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Content and language integrated learning in the natural sciences setting


The problem of insufficient practice-oriented teaching of foreign languages in natural sciences in modern education is examined. Students fail to sufficiently develop the competencies required in professional activities due to the lack of opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge in authentic conditions. The aim of the work is to find the advantages of applying integrated content and language learning to increase the degree of involvement of foreign language communication skills in professional activities. Integration will allow to involve more professionally oriented texts in teaching languages, which will lead not only to the development of vocabulary specific to a certain scientific and professional field, but also to knowledge enrichment by experience of foreign colleagues, which is provided by authentic sources. The study is based on the results of the practical application of integrated subject-language learning in the world, based on which the analysis and generalization of the problems of its application in relation to science disciplines was conducted. As a result, it is found that integrated learning has a positive impact on the student's ability to engage in foreign-language professional-academic discourse, as well as increasing student motivation.


content and language learning, geographycal education, problem-based learning, communicative approach, CBLT

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