South Ural State Humanitarian Pedagogical University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2023 Proceedings
Publication year: 2023
Pages: 3318-3325
ISBN: 978-84-09-55942-8
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2023.0868
Conference name: 16th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 13-15 November, 2023
Location: Seville, Spain
When teaching foreign language students, the key goal is to help them attain the most significant educational results. They are the ability to use a foreign language easily; the skill to search for information, organize and present it; the skill to work with computers and the internet. Teachers do a lot, integrating effective methods, innovative technologies and up-to-date educational tools into the teaching-learning process. Nevertheless, digital projects prepared by students themselves and presented in the target language remain insufficiently used in teaching practice. There are several reasons. One of these is teachers’ lack of knowledge of how to implement digital projects.
So, the study focuses on a special learning tool known as digital projects for students who learn English as their second language. Digital project integration into the educational process can be plain and fruitful if educators follow a certain chain of actions – the digital project roadmap. It consists of 4 core units: awareness (this unit is aimed at the teacher's process of getting information about educational project phenomenon and its types, goals for students and their self-development; an active search for opportunities to embed digital projects into the real educational process), action (the goal is to proceed with teacher’s preparation and fill it with some concrete activities on implementing digital projects for foreign languages students, such as: document planning and its placement for students’ needs in the prep process), assessment (it deals with gauging students’ success at the digital project verbal presentation, forming an opinion of the value, pros/ cons of the digital projects and students’ performances), interaction (it specializes in the students’ feedback about the event itself, their personal performances, preparation process and some possible changes for the future).
Also, the authors consider it necessary to present some examples and recommendations. As a result, teachers will be better able to use digital projects, their roadmap, and understand digital projects as an educational event and a valuable teaching tool for foreign language students.
Students of foreign languages, teaching-learning process, teaching tool, digital projects, methods of teaching, communicative skills.