Iryna Stavytska


The research is devoted to the scientific substantiation of pedagogical conditions and experimental verification of model of the formation of foreign language competence of students in Mechanical Engineering. The author defines the concept of “foreign language competence” as a dynamic combination of knowledge and practical skills. The term determines the ability of individuals to use a foreign language in professional, scientific activities and in social communication successfully. The research represents the model of the formation of foreign language competence of engineering students by multimedia that includes criteria (motivation, reflexive, cognitive activity, practical and technological), and levels of performance (high, sufficient, average, low). The pedagogical conditions of formation of foreign language competence comprise the interrelationship of the humanities and professional disciplines in the training of students, the vocational and academic orientation of foreign language learning, a combination of multimedia with traditional forms of studying, intensification of students’ independent work by means of distance learning. The formative experiment reveals positive changes in the levels of forming foreign language competence of the experimental group compared with the control one. The obtained results confirm the correctness of the hypothesis, according to which the effectiveness of professional training of engineering students enhances if the formation of foreign language competence is carried out with the use of multimedia and under certain pedagogical conditions.


competence; foreign language competence; multimedia; Master’s student; Mechanical Engineering, speciality; distance course

Full Text:



Ashton, K. (2014). Reflections on international comparative education survey methodology: a case study of the European Survey on Language Competences. A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 3, 414-434.

European Glossary on Education. Examinations, Qualifications and Titles (2004). Brussels: Eurydice.

Feschuk, A. (2016). Conceptual basis of professionally oriented foreign language training of future specialists in applied mechanics. Advanced Education, 5, 42-48.

First European Survey on Language Competences. Final Report (2004). Retrieved May 10, 2017 from:

Jung, B. & Lim, S. (2014). Building E-learning apps with multimedia contents for learning language variations. International Journal of Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, 9 (11), 339-348.

Kalamarz, R. (2014). Blending foreign language learning with key competences. Does e-learning do the trick? Int. J. Cont. Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 24 (1), 97-111.

Shi, X. (2017). Application of multimedia technology in vocabulary learning for engineering students. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 1, 21-31.

The European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (2008). Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

Tuning Education Structures in Europe. 2nd Edition (2008). Retrieved May 10, 2017 from

Babyn, I. I., Boliubash, Ya. Ya. & Harmash, A. A. (2011). Natsionalnyi osvitnii hlosarii: vyshcha osvita [Glossary of National Education, Higher Education]. Kyiv: Pleiady.

Bakayeva, H.Ye. & Borysenko, O.A. (2005). English for Specific Purposes. National Curriculum for Universities. Kyiv: Lenvit.

Holovei L. & Rybalko Ye. (2002). Praktikum po vozrastnoy psikhologii [Workshop on age-related psychology]. SPb, Russia.

Honcharenko, S. U. (2011). Ukrainskyi pedahohichnyi entsyklopedychnyi slovnyk [Ukrainian Pedagogical Encyclopedic Dictionary]. Rivne: Volynski oberehy.

Ilin, Ye. P. (2003). Motivatsiya i motivy [Motivation and motives]. Saint Petersburg, Russia: Piter.

Nikolaieva, S. Yu. (Ed.) (2003). Zahalnoievropeiski Rekomendatsii z movnoi osvity: vyvchennia, vykladannia, otsiniuvannia [Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment]. Kyiv, Ukraine: Lenvit.

Stavytska, I.V. (2015). Formuvannia inshomovnoi kompetentnosti mahistrantiv mashynobudivnykh spetsialnostei zasobamy multymedia [The Formation of Foreign Language Competence of Master’s Students in Mechanical Engineering by Means of Multimedia]. Unpublished PhD dissertation Institute of Higher Education of NAPS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Zakon Ukrainy pro vyshchu osvitu №1556-VII (July 1, 2014) [The Law of Ukraine on Higher Education №1556-VII]. Retrieved May 10, 2017 from

Copyright (c) 2017 Iryna Vasylivna Stavytska

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

ISSN 2410-8286 (Online), ISSN 2409-3351 (Print)