THE INTERACTIVE TEACHING METHODS FOR STUDYING UKRAINIAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE BY STUDENTS OF OIL AND GAS SPECIALTY
The fact that a significant number of foreign students from different countries of the world are studying in Ukraine encourages researchers to search for the best methods of their training. In particular, high-quality teaching of Ukrainian language as a foreign one is especially important, since without knowing it a foreigner may experience significant difficulties in adapting to a foreign language environment. In addition, the task of the educational institution where a foreigner gets education is to provide him with high-quality educational services that will help him to form professional communicative competence and prepare him for further professional activity in the chosen specialty. However, if a foreign student does not speak the language of instruction, he will not be able to properly master the fundamentals of professional disciplines and, accordingly, it will be difficult for him to work in the future. This may lead to a decrease in the number of foreigners who would like to study at Ukrainian institutions of higher education. That is why modern scientists are actively exploring and testing innovative learning technologies that contribute to learning of a greater amount of educational material.
However, until now the use of interactive teaching methods in the study of Ukrainian as a foreign language by foreign students studying in oil and gas specialties has not been the subject of scientific research. We consider a sufficient level of proficiency in the language of instruction to be especially important since foreign students have to master difficult disciplines to study.
The article describes the features of the use of interactive teaching methods in the study of Ukrainian as a foreign language by students of oil and gas specialty. The expediency of using specific interactive teaching methods is substantiated, depending on the level of students’ knowledge in the Ukrainian language and at different stages of its study. An algorithm for conducting classes using role-playing and linguistic games, “cluster” method, and interactive methods is presented. The effectiveness of the use of interactive teaching methods to study of oral conversational topics, the terminology of the oil and gas industry, to understand the meaning of texts of professional subjects, to form students’ understanding of the basics of professional activity has been proved. The prospects for further research on the use of interactive teaching methods are identified.