IMPLEMENTATION OF CHUNKS IN TEACHING LANGUAGES ON THE BASE OF PLATFORM QUIZZES FOR STUDENTS OF TECHNICAL UNIVERSITIES
The article deals with the issues of language teaching and learning according to the modern tendencies in the field of study that are based on mandatory entrance tests. This test has a major role in the student’s life and requires certain language level and general knowledge of linguistics. But such requirements in their turn provoke some issues with language teaching and learning especially for students majored in technical fields. In the article are discussed the possible problems that interrupts students from successful learning – lack of motivation, fear of making mistakes, losing point in studying language at all or poor language skills. The article aims to give a comprehensive account of developing of extraordinary ways of language teaching and also it demonstrates the feasibility of augmenting student’s motivation and ability to learn language in a highly sufficient way by self-educating on the basis of lexical approach. Much attention is given to chunks, ready-made word combinations with definite meaning, that significantly help overcome problems in four language skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing. These word combinations are bounded by certain context that can be implemented in further communication. For this study, it was of interest to investigate the ways of applying this approach and its upsides and downsides. It has been found that lexical approach has numerous advantages as explained here: it can be used for different types of lessons; the grammar is hidden and students aren’t getting bored with the language learning, understanding the main goals and directions they are moving to achieve their learning outcomes, that support motivation and interest. It also demonstrates high compatibility with online platform and services, such as Quizziz, that make process of language teaching and learning easier and more efficient for both teachers and students. The findings suggest that this approach could also be useful for university and school teachers as different ages of students and pupils are able to learn chunks and implement it in further communication in a more convenient way.
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