ISSN 2409-7616

Malyugina A.V., Vaushkina A.V., Zhivokina M.A.


UDC 378.147


Malyugina A.V.1 (Voronezh, Russian Federation) –, Vaushkina A.V.2 (Voronezh, Russian Federation) –, Zhivokina M.A.2 (Voronezh, Russian Federation) –

1Voronezh Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation

2Military Educational and Scientific Center of the Air Force «N.E. Zhukovsky and Y.A. Gagarin Air Force Academy of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation»

Abstract. The article discusses the peculiarities of teaching English speaking to police and military cadets in the course of their professional development. The topicality of the research is conditioned by the primary importance of such skills as ability to use English to prevent dangerous situations and avoid unjustified escalation of violence for policemen and military men. The paper presents the existing techniques and types of tasks on training communicative skills at educational organizations of higher education by means of a logical and theoretical analysis of the scientific literature on the communicative approach in teaching foreign languages, systematization and generalization of theoretical sources. Taking into account the peculiarities of studying at police and military academies, consisting in limited amount of time to master educational materials due to the necessity to perform both educational and service duties, the authors give recommendations on the choice of topics and lexical and grammatical structures that have great practical importance for police and military cadets. The paper describes the authors’ personal experience in developing and applying electronic teaching aids, as well as in simulating typical professional situations for police officers. The paper reveals the most effective methods of teaching police and military cadets English speaking, such as discussion, role-play games, exercises to fill the information gap, interviews and participation in simulation exercises. Prospects for further research in the field of teaching English speaking to police and military cadets in Russia are associated with the creation of e-books and other innovative educational resources.

Keywords: foreign language, cadet, police, speaking, methodological techniques, communicative approach, communicative competence, simulation, electronic publications.


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For citation: Malyugina A.V., Vaushkina A.V., Zhivokina M.A. Teaching speaking to police and military cadets in the English language classroom in the course of professional development. CITISE, 2023, no. 3, pp. 338-350. DOI: