- The authors:
Natalya N. Balabas
Inna V. Borisova
- Pages: 207-228
- Section: CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION AS A FACTOR IN EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
- URL: http://conferences-ifl.rudn.ru/ru/2686-8199-2019-6-207-228/
- DOI: 10.22363/2686-8199-2019-6-207-228
Abstract. Education is the human activity that is very sensitive
to all the changes the society undergoes. The young generation’s
virtual priorities dominating in the digital society impose new
demands on education. At all University levels, a teacher’s immediate and adequate response to new challenges enhances the
educational process. The post-graduate level also puts forward
new claims on both teaching and learning and needs a thoughtful
analysis. The aim of this research is to frame new directions in
teaching the subject “Foreign Language” at this level and to find
some techniques helping students assimilate knowledge more
quickly and successfully. In their research, the authors used the
following methods: domestic and foreign literature analysis;
pedagogical experiment; direct and indirect observations; comparison and classification of the obtained figures. Having analyzed the accumulated data, they came to the conclusion that systematic application of video fragments at the lessons increased
students’ interest and motivation, enlarged their vocabulary,
widened their professional horizons, helped them become more
broad-minded and get rid of scientific provincialism. It is noted
that using the latest virtual content, a teacher can update theexisting textbooks, which, in its turn, in a friendly teacher-student
environment, will drag the emphasis from merely preparing students for their Candidate’s examination to turning them into useful members of the international scientific community. Under
these circumstances, a University teacher needs their individual
load revision in order to get more time to prepare for their classes. In the end, the authors share their practical experience with
colleagues and articulate some prospective guidelines in their
Keywords: digital society, education challenges, Bologna system,
post-graduate students, foreign language, video materials, multimedia technologies
Natalya N. Balabas¹, Inna V. Borisova²
¹Moscow Financial and Industrial University “Synergy”
¹Institute of Foreign Languages
People’s Friendship University of Russia
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2572-5684
²Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5027-6484
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