An interdisciplinary approach to teaching professionally-oriented english

  • Л. E. Стрaутмaн Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • Ш. Б. Гумaровa Al-Farabi Kazakh National University


The paper considers application of interdisciplinary approach to teach­ing professionally­-oriented English for the students of physics. Interdisci­plinary pedagogical practice allows the teacher to cross the traditionalboundaries of discipline­centered teaching by drawing knowledge from two or more academic disciplines. In teaching foreign languages at non­ linguistic faculties it is especially important to develop skills of render­ing of special scientific texts. This work fully implements possibilities of interdisciplinary approach to teaching foreign languages. Therefore, one of the tasks of teaching English at the natural science faculties is to formskills of working with the original English­language literature on specialty, and in particular, to develop skills of writing summaries of the texts. Stu­dents have to learn how to write annotations and abstract in the English language to the scientific articles written in their native language. On the example of teaching English at the of Physics & Technology it is shown that interdisciplinary approach to helps students to gain better understanding of physical laws.


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How to Cite
СТРAУТМAН, Л. E.; ГУМAРОВA, Ш. Б.. An interdisciplinary approach to teaching professionally-oriented english. KAZNU BULLETIN PHILOLOGICAL SERIES, [S.l.], v. 161, n. 3, july 2016. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 june 2017.
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interdisciplinary approach; professionally­oriented English language; writing summary