Effective use of practical project-based assignments in second foreign language teaching at a university in the “Tourism” field in the era of digital technologies
Svetlana Yu. Dronova – Daria V. Sukhorukova – Svetlana N. Khalevina
Teaching a foreign language at a university presents a particular challenge for teachers and methodologists: how to combine a foreign language, especially a second one, with the future professional activities of students. The purpose of this paper is to offer the most effective practical project-based tasks for teaching a second foreign language. An experiment over four academic years within the subject “Second Foreign Language” in the field “Tourism” at the Financial University (Moscow) with 180 undergraduates proved that the project-based assignments could be adjusted for different levels of students' training and used for teaching a second foreign language and the main one.
Key words: practical learning, competence-based approach, project-based assignments, teaching foreign languages at a university, tourism, digital technologies in teaching foreign languages