Author (s): Nabok А., Borysenko І.V. 

Work place:

Nabok А.,

PhD in Philology, Associate Professor,

Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages,

Academy of the State Penitentiary Service, Ukraine;

ORCID: 0000-0002-3696-9505


Borysenko І.V.,

PhD in Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor,

Head of Foreign Languages Chair,

Academy of the State Penitentiary Service, Ukraine;

ORCID: 0000-0002-1191-3126


Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences 2022. № 1(8): 131–140


Recent sociological surveys reflect direct dependence of economic growth in European countries on the level of their citizens’ skills of English as the Language of International Communication. Taking this fact into consideration there is an increasing need for capacity building in the sphere of the English language in the learning process of higher educational establishments in general and on the MA level in particular, which will enable all-round growth of every citizen.

The relevance of learning English to broaden educational and professional horizons and capacities encourages Ukraine to develop state initiatives aimed at providing labour market with competitive graduates; to promote integration of educational and academic components into international and European communities; to support in-depth and systematic English language learning as a high-priority state policy area.

A state educational vision as a predictable result in the sphere of developing English language learning strategy by 2025 is considered the basis for implementing specific recommendations and steps. According to recent projections a concessive adoption of the strategy will likely result in the increase of the English language skills among students and teachers, more attention to and better reputation of English due to high quality methods, free access to educational resources, professional growth of the academic personnel, relevant content of the disciplines taught. The last of the listed actions is of great interest to the developers of the Master courses “Foreign Language for Specific Purposes”. It stems from the fact that Master’s Degree is obtained according to the academic and professional components of educational programmes. Specifically professinal components as a system of essential constituents within the scope of a chosen profession define the anticipated competences an individual must acquire, which results in the content peculiarities of the academic discipline “Foreign Language for Specific Purposes”.

Key words: the second educational level, “Foreign Language for Specific Purposes”, psychologists, interdisciplinary approach, competence approach, knowledge, competences, skills.


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