IMPLEMENTATION OF LMS INTO TEACHING ESP TO ECOLOGICAL FACULTY STUDENTS

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The purpose of this study is to identify the relevance of LMS-based flipped classroom model for teaching English for specific purposes. The research is based on a case study conducted with a group of 2d year Environmental Sciences students who study English for specific purposes at a university level. To integrate computer-assisted module into everyday educational practices an LMS-based course was created. The students were asked to log into the LMS on a weekly basis and perform activities complementing on-site learning. The process has been evaluated by means of weekly follow-up as well as monthly quizzes. The students were asked to take part in a survey contemplating the motivational and educational value of the LMS-based training. The paper discusses the findings, outlines major challenges the instructor has to overcome having employed such semi-flipped classroom format and offers plausible solutions.

Maria A Rudneva

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rudneva_ma@rudn.university
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia Miklukho-Maklaya str., 6, Moscow, Russia, 117198

Rudneva Maria Andreevna - Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages of the Environmental Faculty of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

Nailya G Valeeva

valeeva_ng@rudn.university
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia Miklukho-Maklaya str., 6, Moscow, Russia, 117198

Valeeva Nailya Garifovna - Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages of the PFUR Ecological Faculty.

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