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DOI: 10.51762/1FK-2021-26-03-20
Abstract: The paper discusses the issue of introduction of new educational technologies as a tool for developing students’ communicative competence in foreign language learning. The study is aimed at analyzing the impact of digital story creation in a foreign language on the development of students’ foreign language communicative competence, their motivation to learn a foreign language and their adaptation to academic environment. Review of literature on readiness of modern higher education to wide implementation of e-learning components is given; reasons preventing their introduction into teaching of foreign languages are described. Analysis of implementing digital storytelling in a foreign language teaching is presented. The impact of the first-year students’ participation in creation of digital stories on their language learning motivation and adaptation to university environment is considered. The data, collected from surveys and digital stories, created by students and assessed by university teaching staff, were analyzed. The results prove a positive impact of digital storytelling educational technology on students’ motivation in foreign language learning, as well as on the process of first-year students’ adaptation to academic environment. The results also demonstrate that creation of digital stories contributes to formation and development of variety of learners competences, including foreign language communicative competence and helps improve students’ soft skills. The contribution of each author in this research is the following: E. Makarova – 50% (theoretical background of the problem and approbation), I. Pirozhkova – 50% (methodology, approbation and results analysis).
Key words: Innovative educational technologies; foreign language teaching; modern technologies in education; higher education; digital storytelling; students majoring in Information Technology.

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Макарова, Е. Н. Новые технологии как средство развития иноязычной коммуникативной компетенции студентов неязыковых вузов: цифровой рассказ / Е. Н. Макарова, И. С. Пирожкова // Philological Class. – 2021. – Vol. 26 ⋅ №3. – С. 231-242. DOI 10.51762/1FK-2021-26-03-20.

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Makarova, E. N., Pirozhkova, I. S. (2021). New Educational Technologies to Develop Foreign Language Communicative Competence of Non-Linguistic Students: Digital Storytelling. In Philological Class. 2021. Vol. 26 ⋅ №3. P. 231-242. DOI 10.51762/1FK-2021-26-03-20.

About the author(s) :

Elena N. Makarova

Ural State University of Economics (Ekaterinburg, Russia)


Irina S. Pirozhkova

Ural State University of Economics (Ekaterinburg, Russia)


Publication Timeline:

Date of receipt: 15.10.2021; date of publication: 29.10.2021.


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