued that such skills can and must be taught for the sake of students' future success in their professionally oriented public speaking, and that such teaching must rely on and proceed from the phonetics of the language. The key issue under consideration here is how, while teaching the English language, to teach the English speech in its broadest sense, relying on the concepts of the pronunciation standard and articulation basis. Special emphasis is put on some cutting-edge practical teaching techniques as well as on the purposeful rhetorical use of phonetic properties of the language.
This volume focuses on innovative approaches to teaching foreign language courses offered to non-language degree students. It includes essays related to the innovative use of ICTs, new developments in methodology, approaches to course and materials design, and the contribution of language theory to foreign language teaching. As the book brings together researchers and practitioners working in a variety of contexts, it provides detailed insight into ways the same challenges are dealt with in different educational environments.
The article considers topical issues of foreign language teaching seen from the axiological angle of different cultures’ pedagogical paradigms and describes some typical characteristics of a number of pedagogical systems. A close attention is paid to various manifestations of the value components characteristic of various educational systems which reveal the existence of an axiological paradigm shift in teaching foreign languages.