applicants for higher education, individual work, modern teaching methods, educational institutions, think outside the box activities, critical thinking skill, practical classes


At the present stage, individual work of international relations applicants for higher education, approaches to which require radical changes, should become the basis of higher education, an important part of the training process of future experts. Moreover, individual work is considered to be a holistic integral formation that consists of various types of individual and collective activities for applicants for higher education, which are carried out by them in the classroom. In the frame of our research, the purpose of individual work of international relation applicants for higher education is twofold: independence development as a personality trait and English knowledge acquisition along with skills formation. We have verified that it contributes to the development of initiative, creativity, discipline, independence, accuracy, sense of responsibility, ability to solve problems on their own, ability to find constructive solutions, get out of crisis situations that are so necessary for the future specialists in their training and professional activities. In the frame of organizing the research, we optimally combined a set of methods, taking care that such a combination provides a comprehensive information about the development of foreign language communicative competence of future specialists. The methods that were used had to ensure the simultaneous study of activities, communication and awareness of the applicants for higher education. In the ongoing pedagogical research the theoretical research methods were applied. During the pedagogical investigation we have come up to the idea that there are some sufficient modern teaching methods active introduction of which will increase the educational outcomes of the foreign language competence of modern applicants for higher education. So, we have witnessed that the usage of think-outside-the-box activities, such as: gapped texts, pairs of sentences, mini-dialogues, sentence transformations, word-building and sentence formation are likely to provide a set of soft skills necessary for modern applicants for higher education of international relations specialty. We have conducted the research related to possible application of modern teaching techniques, such as: collaborative learning, cooperation of the peerstask-based or activity-based, as well as self-learning. Besides, all these modern methods were supplemented with specially designed real-life activities in English suitable for different foreign language classes. We have created a logical step by step strategy of modern method application in the educational process of shaping foreign language communicative competence necessary for future experts. We believe that modern methodic gives a vast scenario which encourages learners of international relations specialty to study profoundly and study to satisfy their curiosity.


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