Svetlana Kucherenko, Irina Shcherbakova, Julia Varlamova

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This paper is concerned with some issues of English for Specific Purposes and English for Academic Purposes. The paper argues that a project-based English for Specific Academic Purposes course integrating some features of Content-Based Instruction, English for Specific Purposes and English for Academic Purposes approaches. This paper attempts to highlight the benefits and challenges of such a course introduced at National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

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