WEB-QUESTS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDYING AND TEACHING AS A VALUABLE RESOURCE AND EFFECTIVE TOOL

Authors

  • K. M. Pererva Dep. «Foreign Languages», Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, Lazaryan St., 2, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, 49010, tel. + 38 (056) 373 15 24, e-mail cat.pererva@yandex.ua, ORCID 0000-0002-9154-9407, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9154-9407

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15802/stp2015/46080

Keywords:

Web-Quest, Internet resources, information search, learners, foreign language studying, activity, motivation, assignment, knowledge and skills, foreign language teaching

Abstract

Purpose. This paper is a study of innovative methods of learning and teaching English with the help of Internet resources and students motivation to seek the necessary information at homework. Methodology. The main principle of the Web-Quest as a type of English language teaching is to motivate students. For example, by participation in the Web-Quest students, who were unsure of their knowledge, become more confident. Having clear goals and objectives, using computer skills, motivated young people more actively acts as a confident user of English. Findings. According to the technology of We-Quests students were asked to create one or more projects directly related to the successful execution of the work. It is a significant result of all the hard work of students, and it is the subject of evaluation. Evaluation is an essential component of Web-Quest or any other project, and from this point of view, the criteria should be clear and accessible to students from the very beginning. These instructions can and should be changed in order to differentiate and provide an oral presentation and written work. Originality. Basically, Web-Quests are mini-projects in which a higher percentage of the material obtained from the Internet. They can be created by teachers or students, depending on the type of training work. The author detailed the increase of possibilities in the search of Internet projects with other creative types of student work. They may include: review of the literature, essay writing, discussion of read works and other. Practical value. The paper confirmed that the roles and tasks, reflecting the real world, invites to cooperate, stimulate and train the thinking process at a higher level. That is why the use of Web-Quests can improve the language skills of the educational process (reading for information extraction, detailed reading, negotiations, oral and written communication, and other).

Author Biography

K. M. Pererva, Dep. «Foreign Languages», Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, Lazaryan St., 2, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, 49010, tel. + 38 (056) 373 15 24, e-mail cat.pererva@yandex.ua, ORCID 0000-0002-9154-9407

Е. M. Перерва

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Pererva, K. M. (2015). WEB-QUESTS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDYING AND TEACHING AS A VALUABLE RESOURCE AND EFFECTIVE TOOL. Science and Transport Progress. Bulletin of Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport, (3(57), 208–214. https://doi.org/10.15802/stp2015/46080

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