Принципы и стратегии работы с англоязычными медийными материалами в контексте мультимодального обучения
The article is concerned with the main assumptions and strategies of using authentic media sources as didactic materials in communicative EFL (English as a foreign language) teaching. This process implies an overall development and transfer of the four main linguistic skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening. Teacher-student interaction, whole-class/group/individual activities are designed to contribute to the development of student communicative language competence when working with manifold media materials: audio-visual items, texts for reading and oral or written analysis and discussion. In this regard, distant learning is looked upon as the most significant element in terms of student solitary work. In the light of the analysis of scientific research, four working principles are set out: illustrative, imitative, analytical, analytic-correctional. It is shown that four critical areas of effective instruction: managed choice, multi-source curriculum, multi-task learning and meaningful classroom discussion should be employed in the classroom turning a stale learning environment into an invigorating one with great potential.