Computer assisted language learning in the development of communicative competence

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Shcherbyna, S.
Щербина, С. В.

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РВВ ЦДПУ ім. В. Винниченка


Recent development in foreign language education have indicated a trend towards the development of communicative competence among foreign language students. This paper provides the review of the literature concerning the use of CALL as a means of promoting the acquisition of communicative competence in the foreign language and culture. Providing experiences for contact with language in context may prove difficult for foreign language teachers. Constrained by lack of sufficient access to the target culture, teachers often rely on textbooks and classroom materials in teaching language. These materials may not necessarily provide the required environment for the acquisition of communicative competence. The goals of communicative competence demand that teachers and students should be familiar with and knowledgeable of the target language and culture. Recent technological multimedia tools, which utilize audio-visual formats, can provide many of the contextual cues that traditional textbook formats cannot. The linear nature of textbooks affords students a rather restricted experience of the content and does not allow for navigational freedom or interactivity that modern technological tools provide learners. Contrary to multimedia formats, traditional textbooks, linear and non-interactive, may not provide the appropriate context for the acquisition of communicative competence. Computer Assisted Language Learning, or CALL, has became increasingly popular within the foreign language domain. Recently researches have begun investigating CALL and its benefits in promoting the acquisition of competence in the second language and culture. Educational multimedia software products include electronic textbook, slide library, guided tour, light table, or a reference library. The review of the literature concerning integrative CALL environments for foreign language learning indicates that much more research is necessary before the nature of this context can be fully understood in its relation to the acquisition of foreign language classroom, the transfer of power from teacher to learner has emerged as an important trend, indicating a shift from teacher controlled learning to student initiated investigation. Another theme arising from the literature regards the ability of multimedia environments to provide learners with authentic content that is carefully manipulated to meet their individual needs. Сучасні події в контексті вивчення іноземної мови свідчать про тенденцію до розвитку комунікативної компетенції у студентів. Дана робота представляє огляд літератури, пов’язаної із застосуванням комп’ютерів у вивченні іноземної мови з метою розвитку навичок комунікативної компетенції. Современные события в контексте изучения иностранного языка свидетельствуют о тенденции к развитию коммуникативной компетенции студентов. Данная работа представляет обзор литературы, связанной с использованием компьютеров в изучении иностранного языка с целью развития навыков коммуникативной компетенции.


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communicative competence, foreign language learning, learning environment, feedback, комунікативна компетенція, вивчення іноземної мови, інтегративний підхід, навчальне середовище, зворотний зв'язок, коммуникативная компетенция, изучение иностранного языка, интегративный подход, обучающая среда, обратная связь


Shcherbyna, S. Computer assisted language learning in the development of communicative competence / S. Shcherbyna // Наукові записки. Сер. : Педагогічні науки : зб. наук. пр. - Кропивницький : ЦДПУ ім. В. Винниченка, 2017. - Вип. 156. - С. 247-250.