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Contemporary Psychological Challenges of Educators Teaching L2 To Public Relations Students

https://doi.org/10.24833/2687-0126-2022-4-2-66-77

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   The article deals with the psychological problems of the educators of the second language (L2) facing a sudden break with the traditional mode of teaching. The situation was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic which entailed the abrupt transition to distance education. Not all educators and learners were ready to respond to the new challenge instantaneously. The purpose of
the research is to discover how to facilitate the psychological readiness of L2 educators in the sphere of public relations teaching to overcome the hindering forces preventing them from easily accepting the challenges of time. A study was conducted among L2 university educators who were offered a set of five questions to determine the major obstacles to their immediate acceptance of change. As a result, the article offers several recommendations on how to prepare L2 educators for the state of
psychological readiness for changes. The procedure presupposes the detection of the reasons and ways of overcoming the psychological problems.

About the Authors

A. P. Minyar-Beloroucheva
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

Alla P. Minyar-Beloroucheva, PhD, Dr. Habil. is Professor

History Faculty

Department of Foreign Languages

Spheres of research and professional interest: linguodidactics, cognitive linguistics, historical discourse, ESP.

Moscow



P. I. Sergienko
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

Polina I. Sergienko, PhD is lecturer

Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies

Department of English for the Humanities

Spheres of research and professional interest: linguodidactics, cognitive linguistics, PR-studies, ESP

Moscow



O. D. Vishnyakova
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

Olga D. Vishnyakova, PhD. Dr. Habil is professor

Faculty of Philology

Department of English Linguistics

Spheres of research and professional interest: linguodidactics, cognitive linguistics, semiotics and semasiology, linguistic cultural studies, intercultural communication, ESP

Moscow



E. A. Vishnyakova
Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pedagogical University
Russian Federation

Elizaveta A. Vishnyakova, Ph.D. is Head of the Department

English Language Department

Spheres of research and professional interest: linguodidactics, cognitive linguistics, semiotics and semasiology, ESP

Tula



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Minyar-Beloroucheva A.P., Sergienko P.I., Vishnyakova O.D., Vishnyakova E.A. Contemporary Psychological Challenges of Educators Teaching L2 To Public Relations Students. Professional Discourse & Communication. 2022;4(2):66-77. https://doi.org/10.24833/2687-0126-2022-4-2-66-77



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