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posted on 12.08.2019 by Ida Tsalikova, Svetlana Pakhotina

The article contains theoretical grounds and experimental verification of using academic role-playing games at classes of Foreign Language in order to form soft skills of students, majoring in non-philological subjects. The purpose of the article is to analyze the effectiveness of using this form of work at university classes for the formation of soft skills of students and to monitor the correlation between these skills.

The methodological basis of the study was the communicative and competence-based approaches in teaching foreign languages. Research methods include questioning, observation, expert assessment and testing. The obtained data were subjected to statistical analysis using Kolmogorov-Smirnov’s test, Pearson’s χ² test and Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient.

Academic role-playing games have shown their effectiveness as a means of forming soft skills of students, majoring in non-philological subjects, in case of following such fundamental principles as: using the language as an integral system but not as a set of grammatical and lexical phenomena; using language as a means of communication, and, consequently, a teacher`s making educational materials and tasks, focused on the content of communication, but not on the formal characteristics; creating practice-oriented situations in the classroom that train social skills, but not just subject knowledge and skills. The article presents a description of training materials, tasks, methods and forms of work for the formation of students’ soft skills.

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Corresponding author email

pakhotinasv@yandex.ru

Lead author country

Russian Federation

Lead author job role

Higher Education Lecturer

Lead author institution

Tyumen State University

Human Participants

Yes

Ethics statement

Participants provided informed consent and the study was approved by the University Ethics Board.

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