STUDENTS’ SELF-STUDY IN THE PROCESS OF STUDYING FOREIGN LANGUAGE
The article deals with the organization of students’ self-study, its role and meaning while studying a foreign language in higher educational institutions.
In the article the functions and goals of students’self-study are considered. The analysis of the forms of students’ self-study was conducted. The most effective its types and forms are revealed. In particular, we consider effective methods of carrying out students’self-study, which allow to make the educational process more successful and bring it to a new level.
The project method allows students to acquire information in a foreign language independently from different sources, work with it, make generalizations, draw conclusions and apply the obtained knowledge in practice. Computer technologies stimulate students’ interest in learning a foreign language, develop speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. Communicating students online with foreigners turns a foreign language into a real-life communication mean. Work with video materials diversifies student activities, increases the level of motivation for studying a foreign language, makes it possible to work with authentic language samples, which is especially relevant in the absence of a foreign language environment.