Methods of Teaching Oriental Languages Actual Problems and Trends
This edition includes the II International Conference "Methods of Teaching Oriental Laniages: Actual Problems and Trends" collection of scientific papers. The materials are devoted to the problems and methods of teaching Oriental languages, translation and intercultural communication. The collection of papers is intended for researchers and anyone interested in Oriental studies.
The article offers a comparative analysis of teaching and learning of Basic course in Arabic language within "Oriental and African studies” Academic Bachelor Programme in the National Research University "Higher School of Economics" with the use of learning information environment (Learning Management System, LMS) as a remote support of discipline and without its use.
LMS is a dynamic learning management system used in the Blended Learning Programmes (combining face-to-face training with remote support of the disciplines). Accumulated results of the use of LMS for the period of two years in teaching of the course allowed the author to make an informed conclusion that a blended form of teaching Arabic language at the University is more effective compared to the traditional form, which is confirmed by the analysis of the course general and aspectisized results with statistical data, as cited in the article. The author describes the benefits of using an LMS from the point of view of the possibilities for differentiated flexible assessment system, as well as increase in self-discipline and development of self-management skills of students, efficiency and effectiveness of feedback in the course of "teacher-student" interactions when performing tasks for self-training, development, motivation of students studying in the discipline, enhanced coordination of the development of educational material and the objectivity of the assessment results in the simultaneous teaching of the discipline in several groups with different teachers, personalization of learning, etc. The article also highlights the constraints of organizational and methodological nature that accompany the introduction of LMS into the learning process, and identifies issues that require discussion in the scientific community and their subsequent solutions.
The paper deals with several results of role-playing game (RPG) method introduced into the course - "Practicing Economic Translation" in Arabic in the framework of academic programme of "BA in Asian and African Studies" as being taught at the School of Asian Studies, HSE. RPG here is analyzed as an innovative element of skill quality control and a means of teaching of professional abilities. This paper carries additional interest, as the Author instructs in "Economic translation" same groups where he teaches theoretical courses on “Economies of countries on MENA” and “Business models in the countries of MENA” thus providing a part of complete cycle of language backed professional education.