Peculiarities of the English Language Training of Military Administration Masters
Keywords:border guards, foreign language training, Master of Military Administration.
AbstractThe article deals with the methods of teaching English for specific purposes to border guard officers. Ability to communicate English is one of the core competences of border guards in order to provide the State border protection. The aim of the article is to characterise peculiarities and aim of the English language training of “Military Administration” masters. Particular attention is paid to the structure of educational program of the second (master’s) level of higher education on specialty “Military Administration (by branches of Armed Forces)” and development of working curriculum “English for specific purposes”. Our hypothesis is that it is efficacious to use modern methods of learning during the lessons of the English language that was verified by the experiment which was conducted from July 2017 to July 2018 in the form of a survey of the first year officers (162 people) in the Faculty of Executive Staff Training who were studying according to the new educational program on the basis of the Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. Analysis of the results of graduation examinations of border guard officers has shown that due to the use of the modern communicative methods of teaching in the educational process of the Academy, the quality of officers’ knowledge increased significantly. The result of the experiment confirmed that the officers generally acquired a good level of texts reading and translation skills, knowledge of professional lexical material, military terminology, and ability to make decision according the current legislation in the professional situation. It has proved the effectiveness of the implementation of working curriculum of English for specific purposes especially due to use of modern learning methods, forms of compatible collective activity, friendly atmosphere, attentive attitude toward partners on a communication and mutual help.
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