The Use of Project-Based Learning Technology in the Process of Independent Language Learning of University Students


  • Rimma R. Sagitova
  • E A. Kharitonov
  • Anastasiya V. Fahrutdinova



University student, education, project-based learning, educational technology, independent learning, foreign language, student-centered learning.


The main task of Russian higher education is to prepare young people for independent improvement of their knowledge, create aspiration and readiness for continuous self-education and equip them with necessary skills. To provide the conscious approach in students’ independent foreign language learning and to create an effective motivation for it, it is necessary to use project-based learning technology in the process of language learning. Project-based learning technology helps students to improve their skills in four types of speech activities – reading and listening at the initial stages of the project work, speaking and writing interviews at subsequent stages of the project work. The main aim of the represented work is to study the effectiveness of using project-based learning technology in the process of independent foreign language learning of university students. The authors give different approaches to the definition of educational technology, reveal the concept of project-based learning technology in independent language learning, distinguish three main stages of project creating (design, technological and productive stages). The results and conclusions of the research can be used by teachers and lecturers at the English classes, seminars and in such lecture courses as “Technologies of foreign language teaching in primary schools»â€, “Theory of foreign language teachingâ€.




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