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Igorevna Monastyrskaya T, Vyacheslavovich Toropchin G. University Students’ Motivation for Acquisition of the English language (Based on the Example of Survey among Students in Novosibirsk). MJLTM 2018; 8 (1) :148-158
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Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Information Sciences Novosibirsk State Technical University
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In developing socio-economic relations, labour market requirements imposed on specialists also undergo changes. Priority is given to such competencies as prompt analysis of professional information in foreign languages, first of all, in the English language, universally recognised as a global language. Teaching staff at higher education institutions are in a constant search for motivational factors to provide more productive acquisition of the English language. International pedagogical experience in developing motivation in non-language major students for foreign language learning is reviewed in the article. Students’ self-assessment regarding their command of the English language, formedness of their interest for language learning, demand for such kind of education, prediction of their future professional status and career evolution with the development of this non-technical competency are analysed based on the example of an applied sociological survey among university students in Novosibirsk. Thanks to analysing the sociological survey results, the authors make a conclusion that the availability of foreign language learning resources, various interactive forms of teaching classes in a course of the English language, as well as teaching the way of working with literature in a foreign language in the professional sphere of activity are sufficient for motivating most of the students in foreign language acquisition across the curriculum. However, authors emphasise that competency development of prompt analysis of professional information in foreign languages should take place continuously during the whole period of study in a higher school, within other educational disciplines, primarily, those of the professional cycle, ensuring a sustainable formation of the competency under consideration.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Foreign language teaching and learning
Received: 2018/08/26 | Accepted: 2018/08/26 | Published: 2018/08/26

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