CONCEPT ACQUISITION BY AN EFL STUDENT

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English-as-a-foreign-language students may have difficulty acquiring a British culture-specific concept when reading a study text. The hurdles faced in a certain case arise from the ambiguity of the basic structural component of the concept and the composition of the source text. The adverse effect is intended to be minimized with the help of a table to be filled in while scanning through the text. The students find in it and enter in the columns under familiar headings and subheadings the verbal encodings of the concept-constituting cognitive indicators. Thus regularized, the latter are more appreciable and accessible for the learners. The complete table proves to contain the basic structural components of the concept. It follows that the text can serve as a reliable source in concept acquisition, the table facilitating the process.

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T G Matulevich

Novosibirsk State Technical University

Karl Marx ave., 20, Novosibirsk, Russia, 630073

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