LSP: English for Language Pedagogy
In accordance with the LSP classification put forward by T. Hutchinson and A. Waters (CUP, 1987), English for Teaching is an outcome of English for Social Sciences. It pursues academic purposes in different spheres of knowledge, Language Pedagogy among them. As a teacher, I have gained appropriate expertise in the Language Pedagogy domain during my twenty years of experience at Moscow State Pedagogical University. In this respect, my approach to the theme problematized by S13 seems to be inclusive and it results in successful ESP research-projects of my Master's degree students in the area of pedagogical terminology and complex interaction with pupils and peers. The empiric material is the well-known and much discussed issues of The TKT Course (CUP) and Teaching by Principles, An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy 92 (Pearson/Longman). The research contributes to the development of students’ professional competence in Language Pedagogy. Being involved in collective research, students contribute to the development of principles and approaches to theoretical aspects of LSP as a verbal system of professional communication. They come to the conclusion that LSP is not fundamentally different from LGP in terms of linguistic usage but differs rather in terms of particular modes of language that are common in different professional settings.