Integration of linguistic and aesthetic education: An integrated cultural approach for teaching medical english

Anna Sergeevna Bobunova, Elena Aleksandrovna Notina, Irina А. Bykova

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Abstract

Foreign language teachers are now actively using modern technologies to the detriment of others, which are no less effective and perform successfully the functions of arts and cultural education. Teaching a foreign language for special purposes (ESP) is not often connected to works of art and has no practical application in professional communication skills training. The purpose of this study was to prove the effectiveness of the application of art in ESP teaching. The experimental training course enrolled 60 students of the Institute of Medicine of RUDN University who studied in the field of clinical medicine in the period from September to December 2018. 60 students who studied under the standardized curriculum were considered as a control group. 16 professional translation lessons were integrated with fine art. The course was divided into three stages (5-6 lessons each): classroom lessons, visit activities at an art gallery, individual project presentation. Before and upon completion of the training course, students were tested on the levels of their linguistic knowledge, motivational involvement, cultural and professional development. As a result, the majority of experimental group benefited from participating in the course: (language aspects mastering - 92%, motivational involvement - 100%, cultural development - 95%, professional development - 96%). We can conclude that ESP teaching by means of art education is an effective means of enhancing students' linguistic, professional, and cultural competencies and contributes to increasing the motivation to learn a foreign language.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICFET 2019 - Proceedings of 2019 5th International Conference on Frontiers of Educational Technologies, Workshop
Subtitle of host publicationICKEA 2019 - 4th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Applications
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages8-12
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450362931
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
Event5th International Conference on Frontiers of Educational Technologies, ICFET 2019, held jointly with its Workshop: 4th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Applications, ICKEA 2019 - Beijing, China
Duration: 1 Jun 20193 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Frontiers of Educational Technologies, ICFET 2019, held jointly with its Workshop: 4th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Applications, ICKEA 2019
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period1/06/193/06/19

Keywords

  • Aesthetic learning
  • Cultural development
  • Integrated learning
  • Language education for special purposes
  • Translation competence

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