Educational Discussion as a Technology of Professionally Oriented Foreign Language Teaching in the Higher Educational Institutions

Document Type: Research Article

Authors

1 Kazan Federal University

2 N.A. Dobrolyubov Nizhny Novgorod State Linguistics University

10.22055/rals.2019.15153

Abstract

In the context of world globalization and international integration, a high level of knowledge of foreign-language communicative competence is an essential component of the professional competence of a modern competitive specialist. This goal leads to the search for innovative technologies of professionally oriented teaching of foreign languages, among which an important place is occupied by the method of educational discussion, the effectiveness of which is associated with the creation of problematic situations that contribute to unlocking the creative potential of students. This article substantiates the importance and appropriateness of the use of educational discussion in the classroom on the practice of speech in a language university, as the most effective method of forming spontaneous speech of students in the framework of creative learning, and also considers the criteria for the selection of educational materials that can be used as the basis for the development of unprepared students' speech and discussion skills. The authors emphasize that one of the most important characteristics of a secondary linguistic personality capable of intercultural communication is the possession of a free, clear and logically constructed foreign language speech. In general, in the course of the study, it was found that the method of educational discussion is one of the most effective means of developing foreign language communicative competence, the development of spontaneous speech, informational, analytical and creative skills of students, as well as increasing motivation and interest in learning a foreign language.

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