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Problems and ways of transforming foreign languages classes’ activity at no-linguistic university

M.A. Banschtchikiva, K.A. Tkachenok
80,00 Р


M.A. Banschtchikova is Cand.Sci. (Philology), senior lecturer at Russian Peolples’ Friendship University e-mail:; and K.A. Tkachenok is lecturer at MGIMO-University e-mail:


Examined are principal problems, that arise in foreign languages’ classes in connection with reduction of classroom hours, on the one hand, and, on the one hand, high requirements, imposed on graduates’ foreign languages skills. Analyzed is practical experience in teaching second foreign language, and proposed is a number of recommendations for optimizing classroom activities. The authors stressed, that new task of a pedagogue in teaching of student in effective training without active and stable control over him, incl. in auditorium. As to the lecturer, he is becoming facilitator in learning training process, which stimulates learning of language in small groups and pairs, anticipates possible difficulties, provides informative feedback, and creates a favorable climate for work in the group.

Key words: role of teacher, optimization of classes, teacher as facilitator, cooperative learning, social competence, responsibility for learning process.



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