A MODEL FOR TEACHING SPEAKING ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES (INFORMATION SECURITY) USING BUSINESS GAME
Keywords:business game, English for specific purposes, information security, task-based learning, Scrum, business meetings, integrated learning
While teaching English for specific purposes (ESP) at the university, it is important to find the ways to increase students’ intrinsic motivation, so that they understood why it is important for them to learn the foreign language and how they might use their communication skills at work. A model of teaching English using business game developed for students whose speciality is connected with information technologies (IT) and information security is analysed in the article. The model is based on task-based learning and interdisciplinary connections of different cycle disciplines: “English for specific purposes” and “Information security quality assurance technologies”, thus providing situations that might occur in students’ professional life. The business game, which includes simulation of eight business meetings adapted from Agile software development methodologies and project management framework Scrum, was implemented in teaching English for specific purposes to third year students of the institute of physics and technology, National technical university of Ukraine “Kyiv polytechnic institute”. The article outlines the stages of the business game (preparation, business game itself and feedback) and its framework. Procedure of calculating time allotted to the business game is described and justified.
Bulakhova, Ya. V. (2007) Pedagogical conditions for teaching foreign languages to future programmers using multimedia. (Unpublished candidate dissertation). Lugansk national T. Shevchenko university. [in Russian]
Domozhirova, M. A. (2002) Business game in teaching language for specific purposes to students of technical universities. (Unpublished candidate dissertation) Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University. [in Russian]
Djudjakova, S. V. (2006) Computer system for teaching basic terms of information disciplines in English to future programmers. (Unpublished candidate dissertation). Volzhskii gosudarstvennyi inzhenerno-pedagogicheskii universitet. [in Russian]
Nikulina, A. S., Panjkov D. V., Jezinova I. I. (2003). Development of business activity in college students during professional and general education: textbook for college teachers. Donetsk: DIPO IPP. [in Ukrainian]
Salnaya, L. K. (2007) A model of teaching communication in foreign language to technical university students (English, specialities: 090103 “Information protection organisation and technology” and 090104 “Complex protection of informatisation objects ”). (Unpublished candidate dissertation). Tehnologicheskii institute Iuzhnogo federalnogo universiteta v g. Taganroge. [in Russian]
Synekop, O. S. (2010) Methodology of interactive teaching English writing with the use of information technologies future information security specialists. (Unpublished candidate dissertation). Kyiv national linguistic university. [in Ukrainian]
Strilets, V. V. (2010) Project work methods of teaching English to future programmers using information technologies. (Unpublished candidate dissertation). Kyiv national linguistic university. [in Ukrainian]
Chirva, I. V. (2008) Teaching English speaking using computer software to future engineers-programmers. (Unpublished candidate dissertation). Kyiv national linguistic university. [in Ukrainian]
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment. (2001). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Konoplenko, L, Korobov, E. ed. (2014) Insights into Agile software development: metodychni vkazivky dlja studentiv tretiogo kursu fizyko-tehnichnogo instytutu do provedennja dilovoi gry z angliiskoi movy profesiinogo spriamuvannia. Kyiv : NTUU “KPI”.
Kniberg, H. (2007) Scrum and XP from the Trenches. How we do Scrum. Retreived from http://www.infoq.com/minibooks/scrum-xp-from-the-trenches
Konoplenko, L. Experimental verification of teaching speaking efficiency using business game in the field of information security. The Advanced Science Journal, 10, 102‑105.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2015 Advanced Education
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).