Using a Learning Management System in the Course of English for University Students

Natalya Snytnikova

Abstract

The paper explores the potential of using a Virtual Learning Environment in teaching English to Master students at a Russian university. On the base of an e-Learning platform a kind of private website has been created with an online English course for Master students “English for Chemists and Biologists”. The course is described in some detail. The Learning Management System supplied by Moodle, an e-Learning platform, is presented. The materials and tools provided by the Moodle system are considered. The outcomes are discussed of a mixture of a traditional and online English course used to teach the university students. The author endeavours to determine whether the infusion of technology positively influences the acquisition of the English language by the Russian university students. The author claims that the pedagogical approach which involves both the technology-enhanced teaching and the face-to-face teaching is the approach which is characteristic of the 21st century teaching practice. This promising pedagogical approach helps to improve and innovate language learning in the classroom and outside the classroom.

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Snytnikova N. (2016). Using a Learning Management System in the Course of English for University Students . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-179-3, pages 531-538. DOI: 10.5220/0005913905310538


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@conference{csedu16,
author={Natalya Snytnikova},
title={Using a Learning Management System in the Course of English for University Students},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2016},
pages={531-538},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005913905310538},
isbn={978-989-758-179-3},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Using a Learning Management System in the Course of English for University Students
SN - 978-989-758-179-3
AU - Snytnikova N.
PY - 2016
SP - 531
EP - 538
DO - 10.5220/0005913905310538