EFFECTIVENESS OF COGNITIVE APPROACH IN TEACHING READING ESP TEXTS

Authors

  • Ninel Yekibayeva L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • Ardak Khamitova L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan.

Keywords:

English for specific purposes, cognitive approach, teaching reading, cognitive strategy, cognitive processes, ESP texts

Abstract

Modern realities in Kazakhstan require skills of communication in a foreign language from an expert in his field. This makes teachers seek for new efficient strategies in teaching. Reading skills enable specialists to be in the know of news and tendencies in the development of science and technique, new technologies. Texts are the main learning material, the source of information and vocabulary.

One of the effective ways of teaching reading ESP texts is using a cognitive strategy. The cognitive strategy implies interaction with teaching materials, manipulating them, requires the use of special techniques for learning. While reading cognitive processes operate. Students use prior knowledge and while constructing dwell upon it.

The study aimed to show the effects of using cognitive strategy in teaching reading ESP texts. An experimental group and a control group of 9 students in each have been created, all the circumstances and teaching materials have been the same in the groups, but the teaching strategies have been different. The study has shown that the students of the experimental group can demonstrate better understanding of the texts after the three – week - experiment.
Cognitive strategy requires creativity, diligence and much time from the teacher, but it is worth using.

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Published

15-04-2016

How to Cite

Ninel Yekibayeva, & Ardak Khamitova. (2016). EFFECTIVENESS OF COGNITIVE APPROACH IN TEACHING READING ESP TEXTS. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 2(4). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/203