Teaching English in the higher education institution: teachers and students perspective
The purpose of the given study is to provide description of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course implementation in Russian higher educational institutions. The authors consider the experience of ESP training at Ogarev Mordovia State University (Saransk, Russia) and outline the most typical issues faced by ESP teachers in real-life conditions of education process. The following problem aspects are pointed out: appropriate selection and use of training materials for the educational course, multilevel groups issue, necessity of due ESP course design etc. The authors also provide the results of the survey for students of some departments of Mordovia Ogarev State University listing the most relevant issues and challenges faced by them while taking an ESP course. The creators of the paper suggest several ways of solution for the issues stated and provide possible directions for the development and quality improvement of ESP courses in the higher education system of Russia.
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