Author (s): Bykonia O. P.

Work place:

Bykonia O. P.,

Doctor of Sciences (Pedagogy), Professor,

Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages,

Academy of the State penitentiary service, Chernihiv, Ukraine;

Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences 2020. № 2(5): 7–22


The article substantiates the peculiarities of the formation of English grammar competence during classroom and extracurricular work in teaching cadets of economic specialties’ English, especially English for Specific Purposes.

The purpose of the article is to determine the requirements for the formation of English grammar competence in accordance with the preparation of cadets of economic specialties’ in the field of knowledge of 05 “Social and behavioral sciences” (051 «Economics») while teaching them English for Specific Purposes.

Methodology. Theoretical statements of this work involves analysis of existing methods and approaches to the organization of teaching cadets of economic specialties’ English grammar. It is defined the requirements according to the stages of teaching English at the Academy of the State Penitentiary Service in the first and second years. The theoretical and methodological basis of this article includes the general background of higher school didactics and methods of teaching foreign languages, approaches to scientific and pedagogical research, theoretical and methodological principles on which the methods of teaching English grammar to the cadets, future economists, at different stages while their studying at the Academy of State Penitentiary Service.

Results. In this article it is used a critical analysis of domestic and foreign pedagogical, linguistic and methodological literature on the research theme, educational documents, curricula. Based on the research, it is noted that the content of linguistic competences includes declarative and procedural knowledge, skills and language awareness. It is determined that the effectiveness of the development of professional oral and written communication skills in English must be done according to the level of formation of students’ grammatical competence.

Practical implications. It is pointed out that these requirements of English grammar competence’s level should be taken into account in the organization of future economists’ educational activities, which is designed to help ensure the realization of the aim of teaching them in the Academy. Further improvement of grammatical competence occurs in the process of mastering English communicative competence at the cadets’ classroom activities and self-study work. It is necessary to use grammatical phenomena in educational materials while teaching cadets English for Specific Purposes.

Value (originality). The value of the study is characterized by the presentation of a new vision of the formation of English grammar competence during classroom and extracurricular work while teaching cadets of economic specialities English and English for Specific Purposes.

Key words: teaching English, grammar competence, future economists, grammar declarative knowledge, grammar procedural knowledge, grammar skills, language awareness.


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