Discussion as a Modern Method of Teaching Foreign Languages to Students of the «Tourism» Major

Keywords: foreign languages, principles of education, modern pedagogical methods, tourism


The study considers the issues of discussion in education and in the training of students of the «Tourism» major. Tourism is one of the most popular majors among the students. Working in the tourism industry person must have professional skills and a high level of knowledge of foreign languages. While applying theoretical knowledge into practice, some complications occur for the students. The ability to produce clearly utterances in a foreign language widens professional possibilities of future specialists of tourism industry. The problem-solving approach helps students to put appropriative knowledge into practice and to develop communicative skills. The creation of problem situations is a promising approach, which we can conceive as a principle of education and as a method of education. This new didactic approach can be used at all stages of the educational process. Discussion is one of the problem-solving methods in teaching foreign languages. The author analyses the modern forms of discussion. The aim of the research is to draw attention of the foreign languages teachers to the discussion as a pedagogical technology and to point out the importance of application of this modern pedagogical method in teaching foreign languages and education of students of the «Tourism» major. The article outlines different forms of discussion and considers the debating process and content for the foreign languages teachers to adapt this technology to their objects and aims. The author concludes the effectiveness of using discussions on foreign language lessons and gives the recommendations of the discussion and debates application in the teaching process. This method can be used for many majors. In this article the author shows the effectiveness of using discussions on foreign language lessons for students of the «Tourism» major. The usage of this method will foster achievement of the forecast results in mastering not only lexical skills but also communicative skills to work successfully in the travel industry.


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