Scientific paper ID 1820 : 2019/3
EFL TEACHING IN THE WORKPLACE: ESSENTIAL PARAMETERS OF GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES FOR UNIVERSITY LECTURERS AT THE TODOR KABLESHKOV UNIVERSITY OF TRANSPORT
Boryana Tomova Ruzhekova-Rogozherova
The current paper treats EFL adult education issues as well as matters related to EFL teaching in the workplace within the framework of general English courses, conducted at two levels, for university lecturers at the Todor Kableskov University of Transport. Examined topics are relevant due to the impact of enhanced lecturers’ communicative competence in English, on education process, through improved students’ / university teachers’ communication parameters, greatly contributing to students’ motivation in university subjects learning. In addition, widened EFL language and linguistic knowledge facilitates lecturers in using English, mainly for general communication purposes, and, to some extent, for specific ones in specialized literature reading, understanding and commenting on.
Considered issues, essential in applied linguistics, are related to adult learning peculiar features. Thus, for example, adult learners, especially course participants with university teaching and scientific careers, are more independent learners than university students, possessing better awareness of general studying techniques, course objectives and current level of knowledge. Hence, learning strategies university colleagues implement may be more easily built upon to suit EFL as well as FL learning ments by means of adequate language learning strategies training, this training contributing to learners’ language awareness enhancement as well as to much better learner autonomy parameters achievement. Examined issues are supported by means of both general English courses exemplification material.
обучение на възрастни преподаване на английски език като чужд на работното място автономия на обучаемите езикова осъзнатостadult education EFL teaching in the workplace learner autonomy language awarenessBoryana Tomova Ruzhekova-Rogozherova
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