NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2018, Book 1

Education and educational research

DESIGNING TEXTBOOK "PROFESSIONALLY ORIENTED INTRODUCTORY COURCE "DATABASES" IN ENGLISH" WITHIN CLIL FRAMEWORK IN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maria Odinokaya, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andrey Pyatnitsky, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Michail Petrov

ABSTRACT

The article deals with the approach to the development of the manual "Professionally Oriented Introductory Course" Databases "in English" on the discipline "Foreign Language in Professional Activity" on the basis of the principles of subject-language integrated learning which is being studied at the Technical University and acquiring special relevance in connection with the growing role of foreign-language communication in the professional activity of modern specialists. Particular attention is paid to the fact that the structure of the textbook is described, its content and other aspects of its development and practical use are given. It is also revealed the essence and content of "Professionally Oriented Introductory Course" Databases "in English" on the discipline "Foreign Language in Professional Activity" at the present stage. The article presents an example of the use of modern interactive technology of CLIL's integrated subject-language training using the LMS MOODLE educational platform, and also the characteristics of this platform that contribute to the effective development of professional and linguistic competencies of students are disclosed.
The authors mark that subject-language education occupies a certain niche in technical university practice, which is formed by individual teachers who equally possess both their professional discipline and a foreign language. The key is the provision on the obligatory, in our opinion, conditions for the successful implementation of an integrated learning process that includes a foreign language and professional disciplines-the integration of teachers from different scientific fields. The application of this manual to the training of future engineers, as shown by the results of our study, positively affects the results of students' training.The research maintains that in general, the subject-language integrated learning is a useful and popular direction conducive to the creation of conditions for the productive mastering of professionally relevant information of disciplines of various cycles with the help of a foreign language, creating conditions for self-realization and self-development of a person.

KEYWORDS

content and language integrated learning, database, foreign language, technical university

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference Proceedings 2018 Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-00-3, DESIGNING TEXTBOOK "PROFESSIONALLY ORIENTED INTRODUCTORY COURCE "DATABASES" IN ENGLISH" WITHIN CLIL FRAMEWORK IN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, 77-84 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/nordsci2018/B1/V1/8