Peculiarities of tablet PC application for ESP learning at agrarian and technical universities

Keywords: tablet PC, English for specific purposes (ESP), language competence, interaction skills, foreign language proficiency

Abstract

The article presents the analysis of the use of tablet computers for training students of agricultural and technical universities. The statistics confirms the increasing use of computers of this type for studying different disciplines. It is emphasized that the introduction of using tablet computers as an effective tool for learning foreign languages is a crucial problem, despite many positive features. The main advantages and disadvantages of introduction of tablet computers into the educational process are outlined. The advantages of tablet PC application are: easy access to information, use of multimedia and interactivity, better interaction between students and teachers, new ways of document and image processing, possibilities of distant education, reasonable cost. The main disadvantages are vision problems. It is noted that the process of learning a foreign language for special purposes requires the creation of a mixed learning environment, in which a new type of cooperation between teachers and students emerges, and the main purpose of the classes is to solve problems related to the future professional activity in the friendly environment. Certain examples of tablet computer application for learning English for special purposes for students of agricultural and technical specialities are given.

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Published
2019-12-30
How to Cite
Symonenko, S., Lemeshchenko-Lagoda, V., & Kurashkin, O. (2019). Peculiarities of tablet PC application for ESP learning at agrarian and technical universities. Ukrainian Journal of Educational Studies and Information Technology, 7(4), 31-36. https://doi.org/10.32919/uesit.2019.04.04