SOCIAL NETWORKS IN TEACHING ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES
Kazan Federal University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
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Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Information technologies are nowadays integrated in the educational process at all levels. Russian educational institutes have become more equipped with different means of telecommunications providing students and professors with the Internet access. With the development of web 2.0 technologies the Internet has become not only the source of information but the environment for teacher-students interaction. Nowadays universities are implementing internal information educational environments that integrate different Internet services and technologies. Students and teachers can have access to this type of educational environments from any geographical point. The only thing required is Internet access. Using this type of web 2.0 based educational environments all users can work together creating different educational content and solving various educational problems. These kinds of informational environments are nowadays called social networks. The article describes implementation of web 2.0 services including social networks in the process of teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP).
Keywords: Web 2.0, social networks in language teaching, English for Specific Purposes (ESP).