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Teaching Academic Vocabulary to EFL Students in Technical Fields Using Digital Tools

Student: Fedor Sitnikov

Supervisor: Vera Dugartsyrenova

Faculty: School of Foreign Languages

Educational Programme: Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 7

Year of Graduation: 2019

The issue of teaching English to technical students was discussed by many scientists due to the rapid development of international science and the need to involve Russian students in international science. Now the problem of learning foreign languages in technical universities has become particularly due to the creation of the national project "Science". Despite the fact that many studies have already been conducted by different scientists on this topic, there are still many highly specialized studies that need to be conducted. This study focuses on the study of possible optimization of teaching English academic vocabulary with the help of information and communication technologies. This decision was made due to the fact that most of the scientific information is provided in writing, this work is aimed at expanding research in the field of reading skills and the use of digital tools to optimize learning. We will use a mixed type of research since only this type of research fully meets the goals and objectives of this research. First, we will conduct surveys among students to confirm the hypothesis that the level of English is insufficient for scientific work with sources in English. After that, we will analyze existing works that have similar goals and objectives. Then we will select the most important features that affect reading skills by analyzing pedagogical research. Based on them, we will develop a modified approach to the study of reading from students and will try to optimize the learning process using ICT. Then we will conduct an experiment and a comparative analysis of statistics to determine the real efficiency of the modified approach. In the end, we will summarize and draw conclusions.

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