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What is Cognitive Approach

Examining Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Theories and Practices
An area of psychology focused on mental process, perception, and language.
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Cognitive Aspects of Foreign Language Professional Discourse Teaching While Realizing Projects
Ludmila Yu Minakova (Tomsk State University, Russia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3266-9.ch011
This chapter deals with implementation of cognitive-communicative approach to foreign language education of non-linguistic students. In this connection, we should take into consideration the speaker's speech strategy in the attempt to achieve maximum communication efficiency. The recognition of the role of context in a foreign professional discourse emphasizes the great importance of pragmatic procedures for its analysis and its cognitive aspects. This fact should be taken into account in the process of teaching foreign language professional discourse. The criteria for its formation are defined as proficiency in the mental professional lexicon; the comprehensive choice and use of communication tools that correspond to the context of the communication situation and help to achieve the communicative goal; the ability to extract the necessary information when working with authentic materials. Successful teaching of non-linguistic students while realizing professionally oriented projects confirmed the effectiveness of the proposed model of education.
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The Motivation That Improves Student Behavior
It is an approach that tries to explain that an individual has decision authority over his behavior.
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