ON CRITERIA FOR SELECTING MATERIAL FOR TEACHING ESP TO ECOLOGICAL FACULTY STUDENTS

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The present research considers criteria for selecting study material for teaching English for Special Purposes (ESP) to advanced students of environmental faculties. Texts for study should meet the following basic criteria: · be focused on the students’ future specialty, informative, up-to-date; · have a polemical focus that encourages debate and discussion; · be authentic, rich in scientific terminology, with complicated grammatical constructions, coherent, logically arranged, and clear-cut. In this study, Mark Lynas’s book “The God Species” is evaluated as ESP teaching material. It is proved that this book can be used as teaching material since it meets all the criteria mentioned above. The results obtained are evaluated by the teachers.


About the authors

Rumiya Kaderova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Author for correspondence.
Email: kaderova_rg@rudn.university
6, Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Senior Lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages, Environmental Studies Faculty, RUDN University

Nailya Valeeva

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: valeeva_ng@rudn.university
6, Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Head of the Department of Foreign Languages, Environmental Studies Faculty, RUDN University

Natalia Merkushina

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: merkushina_nv@rudn.university
6, Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Senior Lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages, Environmental Studies Faculty, RUDN University

Yulia Nigmatzyanova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: nigmatzyanuva_yul@rudn.university
6, Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Candidate of Philology, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages, Environmental Studies Faculty, RUDN University

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