Building language communicative competence in the non-language environment

  • Sh.B. Gumarova Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan, Almaty
  • L.E. Strautman Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan, Almaty


The competence approach is currently the basis for teaching foreign languages for the students of technical specialties at universities, especially, if it is a foreign language for special purposes. Teaching a foreign language in the field of professional communication requires strengthening of interdisciplinary ties, integration of a foreign language and special disciplines. One of the main difficulties encountered by the students in the non-language environment is mispronunciation of a lot of English words and, especially, terms, which are not given in the course of General English. The only way to solve this problem is to introduce telecommunication technologies into learning process. Today the Internet provides a huge variety of materials on professional communication. The role of the teacher is to be a supervisor in this ocean of information. The experience of teaching Professional English at the Faculty of Physics and Technology, al-Farabi KazNU, has proved the efficiency of this strategy. The authors consider the methods used in watching and reproducing the video material. The advantages of using special videos (in particular, in physics) enable the students to improve their pronunciation, to learn new terminology, to develop speaking skills and to improve their ability to make presentations.
How to Cite
GUMAROVA, Sh.B.; STRAUTMAN, L.E.. Building language communicative competence in the non-language environment. Eurasian Journal of Philology: Science and Education, [S.l.], v. 169, n. 1, p. 136-140, oct. 2018. ISSN 2618-0782. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2019.
Methods of teaching language and literature