DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVE WRITING SKILLS IN ENGLISH WITH THE USE OF SOCIAL NET VKONTAKTE

  • The authors:
    Victoria A. Skakunova
  • Pages: 424-429
  • Section: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN TEACHING / LEARNING FRENCH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE
  • URL: http://conferences-ifl.rudn.ru/2712-7974-2019-6-424-429/
  • DOI: 10.22363/2712-7974-2019-6-424-429

Abstract. Nowadays the process of globalization and informatization have had a great impact not only on the content of language teaching but also on the choice of the educational methods, technologies and techniques. As a result, the use of social
nets in languages teaching seems to be relevant in meeting today’s students’ needs. Social nets can be effectively used not only while chatting in English, exchanging information or materials, but also while teaching creative writing skills with the use of
all didactic and technological potential of this instrument. Moreover, the focus on creative writing skills boosts the students’as
well as teachers’ interest and motivation to integration this technology into the teaching process. One of our hypotheses is that
nowadays the functions of social nets can be easily applied in
different-level groups due to their simplicity in usage and thefact
that nowadays practically everyone uses them in their personal
and business aims. In the present research, step-by-step educational methodology helps students of B1+/B2 level (CEFR) to
gain the needed aims in expressing and developing their creative
potential and skills in writing. The author chose developing of
writing skills since this is oneof productive skills and provides
students many advantages such as the necessary time to think
over a topic, to reflect on it, to choose optimal media to illustrate
visually the idea of the topic and so on. Moreover, it is possible
to outline that the objectives prescribed in State Education
Standards are also designed atdeveloping student’s creative potential on all levels of education. As far as the target audience of
the experiment is concerned, theyare students of High School of
Television, Lomonosov Moscow State University. In this way,
their creativity should be expressed in everything related to creative approach to everything connected with online and printed
media, advertisement, writing a script to the video. Finally, the
results of the preliminary and final surveys show the need in
such kind of activity and students’ productive works demonstrate
their progress in creative writing skills.
Keywords: foreign language teaching, English teaching, creative
writing, social nets

Victoria A. Skakunova
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Moscow, Russia
e-mail: victoria.skakunova@yandex.ru

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