ESP PROJECTS THAT CHANGED TRADITIONAL TEACHING HABITS IN UZBEKISTAN
PhD on pedagogical sciences, National University of Uzbekistan, Foreign philology faculty
Associate professor of Practical English and Literature Department, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
From 2016 many educational projects organized for Higher Educational Institutions of Uzbekistan and one of them is EnSPIRE-U (English for Specific Purposes Integrated Reform in Uzbekistan) organized by British Council. Moving from centralized, course book-based system to sudden freedom has brought its fair share of challenges. The purpose of this article is to look new trends teaching ESP in Uzbekistan with the project EnSPIRE-U and piloting new syllabus for the 1st year students of pharmaceutical directions in three institutions of Uzbekistan: Tashkent pharmaceutical Institute, Nukus Medical Institute (pharmaceutical direction) and Andijan Medical Institute (pharmaceutical direction). Research had started in 2016 with base-line study identifying learning needs of pharmaceutical students in Uzbekistan. Further, from 2018 designing and piloting materials in ESP lessons. Results of this study show that using authentic materials developed professional communicative competence in English of future pharmacists.
Keywords: English for Specific Purposes, English for General Purposes, experimental groups, controlling groups, needs analysis.
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