ESP for Interpreters and Translators: Foreign Language Provision or Integrated Education?

Alla Kyrda-Omelian, Lesia Viktorova, Mykola Kutsenko, Yuliia Bobyr, Kostiantyn Mamchur, Olena Shcherbyna, Oleksandr Lahodynskyi, Ihor Bloshchynskyi


The paper is a complex study of advanced training of state employees, including servicemen on the positions of interpreters and translators. The research is aimed at efficient organization of English for Specific Purposes course taking into account specific needs of the main stakeholders. The purpose of the training is the efficient use of English by course participants, who are Philology specialty graduates, in professional settings. The learners are expected to gain knowledge and experience in the positions of interpreters or translators of the Division of International Cooperation, the Division of Military and Technical Cooperation, the Division of Informational and Analytical Support of state bodies of Ukraine. On the basis of the insights gained from designing an ESP course for state employees on such positions, analyzing their job responsibilities and all the stakeholders’ needs, reviewing literature on ESP and integrated education, this paper is intended to provide theoretical background and practical assistance for ESP specialists involved in research and design processes of the courses as well as for those who prepare learning materials for interpreters and translators seeking problem-based training to develop their professional competence.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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