Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL Number 7. July 2021                       Pp. 331-344
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/call7.23

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Designing ESP Online Course for Personnel of Law-Enforcement Agencies of Ukraine

Ihor Bloshchynskyi
Foreign Languages Department, Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of State Border Guard Service of
Ukraine, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
Corresponding author: i.bloshch@gmail.com

Andrii Balendr
Foreign Languages Department, Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of State Border Guard Service of
Ukraine, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

                                                          Yevhen Dolynskyi                                                  

Department of German Philology and Translation Studies, Khmelnytskyi National University, Khmelnytskyi,
Ukraine

Valentyna Hrishko-Dunaievska
Foreign Languages Department, Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of State Border Guard Service of
Ukraine, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Oksana Herasimova
Foreign Languages Department,Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of State Border Guard Service of
Ukraine, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

 

Received: 5/19/2021                          Accepted: 7/13/2021                          Published: 7/26/2021

Abstract:
The article reveals ESP distance learning course for foreign language training of the law-enforcement agencies personnel. Topics and stages of ESP online language learning course have been considered. The training of personnel of border security units is an integral part of the system of ensuring Integrated Border Management; it is necessary to provide coherence of units for the skillful organization of their operational and service activity. The authors focus particular attention on the structural and logical scheme of ESP distance learning course according to the separate modules. The purpose of the article is to reveal developed the ESP online course in the framework of border guards training in Ukraine. The purpose set required performing a thorough needs analysis of the target audience (border guard officers serving at the border). It has been determined that it is more efficient for border guards to study the English language without leaving their professional duties at the border. The results of the development and implementation of the English language distance learning course for foreign language training of the Border Guard Agency personnel allowed us to conclude that it is necessary and effective for border guards to obtain professional language skills for performing everyday tasks, organizing operational and service activity and during border control at checkpoints across the state border. The teacher during ESP online course acts as a catalyst for communication, provides feedback, takes into account a variety of learning styles, and pays considerable attention to the development of not only intellectual but also moral qualities of border guards. The developed online ESP course for Border Guard Agency personnel effectively functions in the system of professional training, providing an opportunity for border guards at the workplace without interrupting their main activity to improve their level of professional English proficiency. The course can be implemented in other law-enforcement educational institutions for independent learning of personnel in order to form foreign language competence, especially for officers who plan to participate in joint international programs and trainings.
Keywords: distance learning course, foreign language training, personnel of the law-enforcement agencies.

Cite as:    Bloshchynskyi , I., Balendr, A., Dolynskyi, Y., Hrishko-Dunaievska, V.,&  Herasimova, O. (2021).   Designing ESP Online Course for Personnel of Law-Enforcement Agencies of Ukraine.  Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL (7). 331-344.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/call7.23.

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Ihor Bloshchynskyi is a Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Foreign Languages Department, Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. His research interests relate to distance learning, English for special purposes, military translation, theory of communication, information technologies. He has more than 225 published papers (72 publications in periodicals, included in the databases Web of Science and Scopus). E-mail: i.bloshch@gmail.com, orcid.org/0000-0003-1925-9621.

Andrii Balendr is a Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Foreign Languages Department, Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. His research interests concern English for special purposes, conflict management, information and communication technologies. He has more than 100 published papers, textbooks and manuals. E-mail: abalendr@gmail.com, orcid.org/0000-0003-4610-2830.

Yevhen Dolynskyi is a Doctor of pedagogical sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of German Philology and Translation Studies, Khmelnytskyi National University. His research interests include text linguistics, online ESP courses, discourse analysis, teaching English as a second language, English for special purposes. E-mail dolynskyi@ukr.net, orcid.org/0000-0003-4074-4648

Valentyna Hrishko-Dunaievska is a PhD, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer of the Foreign Languages Department at Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. Her research interests concern theory of communication, problem-based learning and teaching, English for professional purposes, distance learning. E-mail valentine999@ukr.net, orcid.org/0000-0001-5365-0355

Oksana Herasimova is a Lecturer of the Foreign Languages Department at Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. Her main professional interests are task-based learning, interactive learning, translation teaching methodologies, comparative grammar, distance learning, teaching English for special purposes. E-mail oksana.gerasimova.ua@gmail.com, orcid.org/0000-0002-9239-1090