To the question of foreign-language training of undergraduates of power specialities in technical establishments of higher education of Ukraine

  • Nataliia Bilan Separated Subdivision of National University of Live and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine "Berezhany Agrotechnical Institute", Berezhany, Ukraine http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9996-8593
Keywords: foreign language training, foreign language, foreign competence, undergraduate, power-engineering specialist, technical establishments of higher education, types of speech activity

Abstract

In the article the current state of foreign linguistic preparation of future power-engineering specialists in technical institutions of higher education is investigated and analysed. On the basis of the theoretical review of scientific and pedagogical literature it is presented the positions of researchers and the personal treatment of the designated process are offered. Foreign linguistic preparation is an inseparable component of purposeful process of vocational training of undergraduates of power specialties which is directed to the achievement of the educational, developing, educator, world outlook, professional purpose, and is characterized by acquisition of foreign-language and background knowledge, accompanies formation of practical abilities and skills, foreign-language competence and professional and personal qualities of future power engineering specialists. On the basis of experimental work results, it is defined and proved forms of the organization and implementation of foreign-language training of undergraduates in technical institutions of higher education which provide attending of the combined classes in the scientific discipline «Business English», language courses, membership in scientific circles, participation in student’s conferences, creative competitions, passing of educational practices and internship abroad. Taking into account such criteria as the organization of educational process, material and technical resources, educational and methodical providing, the contingent of students, the international activity, - the condition of foreign-language training of undergraduates of power specialties in technical institutions of the higher education is estimated by a five-point system.

It is determined that foreign-language training of future power engineers is based on competent, personally focused, active, problematical and differentiated approaches realization of which is provided by the harmonious use of communicative, situational and group methods of training with innovative pedagogical technologies. On the basis of observation and poll the positive attitude and the considerable interest of undergraduates of power specialties in a learning of foreign languages and also difficulty which arise in the course of foreign-language preparation is revealed and proved ways of their overcoming. Behind the results of an empirical research, levels of formation of foreign-language competence of future power engineers are determined and their ranging behind receptive and productive types of colloquial activity is carried out. On the example of the theme «Official Journey to Germany», it is proved possibilities of complex development and improvement of skills of audition, reading, oral and written language of student’s power engineering specialists. The reasons of mediocre level of competence in foreign languages by future power engineers are defined and the elimination of which will allow to avoid shortcomings of the organization and fulfilment of foreign language training of future power-engineers in the higher education establishments.

Author Biography

Nataliia Bilan, Separated Subdivision of National University of Live and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine "Berezhany Agrotechnical Institute", Berezhany, Ukraine

Senior Lecturer of the Humanitarian Disciplines Department
Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-9782-2019

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Published
2019-03-20
How to Cite
Bilan, N. (2019). To the question of foreign-language training of undergraduates of power specialities in technical establishments of higher education of Ukraine. Ukrainian Journal of Educational Studies and Information Technology, 7(1), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.32919/uesit.2019.01.01