THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BLENDED LEARNING IN THE PROCESS OF TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGE FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES AT NON-PHILOLOGICAL SPECIALTIES
The article deals with the peculiarities of blended learning implementation in teaching foreign languages for professional purposes at the institutions of higher education. The author examines the essence of blended learning model, which combines traditional form of study (face-to-face session) with online collaborative learning and all characteristics of information educational technologies, analyzes its main principles and priorities, as well as the difficulties of its introduction in the educational process of the university. In particular, the possibility of using blended learning as a means of improving the effectiveness of the educational process is considered. The article substantiates the methodical expediency of blended learning application in the process of teaching foreign languages for professional purposes at higher educational institutions at non-philological specialties.
Recently, the higher educational institutions intensify the process of learning foreign languages through the introduction of the variety of teaching technologies. Blended learning is a combination of the traditional classroom and modern digital education. Blended learning can be an important direction in the modernization of higher education and a prerequisite for improving quality and efficiency of the learning process. The main advantages of blended learning are productivity, teamwork, individualization, asynchrony, speed, interactivity, didactic support, the presence of control systems, self-control, evaluation.