IMPROVING PRE-SERVICE FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS' PHONOLOGICAL COMPETENCY WITH MOODLE

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Alina V. Dolyna

Abstract

The article examines the suitability of using learning management system Moodle as tools for organizing pre-service English teachers' self-study work at improving their phonological competency. As a result of analysis of the main advantages and disadvantages of developing, programming and using the existing multimedia computer courses it was concluded that the revealed disadvantages can be solved by their adaptation and reproduction on distance learning platform Moodle. A reflexive model of improving phonological competency in self-study work is suggested as the basis for exercises and tasks arrangement to improve teachers' to be pronunciation. The structure of the multimedia computer course «Sound English» is analyzed in detail, and the ways of its implementation on learning management system Moodle are suggested, in particular, distribution of learning material into modules and their smaller structural units – cycles. The notion «learning objects» is examined; the advantages of their use and the peculiarities of combination on different levels are given. To implement the seven stages of improving phonological competency the available types of activities in learning management system Moodle were analyzed. The following activities suitable for pronunciation improvement in self-study work are picked out: Read aloud, Questionnaire, Workshop, Lesson, Quiz, Glossary, Assignment. These types of activities are correlated with the multimedia computer course «Sound English» cycle headings: Watch Video, Check Pronunciation, Review Pronunciation Rules, Do Exercises, See Progress. To optimize the process of control and self-control of students' self-study work it is suggested to use self-monitoring worksheets, training questionnaires, and learning diaries. An algorithm of doing the exercises and tasks for improving phonological competency with the use of the system of learning management Moodle is suggested.

Keywords

system of learning management Moodle; multimedia computer course; phonological competency; self-study work; pre-service English teachers



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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33407/itlt.v70i2.2382



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