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Teaching ESP to university students of International relations with French as their first foreign language considering lexical interference

[Enseignement de l’anglais comme deuxieme langue etrangere a des etudiants des « relations internationales » dont la premiere langue etrangere est le francais compte tenu de l’interference lexicale]
Maximova Olga Borisovna – Spynu Larisa Mikhailovna

DOI: 10.18355/XL.2019.12.01XL.13

The article is devoted to English-French lexical interference in teaching English for specific purposes to students of International Relations who study French as their first foreign language. A pilot study was conducted, in which typical lexical errors of Russian-speaking students who study English as their second foreign language were identified. The results of the study indicate that students' typical mistakes are caused by English-French lexical interference. The authors conclude that a special teaching and methodological complex could be effective for students' lexical skills development, their vocabulary expansion and the reduction of errors caused by language interference.

Key words: lexical interference, second foreign language, Critical Pedagogy, English language, French language

Pages: 170 - 184

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