ENGLISH LEXICAL COMPETENCY OF ECONOMIC SPECIALTIES STUDENTS OF NONLINGUISTIC HIGHER INSTITUTIONS: THE COGNITIVE APPROACH
TYMOSHCHUK Nataliia – Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor of the
Ukrainian and Foreign Languages Department, Vinnytsia National Agrarian University (21008,
Vinnytsia, 3 Soniachna Str., e-mail: email@example.com).
The article deals with the problem of applying cognitive approach to teaching English
terminological vocabulary to students of economic specialties of higher educational institutions. Both
the notion of "cognitive approach" and its interpretation by domestic and
foreign scientists are considered. The system of cognitive exercises on learning English economic
terminology on the example of the topic "What is Business" are presented, they are based on the logical
operations of comparison, identification, disjunction, conjunction, analysis and synthesis, abstraction,
generalization, classification, typology, categorization, conceptualization, reasoning, the formulation
of concepts, and judgments. A comparative analysis of the formation of the English language lexical
competence of students of economic specialties has been carried out. It is proved that mastering of
foreign language professional vocabulary is one of the main components professional foreign language
because it increases the educational process efficiency, contributes to the formation of a competent
specialist, competitive in modern conditions. It has been proved that the cognitive approach to teaching
economic vocabulary significantly improved the students' ability to memorize the new terminological
vocabulary of business English effectively.
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