The article is dedicated to studying modern borrowings from the English language adopted in the Russian language. Anglicisms are studied for the purpose of expanding the students’ vocabulary and range of interests. Special attention is paid to the selection of contemporary texts for class work and making up lexical exercises, which stimulate interest in the subject and motivate further learning of modern English. The article examines linguistic and extralinguistic reasons for borrowings and gives many examples of borrowed anglicisms. It also covers the issues of learning loanwords in university classes, introduces three groups of anglicisms according to the criterion of mastery and presents linguo-didactic aspects of studying anglicisms in foreign language classes, with texts and lexical exercises as examples.