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Modern Methodology in Language Teaching and Successful Engagement at the Job Market

(კურიკულუმის დიზაინი: თანამედროვე პრინციპები, მეთოდები და ტექნოლოგიები)


Introduction and aim: The aim of the presentation is the modern outlook for designing the educational programmes based on gaining the needed competences require the corresponding teaching/learning process management which should be oriented on engagement of the potential worker on the job market.

Research methodology: Mixture of the traditional and modern outlooks appear to be guarantee for getting the best results in student oriented studies. A teacher knows what a student should learn in his course means the needed concerns for the teacher oriented studies. But when a teacher acknowledges what qualifications a student should owe for his further upbringing already corresponds a student-oriented approach.

A new model of a modern class is oriented on a teacher’s and a student’s corporative approach grounded on corresponding activities , students’ involvement in collecting the teaching material and methods to achieve the needed results for the further engagement on the job market easily and sufficiently.

To plan a collaborative class three layer model has been acknowledged to be valid and efficient (Ch. Temple 2005). Layer 1__ motivates a student for thinking and critical approach while asking-answering questions. Layer 2__ is content oriented, as a student tries to understand the new material, layer 3__ reflexive approach oriented, thinking on new ideas, while acknowledging the assumption, interpreting/discussing/analyzing.

Results and implications: To observe the factual results I have organized a mini experiment .The seminar format has been a sufficient design for the planned observation exploring the above presented model of layers. A teacher as well as the student’s involvement in presentation preparation as well as the discussion and brainstorming appeared to be a fruitful bias for objective judgement of the validity of suggested model.

The learning process was delivered at university classes. We organized them for increasing the special competences for the engagement on the job market. We planned two directions , such as : a) simulation of a language classroom and b) true-to life situation.

Correspondingly in situation ____a student organizes a visit alone or with another student in the simulated surrounding.

In situation b___ a student together with the potential employer acts in the teaching process which takes place in the true-to life situation under the potential employer’s guidance.

Conclusion: Observing the teaching-learning process we distinguished two components, such as mental and emotional ones. We paid emphasis on operating the teaching principles connected with teaching the language items of the language system in class( grammatical, lexical and phonological ) . As for the emotional components –we distinguished an ability of self-control, self regulation and detecting as well as correcting mistakes, adapting with the unfamiliar reality and the hope for success for the future professional to be easily engaged on the job market.

Keywords: student oriented studies, simulation, true-to life situation, needed competences, collaborative approach, self-control, engagement

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