Использование лексического подхода в университетском курсе английского языка
It is stated in the article that the use of techniques of the lexical approach in a university foreign language course, in particular, an English for Academic Purposes course, contributes to the development of lexical competence. As lexical competence is an integral part of linguistic and, therefore, communicative competence, it constitutes one of the criteria in international examinations, and it is necessary to master it to effectively function in academic settings. The principles and techniques within the approach are outlined, examples from authored textbooks are provided. The activities include tasks on the recognition and use of collocations, synonyms and antonyms, discourse markers, and also word formation. In addition, some techniques which allow teachers to implement the lexical approach with existing materials or encourage learners to work autonomously are suggested. It is concluded, that when the lexical approach is implemented alongside with other approaches and methodologies it gives a teacher instruments to enrich students' language repertoire alongside with providing students with strategies of autonomous work and lexical items for functioning in academic contexts.