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Efektywność kreatywnych metod w rozwijaniu kompetencji językowych studentów w zakresie języka angielskiego

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The effectiveness of creative methods in the development of university students' linguistic competence in the English language
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The application of innovative methods in modern foreign language teaching ought to result in better effectiveness of learning operationalised as results in standardized tests of achievement. In particular, one expects here high effectiveness of the discursive method which is part of innovative teaching trend, and developed in foreign language teaching as a counterbalance to traditional methods, a good example of which is the classic grammar-translation method. The author of the article presents the results of his research based on a heterogeneous research schema. The results showed that in the initial phase of teaching English the traditional method ought to be applied and communicative approach only once students have reached the level of English proficiency appropriate for them (research 1). The results of research 2 were similar to those of the first one with the only difference being that it was the discursive method that was more effective in the case of intermediate students. On the whole, the research confirmed the effectiveness of the discursive method in developing university students’ language skills in the English language. It turned out, too, that this effectiveness was mostly determined by the initial level of the competence taught, and the sphere of the skills developed.
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