2019_12_01_14 - XLinguae

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A competency-based approach to training non-native English speaking student volunteers for international sporting events
Olga D. Gladkova – Roza A. Valeeva – Olga A. Timakina – Fatima R. Mirzoeva – Svetlana N. Khalevina

DOI: 10.18355/XL.2019.12.01.14

Proficient training of students for participation in the organization and holding of mass sports events and the successful solution of various unforeseen situations that may arise in major competitions is a topical issue. The paper studies the challenges of designing and implementing the English language training volunteer program for a number of international mega sporting events. This program was organized and implemented on the basis of the ‘actions-and-measures plan’ directed towards the gradual development of the linguo-translational aspect of students’ volunteer activity. The authors emphasize the essence and specifics of the English language training volunteer program, describe its initial phase, disclose its content and subject matter from the perspective of the competency-based approach in education, and present the procedure and the results of their experimental work to check and prove the effectiveness of the program.

Key words: English language training volunteer program, linguo-translational aspect, volunteer activity, competency-based approach, elective curriculum, e-course

Pages: 181 - 191

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