Teaching English For Specific Purposes In The Modern Technical Education Conditions

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The article deals with the description of the essence of English for specific purposes (ESP), characteristics and peculiarities of ESP teaching. The role of studying ESP for the students in the context of the future professional activity is defined. The features and difficulties of ESP teaching are explained. The article is focused on the description of the application of the developed course for teaching ESP to students at Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University named after R.E. Alekseev. The distinctive features, peculiar properties and content of the proposed course are considered, the advantages of its learning for the students who study biochemical, chemical and physical specialties are discussed. It is noted that students’ difficulties in mastering ESP at technical university are related to the necessity of skillful combination and usage of deep knowledge in general English, technical knowledge and professional English terminology. Knowledge of the English language fundamentals is the basis for further mastering of professional terminology in English, which determines the formation of foreign language professional communicative competence. In ESP, English is presented in authentic contexts to introduce students to specific ways of using the language in the functions they will perform in their professional spheres. For the teacher of English it is of great significance to find out students’ individual language needs, language skills that require special attention and intensive targeted work.

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31 March 2022

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978-1-80296-124-9

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European Publisher

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125

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Dmitrieva, E. N., & Poskrebysheva, T. A. (2022). Teaching English For Specific Purposes In The Modern Technical Education Conditions. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 387-394). European Publisher. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2022.03.47