REALIZATION OF BLENDED LEARNING IDEAS IN TEACHING ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES
Intercultural integration and changing settings in the modern world of professionals require implementing the new models of teaching foreign languages for specifi c purposes that involve extensive use of information and communication technologies and blended learning methods. The article is devoted to the use of e-learning distance courses in a technical university educational environment as a method of blended learning. The reasons for using blended learning technologies are given. The results of survey on general orientation of the students’ motivation to study are presented. The e-learning distance course on English for Specifi c Purposes has been implemented, and its content and students’ feedback are considered. It is concluded that the realization of the ideas of blended learning in teaching English for Specifi c Purposes through e-learning distance courses should be methodologically justifi ed, that is balanced with face-to-face instruction. In such a way this method can become a key link between current technologies, professional knowledge and effective learning conditions.