MODERN SCIENTIFIC APPROACHES TO EVALUATING STUDENTS’ FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETENCE DURING DISTANCE LEARNING
The article highlights the problems of formation and assessment of students` foreign language competence at higher educational institutions. Today, scientific and technological progress requires the introduction of new modern technologies in all areas, including education. Such distance learning tools as Google forms, Google Docs, Quizlet, Socrative, Kahoot, SurveyMonkey, PollEverywhere, Screencast-o-matic, TrainingCheck, CloudApp, Dropbox, Weebly allow to check the material mastered by students in new and creative ways and determine the effectiveness of assessing students’ proficiency in foreign languages. These tools are convenient for teaching English and language learning, as they provide the following functions: for teacher – a convenient quick check of the students` English proficiency, the ability to review common mistakes and discuss them with students, to adjust their further study plan, to improve foreign language teaching. It was found that the use of online tools for teacher control and self-assessment of English proficiency improves students' knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, improves writing skills, and gives students the opportunity to experience quick feedback, which has a positive effect on their motivation to do online-exercises and learn a foreign language, helps to support self-study. The combination of the use of mentioned means in teaching a foreign language using modern information technologies is one of the ways to increase student motivation. Creation of special programs for the formation of linguistic competencies in the framework of professional direction, the use of the Internet in the educational process will help to motivate students in studing foreign languages. The main focus in the educational process is to increase the activity of the learner and the use of methods and modern teaching aids that increase the activity in the classroom. In the conditions of globalization, teachers of foreign languages need to improve internet skills , the use of which positively affects the quality of training and the development of foreign language competence in higher education institutions.
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