ISSN 2409-7616

V. Rubaeva, Z. Malieva



Valentina P. Rubaeva –Candidate of pedagogical sciences, associate professor Department of Foreign Languages, North Caucasian mining and metallurgical Institute (State Technological University), Vladikavkaz, Russian Federation, E-mail:

Zalina N. Malieva –Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor Department of Foreign Languages North Ossetian StateUniversity named after K.L. Khetagurova, Vladikavkaz, Russian Federation, E-mail:

Abstract. The article is devoted to the analysis of the contextual approach to teaching the English language as an effective technology of immersion in a foreign language environment, in which the main goal is not so much the mastery of students a certain amount of academic knowledge, but the formation of the ability to understand and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in solving professionally important tasks , as well as for full participation in public life. We present contextual training in the article as design in the educational process of various contexts of life and professional activity, in which the choice of forms, methods and technologies of training is carried out in the context of the subject and social content of the employee’s future professional activity. When implementing contextual learning, which is characterized by the subject-subject interaction of participants in the educational process, students are involved in the educational process, as a result of which students develop various projects with elements of future professional activities, carry out research and practical work, and work out professionally oriented cases based on intellectual didactic components of adaptive educational systems in combination with interactive methods for improving universal, professional and general professional competencies. At this stage, the listed competencies are being improved by transforming the knowledge-centered learning model into a professionally oriented educational system aimed at the formation of universal, general professional and professional competencies in students, implemented through the system saturation of the educational process with elements of professional activity, based on a competence-based approach and aimed at the formation of students – future workers – readiness for constructive and responsible actions at the next stages of the educational process.

Keywords: contextual teaching, English, teaching English, immersion in a foreign language environment, listening, speaking, reading, translating, writing, context.


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For citation:

Rubaeva V.P., Malieva Z.N. Contextual english language learning as a technology of immersion in a professional environment. CITISE, 2020, no. 4, pp.490-497. DOI: