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Most effective educational technologies in the era of coronavirus: Case-study and e-learning Russian as a foreign language

Larisa V. Ukhova – Valentin N. Stepanov – Zhanna K. Gaponova – Elena M. Boldyreva – Natalya A. Kovaleva

DOI: 10.18355/XL.2021.14.01.05

The article substantiates the need for the use of the most effective educational technologies in the process of distance teaching communication disciplines in the era of coronavirus. As the main effective educational distance technology, the case-study method is presented. It allows to identify the competence level of students with the maximum of communication completeness. The content of the cases is given, the conditions and features of their use in new reality of self-isolation and distance teaching are revealed, the technology of case development is considered, and the method of the case-study application role games is presented. The article presents some results of using case-study method in teaching English language speaking students a Russian language writing. Online case-study technology brings the learning process closer to the real practice of preparing texts of different journalism genres and style. This is fully facilitated by two role games as follow: “The interview with a director of a theatre performance” and “The writing a feature article”. During the role game “The interview with a director of a theatre performance” students should prepare, conduct, and record the interview with a director of a theatre performance, and then present it (the interview) online in the form of an article designed for a newspaper or magazine, having stood the formal and substantive requirements of the genre of interview. During the role game “The writing a feature article” in accordance with the topic proposed by teacher, students should identify the problem to be analyzed, determine the vector of representation of the examined problem, and write a feature article due to its genre-forming and genre-defining parameters.

Key words: communication, competence, education, e-learning, case-study, case-technology, case-method, role play, Russian as a foreign language (RFL), teaching writing, journalism style, feature article, interview, coronavirus

Pages: 62-72

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