- Dmitry V. Dmitriev
- Penza State University
- Andrey V. Borisov
- Penza State University
- Using podcasts to create students’ motivation to study a foreign language
- Dmitriev D.V., Borisov A.V. Using podcasts to create students’ motivation to study a foreign language. Vestnik of Kostroma State University. Series: Pedagogy. Psychology. Sociokinetics, 2020, vol. 26, № 2, pp. 220-225 (In Russ.). DOI 10.34216/2073-1426-2020-26-2-220-225
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The article is devoted to the study how podcasts can motivate students to study a foreign language. Having analyzed research by both domestic and foreign scientists, the authors reveal the essence of the concept “podcast”, describe the didactic capabilities of podcasts and characterize the types of motivation necessary for learning a foreign language. It was revealed that more than half of the 1st year students studying at the university after college do not have the necessary motives for improving the foreign language and believe that they have already received all the necessary skills in college. Podcasts were introduced into the educational process to solve this problem. In the article the authors describe the experience of using podcasts to create students’ motivation to learn English. Podcasts were used while teaching the English language in the university and in the process of students' independent work during the whole semester. The study showed that podcasts are a powerful motivational tool, involving a large number of students into the process of learning the English language and making this process interesting, informative and effective.
podcasts; a foreign language; motivation; higher education; information technologies.
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- Dmitriev Dmitry Vyacheslavovich, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Department “Foreign languages and methods of teaching foreign languages”, Penza State University, Penza, Russia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Borisov Andrey Viktorovich, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department “Foreign Languages and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages”, Penza State University, Penza, Russia. E-mail: email@example.com