The new studying year at The State University of Telecommunications has just begun. Our students had plenty of rest, gathered strength, and happily returned to their studies.
The teachers of the English language department not only rested during this period, but also developed their qualifications as well as visited seminars, webinars, conferences and master classes. Our teachers paid special attention to improving the skills of using the communicative approach in their work and are ready to demonstrate them to their students.
Nowadays, the communicative approach is the most effective way to study English and is suitable to all students. It aims to develop the ability to speak freely on various topics. The more students speak English, the faster they learn to formulate their thoughts. During the classes by using the communicative approach students will talk most of the lesson. The main skill, due to the improvement in each student provided by the communicative technique, is the ability to speak competently. Students are taught not only to talk about different topics, but at the same time to speak with correct pronunciation. It is no secret that the language barrier often develops from the fact that a person is afraid to make a mistake in a conversation. The communicative approach is successfully fighting this fear: up to 70% of the lesson time is dedicated to the development of speaking skills.
The main principles of the communicative approach in learning English:
The teachers’ wishes for the new school year are simple: Students attend English language classes, listen to their teacher and group mates, learn with pleasure and try to speak English.
Prepared by Tetiana Hall teacher of the English language department