Introduction. Analysis of teaching ESP (English for specific purposes) to university students of science shows that the competence-based approach requires further improvement of teaching methods and educational models to meet modern requirements. The authors propose to adapt the well-known theory of second language identity formation by I. I. Haleeva for the graded formation of professional second language identity which lays the foundations for a life-long improvement of professional foreign language communication skills. The core of this process is mastering of foreign language professional terminology that is why the authors chose thesaurus modelling as the starting point to build an up-to-date model for teaching ESP to students whose major is Automobile Industry.
Research methods. Apart from analysis of academic sources and generalization of the obtained results, the authors employed modelling to build the educational model for implementation of video podcasts as thesaurus-based didactic tools into teaching ESP.
Results and Discussion. The choice of video podcast as a didactic tool is discussed because the implementation of video podcasts into teaching ESP is not sufficiently developed. Then proposed model is based on psychological-pedagogical, content and activity-based, and effective-reflexive components, and the concept of the professional second language identity formation is found within the content and activity-based component which is justified by the essence of the concept itself. Finally, to achieve the aim of the study the authors present the graded scheme of using a video podcast as a didactic thesaurus-based tool for the professional second language identity formation.
Conclusion. The authors highlight the advantages of the proposed model which is the contribution for making the educational process clear and focused on specific results. The conclusion about its versatility opens the prospects for further research.
Key words: professional second language identity formation, foreign culture, professional skills, thesaurus, video podcast, didactic tool
For Reference: Brega, O. N., Bazhutina, M. M., & Krugl’akova, G. V. (2020). Video podcast as a thesaurus-based tool for forming the professional second language identity in teaching ESP. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 43 (1), 389-398. doi: 10.32744/pse.2020.1.28
Information about the authors:
Olga N. Brega (Russia, Togliatti) - PhD in Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Theory and Practice of Translation. Togliatti State University. E-mail: email@example.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4620-5242. Researcher ID: AAB-1351-2020 Marina M. Bazhutina (Russia, Togliatti) - PhD in Philological sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Theory and Practice of Translation. Togliatti State University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8471-995X. Researcher ID: G-4929-2018 Galina V. Krugl’akova (Russia, Togliatti) - PhD in Pedagogical sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Theory and Practice of Translation. Togliatti State University. E-mail: email@example.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2318-6111