Training research through EFL

Rimma M. Mardanshina, Marina G. Kudryavtseva, Anisa A. Khusainova, Evgenia E. Zhuravleva, H. Çalişkan, I. Önder, E. Masal, Ş. Beşoluk
2016 SHS Web of Conferences  
In a globalized research market, developing students' research skills by means of a foreign language is of particular importance. Students' research work within the framework of the syllabus and extracurricular activities constitute the system of scientific work of students in a higher education institution. The potential of a foreign language in shaping the academic and research competence of students of Economics is revealed in the content and process aspects. Linguistics and economics as
more » ... ds of scientific knowledge are reflected in the content aspect. Regarding the mode of training research, the emphasis is on reading strategies and activities aimed at fluent comprehension and handling professional and scientific information. Students' scientific conference survey proves the potential of EFL in research activities and sheds the light on the new ways to develop research competence. 26 shs SHS Web of Conferences 1097 E PA R 5 4  The following survey results may be noted as positive ones:  the main motive of participation in the conference of the students of all levels of education (those undertaking bachelor's and master's degreeprograms, and additional education program) is their interest to the topic chosen and their attitude to the foreign language they study -80 % of respondents respectively;  70 % of the participants were senior undergraduates, although English is taught for the first-and second-year students doing Bachelor's degree;  English and Russian sources were used in almost equal propotion, and the usage of Russian materials means that translation as one of the main types of written communication was implemented;  more than 50 % of the participants showed their intention to continue their research on the topic chosen. The number of sources adapted varied between 2 and 3, and it is not enough especially for graduate students. With regard to the composition of the rest of the participants, it was distributed as follows: 20% were first-year students, and only 10 %were students undertaking Master's degree programsfor whom research work is, in fact, the main focus of study.
doi:10.1051/shsconf/20162601097 fatcat:wvzqpkjlkja7bc4a4w766r655u