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Type of publication: Konferencijų tezės nerecenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Conference theses in non-peer-reviewed publications (T2)
Field of Science: Edukologija / Education (S007)
Author(s): Bijeikienė, Vilma;Mačianskienė, Nemira
Title: Students’ attitudes towards active learner engagement in ESP classes
Is part of: Sustainable multilingualism 2017 : 4th international scientific conference of Institute of Foreign Languages, Vytautas Magnus University; 11th international scientific conference of language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania, May 26–27, 2017 Kaunas, Lithuania: conference abstracts / editors Nemira Mačianskienė, Servet Çelik. Kaunas : Vytautas Magnus University, 2018
Extent: p. 27-27
Date: 2018
Keywords: Teaching English;English language;Lifelong learning
ISBN: 9786094673481
Abstract: The present study is part of broader research into the quality of teaching English for specific purposes (ESP) with the particular focus on methodology and students’ attitudes to active learner engagement into the learning process. At the foundation of the study lies the belief that language learning, especially, learning a language for specific or occupational purposes, is a lifelong learning endeavour. Therefore, ESP courses should foster the development of learner autonomy and aim at developing personalities who are able to take control over their learning and learn to learn throughout their lives. In light of these observations, the study aims at analysing how learners are involved into an active language learning process and encouraged to become more autonomous by playing their role in course planning, learning process organisation and realisation as well as (self)assessment activities. Participants of this study are 78 first-cycle and second-cycle students of Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) who took four ESP courses, namely Business English, English for Diplomats, English for Politics and Legal English, in 2015 and 2016 spring and autumn semesters. The study is a questionnaire survey. Among other results, the study has revealed that most problematic is the development of those competences that relate to students’ active participation in the learning process and their development of transversal skills. We hope that the findings of the study will contribute to the field of ESP methodology by providing insights into efficient ESP teaching and learning activities and methods
Affiliation(s): Anglų kalbos skyrius
Užsienio kalbų institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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