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Volume 50, 2018The International Scientific and Practical Conference “Current Issues of Linguistics and Didactics: The Interdisciplinary Approach in Humanities and Social Sciences” (CILDIAH-2018)
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Hybrid ESP Courses as Tool to Improve Students’ Informal Learning and Educators’ Academic Mobility
Department of Foreign Languages №1, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, 117997, 36 Stremyannyi per., Moscow, Russia
2 Department of Foreign Languages №2, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, 117997, 36 Stremyannyi per., Moscow, Russia
3 Department of Foreign Languages №3, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, 117997, 36 Stremyannyi per., Moscow, Russia
* Corresponding author: Minasyan.ET@rea.ru
The era of advanced information and communication technologies is offering new opportunities and challenges for the integration of web-based authentic materials into the learning settings. Such teaching elements are regarded British Council LearnEnglish, BBC English, Ted-Ed, YouTube Edu, LearnOutLoud, LinguaLeo communicating and collaborating tools, which are integrated in course development to create blended learning context for ESP (English for Specific Purposes) auditorium. The article suggests strategies for implementing British Council LearnEnglish.org, BBC English, Ted-Ed, LearnOutLoud, LinguaLeo materials in order to foster learners’ awareness and cooperation in hybrid courses. The analyses of British Council LearnEnglish.org, BBC 6-minute English, Ted-Ed, LearnOutLoud, LinguaLeo online platforms illustrate the benefits and peculiarities of language learning process by using virtual sources.
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