Kazan Federal University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Pages: 7661-7669
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079
Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain
Modern linguodidactics has expanded the range of teaching foreign languages strategies due to the emergence of computer technologies. Multimedia presentations play a significant role in this area. Most papers devoted to educational presentations mention their informative and illustrative functions. However, educational potential of presentations does not only make classes more interesting and motivating for students. Substantial prospects are to be found in the use of multimedia presentations to teach speech habits and skills. In the approach of communicative foreign language education presentations can be successfully used as an auxiliary aid with the function of speech support.

The slides can be divided according to the following kinds of support:
1) Verbal support (precedent statements, a plan, a quote, a text, etc.);
2) Verbal and pictorial support (combination of images with the title slide, inscriptions of various kinds, etc.);
3) Graphic support (charts, diagrams, dates, pictures, drawings without inscriptions, etc.).

This exact order of support reflects the sequence of support in teaching along with the decrease of clues. In speaking practice the verbal support in presentations should mainly contain encyclopedic information such as proper names, titles of works of art that are not included in the lexical minimum of the given level.

Presentations made either by a teacher or a student can be successfully used in all types of training monologues (a message, an explanation, reasoning, an approval, condemnation).

As a result of using presentation in teaching of speaking, a student should obtain a skill of public speech in which the visual image (presentation) does not coincide with the audio image (speech). For this purpose it is necessary to develop the following communication skills:
- Paraphrasing verbal information;
- Expanding verbal information: composing a text of a larger volume based on a word, a phrase, a sentence, a mini text;
- Minimizing a text: converting a small text to one sentence;
- Generalizing the provided information;
- Commenting on verbal and nonverbal information, etc.

In accordance with the requirements for the content of the presentations, they should not duplicate the instructional material presented in textbooks or in any other educational sources.
Foreign language education, multimedia presentation, communicative skills, support for speaking.