On Learning via Skype vs Brick-and-Mortar Learning: The Experience of Teaching a Foreign Language to Gifted Children
A.Kh. Ashrapova, L.O. Svirina, E.V. Litvinenko
Available Online 13 May 2020.
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- learning via Skype, gifted children, educational facilities, engagement problems, thorough planning, improve communicative skills
- This paper focuses on creating conditions for developing foreign language communicative skills in gifted children. The issue discussed here is especially relevant as children from places far away from university cities have limited access to the educational facilities offered by higher education institutions. Skype as a virtual learning platform makes it possible to arrange classes that provide in-depth learning experience. However, teaching via Skype requires certain adjustments to the regular classroom procedure on account of distance, separating children and their teacher, the tasks, set by the teacher, seem less imperative and, consequently, lessmotivating. Engagement problems, the content of foreign language communication, thorough planning of classroom activities and the role of the Skype teacher are discussed in this paper. A conclusion is made aboutcreating pedagogical conditions that will enable gifted children to realize their abilities and aspirations important to them and improve their communicative skills.
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TY - CONF AU - A.Kh. Ashrapova AU - L.O. Svirina AU - E.V. Litvinenko PY - 2020 DA - 2020/05/13 TI - On Learning via Skype vs Brick-and-Mortar Learning: The Experience of Teaching a Foreign Language to Gifted Children BT - International Scientific Conference “Digitalization of Education: History, Trends and Prospects” (DETP 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 566 EP - 569 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.103 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.103 ID - Ashrapova2020 ER -