The Peculiarities of Forming Foreign Language Competence of Master’s Students in Engineering.
The aim of the article is to study issues related to the characteristics of training Masters of mechanical engineering specialities at the technical university. A competency-based approach to training specialists of technical field is considered. The testing methodology of formation of foreign language competence of Master’s students in Mechanical Engineering by means of multimedia is improved: its criteria, indicators, and levels of development are identified. The concept of «foreign language competence» is defined. The model of formation of foreign language competence of Master’s students in Mechanical Engineering is elaborated. The pedagogical conditions of formation of the foreign language competence are determined. They comprise the interrelationship of the humanities and professional disciplines in the training of Masters’ students, vocational and academic orientation of foreign language learning, the combination of multimedia with traditional forms of studying, intensification of students’ independent work by means of distance learning. The main results of the research have been put into practice in foreign language teaching of Master’s students in Mechanical Engineering at technical universities. The author describes issues related to the characteristics of training Masters of mechanical engineering specialities at the technical university. Mechanical engineering industry has a number of problems and needs for upgrading and introducing new technologies. Competence approach is at the heart of the development of education standards. Application of the competency approach to developing industry standards should lead to the formation of new diagnostic tools with the transition from knowledge to assess competency assessment and determine the level of competency as a whole. The current state of development of the mechanical engineering industry is described and statistics is given. A competency based approach to training specialists of technical field is considered. The features of modern information and communication technologies and ways of their practical application are studied. The capabilities of Moodle to improve the teaching of foreign languages are described. It is established that providing of distance education is the most immediate and effective way to increase the intellectual potential of society and to accelerate the process of Ukraine’s transition to the information society. High-quality distance learning course promotes student interest in the learning process, enhance his cognitive activity, development of creative abilities.
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