ENHANCING ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY IN THE IN-SERVICE TRAINING COURSE “BORDER CHECKS AT A ROAD BORDER CROSSING POINT”

Marina Žukova, Inta Madžule

Abstract


English language proficiency is one of the competences Latvian border guards should have in order to communicate successfully with persons who wish to travel and reside in the Schengen area. The present article is a survey of the in-service training course on basic English professional terminology “Border checks at road border crossing points” which has been developed and implemented in the State Border Guard College of the Republic of Latvia. The survey was carried out in the period from September 2015 until April 2018 and focused on the analysis of the course development process and results of its implementation. Based on the results of the questioning, the participants of the course and their own observations the authors put forward suggestions for possible improvements of the quality of the course and border guards English language training.

Keywords


English for occupational purposes; professional terminology; course development; border guards training; quality

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17770/bsm.v2i7.3475

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