DIGITAL TOOLS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING

  • Olha Yunina

Abstract

Abstract. The article considers the opportunity of practical use of digital tools in foreign language teaching and learning in educational institutions of different types. The primary task of language education today is improving the quality of education. The use of digital tools in foreign language teaching is of particular importance. Practice has shown that language learning software have many advantages over traditional teaching methods. Language learning software and other digital tools contribute to the individualization and intensification of training, increase cognitive activity, motivation and broaden horizons, create conditions for self-study activities. Information and communication technologies allow students to set their own learning rhythm, which is a basic indicator of motivation. Some researchers think that students can work at their own pace and in accordance with their needs through such digital tools. Foreign language teaching outside the language environment significantly reduces the motivation to master the language. Digital tools are one of the main means of increasing motivation. In language classrooms digital tools help solve a number of didactic tasks: to form reading skills, using the materials of the global network; to improve writing skills; to upgrade students’ vocabulary; to form sustainable motivation to learn a foreign language. Digital tools include educational websites, programs for editing audio and video materials, platforms for cooperating and sharing information and resources. Language learning software programs provide the introduction of educational material, the simulation of communication situations, game tasks, control and assessment. Digital tools organize students’ self-study activities and manage them, especially in the process of training with language and speech material. This determines the nature of the exercises and teaching methods used. Digital tools in foreign language teaching provide an opportunity to enthuse students. Keywords: digital tools, Information and communication technologies, foreign language teaching, language education, language learning software.
Published
2019-05-01
How to Cite
Yunina, O. (2019). DIGITAL TOOLS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING. Education. Innovation. Prectice, (1 (5), 17-22. Retrieved from http://eip-journal.in.ua/index.php/eip/article/view/64