Basics of scientific communication in a foreign language for masters majoring in history: methodological aspect

Шкарбан, Інна Володимирівна (2023) Basics of scientific communication in a foreign language for masters majoring in history: methodological aspect Викладання мов у вищих навчальних закладах освіти на сучасному етапі. Міжпредметні звʼязки, 42. pp. 166-177. ISSN 2073-4379

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The present article contextualizes the field of English for Academic Purposes, with a particular focus on the Master students’ professional and academic skills in History and the role of the course in their making further career choices. Although literature presents a number of theoretical and pedagogical models of EAP course designs, research is still lacking into specific methodology for the discipline construction under the academic program for History Masters. The author’s views of the discipline “Basics of Scientific Communication in a Foreign Language” design are introduced and methodologically substantiated in the work program as well as practically implemented on the base of the e-learning educational and methodical complex aimed at the first- and second-year Masters in specialty 032 History and Archeology. The competency-based approach reflects the original conception of EAP in its concentration on discipline-specific texts and academic communication activities appropriate to the academic history where language is foregrounded and seen as constitutive of content encompassing chronological thinking, the ability to identify the time sequence for each historical event; historical comprehension, the skills to read and construct historical narratives imaginatively; historical analysis and interpretation, techniques in comparison and distinguishing experiences, beliefs, ideologies; historical research, including historical issues analysis and decision making, the ability to formulate historical problems in question based on historical sources, find contradictions in historical records, and establish socially significant historical interpretations. The focus on socio-cultural and professional competencies in the ethical dimension provides opportunities to examine the relationships between historical events in their past-present-future time sequencing from the history study perspective. The author’s work program on the discipline design and the implemented e-learning educational and methodical complex practically aim at the development of students’ general and professionally oriented communicative competences in English (linguistic, sociolinguistic, and pragmatic) to succeed in effective communication in their academic and professional environments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: discipline-specific course content; English for Academic Purposes (EAP); e-learning educational and methodical complex; historical thinking; methodological aspect
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет романо-германської філології > Кафедра англійської мови та комунікації
Depositing User: Інна Володимирівна Шкарбан
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2023 07:09
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2023 07:09

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