|ASSESSMENT OF STUDENTS’ COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE USING SIMULATION TECHNIQUE IN TRAINING FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS
|Olena Martynyuk, Halyna Lysak
|Abstract. In this paper we suggest the ways how to asses students’ communicative competence using the simulation technique in training foreign language teachers. We characterize the communicative competence as a complex unity, define the role of a simulation technique in its development and assessment, characterize the main stages of a simulation activity and present a checklist to assess an individual student’s communicative competence when he/she acts as a teacher in the course of a simulation. Attention is also paid to the software tools designed to facilitate evaluation of students’ communicative performance and assist teachers in the organization of simulations in classroom. We also consider advantages and disadvantages of the simulation technique in the evaluation of students’ oral communicative competence
|Key words: simulation technique, communicative competence, foreign language teacher, assessment criteria, evaluation strategy, software tools
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