ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES DISCIPLINE FOR MASTERS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION LEGAL FRAMEWORK ANALYSIS
Responding to the modern challenges in the educational domain and an increase interest of the appropriate level of English among the public servants of SESU, the Language Training Department of the Institute of Public Administration in the Sphere of Civil Protection initiated the research work aimed to improve the training content and methodology of teaching English for Specific Purposes for level in the field of expertize 281 ‘Public Administration’ in April 2019.
A significant contribution to the development of the theory, methodology and the certain methodological issue developing were made by a number of scientist such as O. Bykonia, V. Chernysh, Z. Korneeva, G. Dyvnych, R. Makarova, Ya. Mandryk, M. Dyachenko, T. Dudley-Evans, T. Hutchinson, A. Waters, P. Strevens and others.
At the same time, some thorough research of the legal framework in order to reveal the potential premises to improve methodology of teaching English for Specific Purposes for level in the field of expertize 281 ‘Public Administration’ has not been done under the condition of modern reforms in the education domain.
The legal framework in order to reveal the potential premises to improve methodology of teaching English for Specific Purposes for the second (Master) level in field of expertize 281 ‘Public Administration’ is under consideration.
The article outlines the main peculiarities of the current legal framework related to the teaching English for Specific Purpose which is used as the premise for further analysis of the current curriculums used in the Language Training Department of the Institute of Public Administration in the Sphere of Civil Protection. The list of legal framework includes the Law on Education, The Law on Higher Education, The law on State Service, National ESP Curriculum of English.
Clarifying the terminology used in the current regulatory environment in the sphere of professional activities of future public leaders and managers (individual learning curve, competence, learning outcomes, language proficiency, universal design in the sphere of education, curricula) has given the authors an opportunity to reveal the methodological value of the National ESP Curriculum of English and clarify the appropriate language level for Master’s degree students, evaluate the current curriculum used by the Language Training Department of the Institute of Public Administration in the Sphere of Civil Protection.
Foreign language professional competence is a multi-component, hierarchically organized and multi-level phenomenon based on professional skills, knowledge and awareness.
English for Specific Purposes as a discipline can be considered as the tool for developing special professional skills that create the premises to deal efficiently with challenges concerning public management, political-legislation, social-economic issues.
The further analysis of the universal design in the educational sphere also let the authors clarify the teaching materials peculiarities; correlate the international current testing system with NATO STANAG 6001 used within SESU and explain the necessity to implement В1 (CEF) /СМР1+(NATO STANAG 6001) for Master’s degree students in in the field of expertize 281 ‘Public Administration’.
The analysis of the current legal framework related to the second (Master) educational level in field of expertize 281 ‘Public Administration has revealed the fact that, on the one hand, the current curricula structural elements and content as the elements of educational design comply with the legislation norms, on the other hand, the issues of looking for improving the training content and efficient teaching techniques to obtain the desirable language level for Master’s degree students have to be under further consideration.
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