ARTICLES EDITING AS MEANS OF DEVELOPING EDITORS’ PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE WHILE TEACHING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC WRITING
Ключові слова:professional communicative competence, foreign language for specific purposes, English for academic writing, editor education, media text, hate speech, article editing
Introduction. The authors focus on the important higher education methodological problems, considering the peculiarities of teaching Academic writing in a foreign language to the students of non-linguistic specialties. The article highlights the main approaches to the methodology of teaching foreign language for professional
communication and focuses on the existence of a certain methodological problem regarding the specificity of teaching process. The authors propose a holistic view of the place of a foreign language in the prospective specialists’ professional training. Purpose. To analyze given curriculum outcomes of prospective editors and propose specific ones concerning the peculiarities of English for academic writing; to reveal the lack of methodologies in formation and development future editors’ professional competence; to give hate of speech classification as a phenomenon of the modern informational space; to suggest the exercises for developing professional competence through the editing of articles containing hate speech. Methods. Reviewing the studies on methodological problems of prospective editors’ professional competence formation, considering the peculiarities of teaching process with the view to analyzing existing scientific approaches and to developing the exercises. Results. The peculiarities of a modern educational curriculum in editor education are studied, and that requires from a prospective specialist not only a higher level of communicative competence, but a complete integration of the individual into the European linguistic environment with the opportunities to apply professional skills and abilities. The study suggests the development of the methodology of teaching a foreign language based on the development of professional competencies required by the educational standards of a particular specialty. So, proceeding from fact that the prospective editor of educational publications should have skills in immediate work on texts, media texts, informational messages, the article offers the exercises which are based on the peculiarities of editing texts containing the hate of speech, which is presented as a vivid example of manipulative technologies of the media space, and requires detailed research and comprehension on the textual, psychological, socio-cultural levels and should be included in the standards learning outcomes of prospective editors. Conclusion. The suggested exercises will help to develop prospective editors’ professional competence as a part of English for academic writing and prepare them for writing their own articles.