THE ROLE OF AUTHENTIC VIDEOS IN TEACHING ENGLISH AT TECHNICAL UNIVERSITIES
The article deals with the role of authentic videos in teaching English at technical universities. The positive aspects of audiovisual aids' influence, concerning the engagement of both (left and right) hemispheres of the human brain, are reviewed. The main attention of the article is focused on the benefits and goals of using authentic video materials for language learning and teaching, as well as the advantages of using videos at the English language lessons at technical universities. The meaning of the notion “classroom management” is defined. The proposed paper also presents conditions for the good foreign language learning environment in the classroom. The most appropriate sources from which to select videos or their fragments for a technical university’s English lessons are provided. The criteria of video selection, which must be taken into account while preparing for the English teaching-learning process, can be found in the article. The basic ways of how to use videos at the English for Specific Purposes lessons in non-linguistic higher educational institutions are given. In order to reach the lesson’s objectives, it is necessary to create a sequence of interrelating activities at different stages of the lesson, which are opening, sequencing, and closing. Recommendations for work at each of the above-mentioned steps, using videos, are presented.
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