THE RIGHT MIX OF APPROACHES IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING: ACHIEVING DESIRED LEARNING OUTCOMES IN THE ESP CLASSROOM

Oleh Topuzov, Oleksandr Malykhin, Nataliia Aristova

Abstract


The proposed study is focused on solving research questions concerning a common understanding of methodology in teaching English for Specific Purposes and language teaching approaches application in instruction process. The novelty of the paper lies in the theoretical substantiation of the necessity to apply the combination of competence-based, action-oriented and blended-learning approaches in the ESP classroom for improving ESP students’ languages competence regarded in our study as desired learning outcomes. The research is theoretical in nature and comprises the theoretical review of scientific literature aimed at understanding how methodology is conceived by scientists and ESP practitioners. The theoretical review contains the analysis of scientific publications and methodological materials on teaching English for Specific Purposes at higher education institutions. The authors also analyze the most trusted language teaching approaches, principles they are based on, learning outcomes they are aimed at in the ESP classroom, the advantages and disadvantages of their use in instruction process. The analysis of the most trusted language teaching approaches makes it possible to declare that the combination of competence-based, action-oriented and blended-learning approaches plays a crucial role in providing ESP students with improved languages competence.


Keywords


action-oriented approach; blended-learning approach; competence-based approach; ESP classroom; higher education institutions; languages competence; learning outcomes; methodology

Full Text:

PDF

References


Aristova, N. (2016). A general outline of methodological approaches in contemporary scientific literature. Nowoczesna educacja: filozofia, innowacja, doświadczenie, 4(8), 26-30.

Arіstova, N. (2014). Іnnovatsіynі metody formuvannya іnshomovnoii komunіkatyvnoii kompetentnostі u vishchіy shkolі Ukraiiny. Naukovі zapysky Natsіonalnoho unіversytetu „Ostrozka akademіya”, 42, 183-185.

Collins English Dictionary (2019). Retrieved from https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/english-for-special-purposes

Council of Europe (2001). Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR). Retrieved from https://rm.coe.int/1680459f97

Encyclopedia Britannica (2008). Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com

European Commission (2018). Annex to the proposal for a council recommendation on key competences for lifelong learning (2018). [Data file]. Retrieved from https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/rep/1/2018/EN/COM-2018-24-F1-EN-ANNEX-1-PART-1.PDF

European Commission (2017). European Master’s in Translation Competence Framework. [Data file]. Retrieved from https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/emt_competence_fwk_2017_en_web.pdf

Hutchinson, T. & Waters, A. (1987). English for Specific Purposes: A learning-centred approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Malykhin, O. & Aristova, N. (2019). Learning-style based activities in boosting undergraduate students’ translation skills: Agrarian sphere translators’ training. The Journal of teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes, 7(1), 105-114. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22190/JTESAP1901105M

Malykhіn, O. (2015). Kompetentnіsnyi pіdkhіd u navchannі іnozemnoii movy studentіv fіlolohіchnykh spetsіalnostey. Molodyi vchenyi, 2.1(40), 462-465.

Malykhin, O. & Karpiuk, V. (2018). Metodyka zastosuvannia IKT u protsesi formuvannia linhvokrainoznavchoi kompetentnosti studentiv-filolohiv. Informatsiini tekhnolohii i zasoby navchannia, 68(6), 112-124. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33407/itlt.v68i6.2171

Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 on key competences (2006). [Data file]. Retrieved from https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2006:394:0010:0018:en:PDF

Richards, J. & Rodgers, T. (1999). Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Robinson, P. C. (1980). ESP (English for Specific Purposes). Oxford: Pergamon Press.

Scrivener, J. (2011). The Learning Teaching: The Essential Guide to English Language Teaching. Oxford: Macmillan Publishers Limited.

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Education (2014). Terminology of European Education and Training Policy. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2nd ed.

Thornbury, S. (2006). An A–Z of ELT: A Dictionary of Terms and Concepts. Oxford: Macmillan Publishers Limited.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2020vol5.4818

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.