TEACHING ESP FOR STUDENTS WITH DIVERSE LANGUAGE BACKGROUNDS IN NON-LINGUISTIC UNIVERSITY
The present study is based on the fact that nowadays the sphere of education is constantly developing. The clear majority of universities all over the world tend to provide their students with higher education that will be recognised globally. There is a wide range of universities in Russia that follow this trend. Institutions of higher education are designed for students with diverse language backgrounds among them there are universities that focus on teaching students with a different ethnic and linguistic origin. RUDN University is the only university in Russia that educates students from around 150 countries. That is why it is necessary to identify strategies of teaching foreign languages for students who belong to various language groups. Our research relies on the observation of students majoring in economics. The relevance of the topic is due to the fact that today economics is still one of the most prospective and sought-after fields of study in Russia. Therefore, our research is aimed at identifying the most common and efficient methods of teaching foreign languages to multicultural, international students and native speakers of the Russian language majoring in economics. The purpose of the given research is to distinguish how the belonging to different language groups influences the choice of methods that are used by a lecturer during the education process. Special attention is paid to the analysis of activities that are used during the foreign language lessons for students majoring in economics such as rendering, translation, case studies, lessons with native speakers to identify the most useful and helpful means of teaching and learning of specialised language. Besides, the present article includes the results of the survey and comparative analysis conducted among the students learning economic English to identify which of these methods are more required in groups of multicultural students and in groups of native speakers. The present research classifies the existing data and methods of teaching foreign languages for students majoring in economics and suggests methods that are frequently used in non-linguistic universities in groups of students with diverse language backgrounds.