Intersubject connections in the focus of teaching English in higher education institutions

Keywords: English language, higher education, interdisciplinary connections, non-linguistic institutions of higher education, sociocultural factor


The article is dedicated to the analysis of English language teaching, taking into account the experience of implementing interdisciplinary connections in English classes at agricultural universities. The relevance of the article stems from the necessity to explore the subject relations between humanitarian disciplines and the courses “Foreign Language” and “Business Foreign Language”. The article addresses the current issue of the possibilities for implementing the “Law on the Use of the English Language in Ukraine”.

In the scientific literature, there is a multitude of opinions regarding the definition of the term “interdisciplinary connections”, leading to a significant number of works dedicated to various aspects of interdisciplinary connections. When characterizing the main features of interdisciplinary connections, the authors demonstrate the potential for reevaluating the process of teaching English in non-language higher educational institutions and highlight some advantages of implementing interdisciplinary connections, as observed in the process of teaching a foreign language to bachelorʼs and masterʼs students at Odessa State Agrarian University. These advantages include increased motivation among the students and enhanced communicative interaction among participants in the educational process.

The incorporation of an interdisciplinary approach in the context of using the English language in contemporary settings can find application in the development of work programs, the creation of English language manuals and online textbooks, as well as in the formulation of methodological recommendations. In the context of modern educational policy, the teaching of foreign languages in non-language higher education institutions can be approached from the perspective of both formal and informal education. This approach is characterized by the interdisciplinary integration of the courses “Foreign Language” and “Business Foreign Language” with humanities courses such as “Philosophy and Social Ethics”, “History of Ukrainian Statehood”, and “Ukraine – European Union”.


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How to Cite
Nasakina, S., & Maiev, A. (2023). Intersubject connections in the focus of teaching English in higher education institutions. Teaching Languages at Higher Educational Establishments at the Present Stage. Intersubject Relations, (43), 71-85.