The use of ICT tools for teaching foreign languages in the military sector
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War Studies University, Warsaw, Poland
Online publication date: 2017-06-23
Publication date: 2017-06-30
Security and Defence Quarterly 2017;15(2):85–107
The article explores the issue of foreign language teaching using commercially available new technology tools that are becoming more and more active in the everyday life of the learner and the teacher, especially in the military sector. Interactive teaching has become an integral part of the process of learning and teaching the language. Interactive ICT education is a modern and effective form of education. It maximises students’ commitment and activity and gives them the opportunity to choose their own paths of learning and development, tailored to their abilities. By participating in the classes, students develop a learning style similar to the research process that improves teaching effectiveness. Using electronic information resources requires the use of modern IT tools, information and multimedia techniques. Experimental research into the effectiveness of information technology in a military school education has demonstrated that the use of these technologies is conducive to: high efficiency in the transmission of didactic content and skills by combining education and entertainment in one act, enabling simultaneous activation of several perceptual channels simultaneously. The learning process takes into account the individual pace and degree of real autonomy of learning foreign languages ​​in an active and creative way, increasing the motivation of students to develop the learner’s cognitive abilities. It can also contribute to national safety to a great extent.
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