POLYFUNCTIONAL MODEL OF TEACHING THE USE OF COLOR METAPHORS IN PROFESSIONALLY ORIENTED (ECONOMIC) ENGLISH

Author(s): Vorontsova Irina Igorevna

Rubric: Teaching methods and technologies

DOI: 10.21777/2500-2112-2020-1-37-42

Release: 2020-1 (30)

Pages: 37-42

Keywords: cognitive potential, receptive and productive use of metaphor, metaphorical model of professional communication, pragmatic characteristics of a metaphor

Annotation: The objective of the work is to track how conscious receptive and productive use of metaphor as a methodological method of language and culture knowledge contributes to the development of metaphorical competence of Russian-speaking students-economists of B2-C1 English language proficiency levels. The relevance of the study rests upon the fact that metaphorical competence is an essential component of professionally-communicative and sociolinguistic competencies, and the cognitive potential of metaphorical thinking visibly contributes to increasing effectiveness of teaching university students vocabulary of a professionally oriented foreign language. The author analyzes the model of teaching the use of metaphors to develop students’ metaphorical thinking and enhance their motivation to learn. A set of exercises to develop metaphorical thinking and effective when working with materials of a professional economic orientation is designed (texts of the Cambridge Corps and TED.com video conferences); examples of tasks of a multifunctional nature are given. The article concludes that students occasionally consider metaphorical expressions sheer manifestation of the author’s style, which deprives them of makes them of understanding the philosophical and artistic nature of metaphors.

Bibliography: Vorontsova IR.IG. POLYFUNCTIONAL MODEL OF TEACHING THE USE OF COLOR METAPHORS IN PROFESSIONALLY ORIENTED (ECONOMIC) ENGLISH // Education Resources and Technologies. – 2020. – № 1 (30). – С. 37-42. doi: 10.21777/2500-2112-2020-1-37-42

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