• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 16, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Communication Situations as a Means of Verbal Communication Culture Formation in Foreign Language Learning


Background/Objectives: The article is aimed at proving the significance of communicative situations implementation in culture of verbal communication development throughout the process of foreign language learning with high school students. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The research is based on the complex of theoretical and empirical methods of investigation, pedagogical experiment and statistical procedures. Theoretical methods are: the systematic analysis of Russian and foreign scientific papers, modeling and projecting. Empirical methods included observation, interviewing, questioning and diagnostics. The research had been divided into three parts: diagnostic part, formation experiment and evaluation module. During the formation experiment the effectiveness of communicative situations modeling was checked. Findings: The experiment proved the principles of effective communicative situations modeling in culture of verbal communication development throughout the process of foreign language learning. The theoretical analysis together with the experimental part of the research led to the original classification of communicative situations relevant to culture of verbal communication formation according to the participants of communication, content of communication, degree of spontaneity and creativity, according to the goal set, participants’ contribution, communication style, degree of controllability, verbal communication reference, ability to generate ‘emotional infection’. The research singled out the unequal communication value of different communicative situations and definite correlation between the students’ culture of verbal communication and the communicative situations communication value that they choose or create. An important role in modeling communicative situations was played by the students creative and research activities: creating projects, conducting of surveys, disputes and debates, brain-storms and ‘round-table’ sittings, theme quizzes, contests and role plays, throughout which the students got experience in dealing with the essential tasks while interacting and forming the intercultural communication skills. Application/Improvements: The use of the empirical data in competency-based educational process contributes to ensuring a high level of student’s culture of verbal communication in any language.

Keywords: Communicative Situations Value, Communication Skills, Culture of Verbal Communication, Personal Development


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