The Course “English for Biologists” and Web Page ‘APres’ - How Modern Communication Technologies Help to Promote Communicative Competence

Natalya Snytnikova

Abstract

The paper deals with the course “English for biologists”, which has been designed and developed for the students of the Department of Natural Sciences of Novosibirsk State University. The main aim of the course is to form specific language skills: academic listening and giving oral academic presentations. The course is described in some detail. During the four stages of the course each student has to give four academic presentations. The paper considers some of the ways the students use computers and the Internet in acquiring the course. The skills are studied that are formed with the help of modern communication technologies. To help the students cope with the course the Web page APres has been created. It provides useful information and advice for the students and for all those people who want to learn how to give and comprehend oral academic presentations. The Web page APres is briefly outlined.

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in Harvard Style

Snytnikova N. (2013). The Course “English for Biologists” and Web Page ‘APres’ - How Modern Communication Technologies Help to Promote Communicative Competence . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-53-2, pages 489-492. DOI: 10.5220/0004350604890492


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu13,
author={Natalya Snytnikova},
title={The Course “English for Biologists” and Web Page ‘APres’ - How Modern Communication Technologies Help to Promote Communicative Competence},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2013},
pages={489-492},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004350604890492},
isbn={978-989-8565-53-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - The Course “English for Biologists” and Web Page ‘APres’ - How Modern Communication Technologies Help to Promote Communicative Competence
SN - 978-989-8565-53-2
AU - Snytnikova N.
PY - 2013
SP - 489
EP - 492
DO - 10.5220/0004350604890492