Scientists of Poltava Polytechnic keep acquiring new practical skills, improving their professional knowledge and pedagogical mastery online.
Teachers of Germanic Philology and Translation Department of Poltava Polytechnic Doctor of Philology, Professor Tetiana Kushnirova and PhD in Philology, Associate Professor Anna Pavelieva took part in the webinar titled “New year, new ideas: How to teach an exam class for Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers, A2 Flyers”. The event was moderated by experienced expert, Senior Education Services Manager at Cambridge English Language Assessment Sarah Ellis.
According to Doctor of Philology, Professor Tetiana Kushnirova, getting new skills, attending webinars and trainings with foreign professionals online has became a new norm of everyday life and professional communication long ago.
“Teachers from different parts of the world - Australia, the Philippines, India, Lithuania, Romania and the UK - took part in this webinar focused on exam preparation. The lecturer outlined the peculiarities of practicing the four key skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing, and explained how we can spark the interest in listeners and present the materials in a playing manner. While preparing a class, teachers should take into account the following aspects: entertaining, motivating, encouraging elements and positive attitude towards learning. It was interesting to listen about the British approach to teaching foreign languages, since Sarah Ellis suggested to first of all focus on listening and speaking as the most important practical language skills. I can’t wait for the beginning of the new semester to try the new methods during classes with our students!” the scientist commented.
“We learned about interesting exercises for developing speaking skills, such as creating stories with question hints, using flash cards and the Picker Wheel, an application for exercises in form of questions and answers that automatically mixes the tasks and randomly chooses them, or the Flippy Word Scramble/Unscramble, a program that allows to mix the letters of a word or to try to find as many words as possible made from the letters of the given word.
It was incredibly useful to learn about another application for teaching called Padlet. It is used by five millions teachers all over the world for creating lesson plans, portfolios, useful resources, uploading video and audio files for classes. I have already registered at the website and found a lot of fascinating materials that I am going to use during classes with translation students,” PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of Germanic Philology and Translation Department of National University "Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic” Anna Pavelieva added.
Last year, philology teachers of National University "Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic” already took part in more than twenty scientific webinars, including webinars on applying scientometrics for successful scientific activity and a four-week online course from the University of California.
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