English for psychologists: Textbook for Higher Education Studies

Published: 24-03-2021| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/3t6hyp3s7v.3
Contributors:
Natalia Mikheeva,
Lilit M. Zakoyan

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The textbook “English for Psychologists” is designed specifically for the students of psychology enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. The textbook reflects the current trends and requirements for practical training of foreign languages not only in everyday life but also within the field of an academic discipline. English for psychologists consists of 26 lessons. The textbook chapters cover such significant branches of psychology as General Psychology, Personality Psychology, Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Political Psychology, Crisis and Emergency Management Psychology. The carefully selected professional texts from various fields of psychology will assist the students to develop unsurpassed skills in listening, speaking and writing. Each chapter of the textbook includes several texts with different levels of difficult tasks, as well as jokes and a variety of texts by contemporary authors based on the main topic of the lesson. The language material is presented in the communicative form, special attention is paid to the development of listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. The textbook provides carefully graded practice and progression in such academic skills as listening to psychology lectures and speaking in seminars and conferences. The textbook also equips students with the specialist language they need to participate successfully in psychology discussions on a professional level. Extensive writing and reading comprehension exercises come from psychology lectures, and all reading texts are taken from different fields of study. It also draws attention to the study of key psychology vocabulary that undergraduate course students need to develop. The special glossary and numerous vocabulary tasks are aimed at the control and activation of the oral speech. Students will learn to understand and take useful notes on extended psychology lectures, including development of an argument on the main topic of the lesson and expression of their own points of view. Speaking skills will help to participate effectively in a variety of realistic situations, from seminars to presentations, including not only professional discussions but also communication in everyday situations. Reading skills will help to understand a wide range of specialized professional texts and analyze complex academic texts from different angles. The textbook will assist students greatly to prepare for all types of scientific presentations. Writing assignments include grammar and translation tasks, essay writing practice and the use of proper academic phrases. Vocabulary practice consists of a wide range of activities, helping to develop the students’ knowledge and use of key vocabulary, both in the field of psychology and of academic studies in general.

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