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2015 | 4(48) | 33-39

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The Role of Pedagogical Practical Training of Foreign Languages Teachers in Austria

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One of the important areas of European education is to prepare foreign languages teachers. The issues involved in the Austrian educational system are worked out by both foreign and domestic scholars: O. Lokshyna, L. Zahorulko, L. Kartashova, N. Kohut, O. Denicheva, L. Dzevyts’ka, O. Gassner, H. Seel, U. Fritz, B. Friehs, L. Graf, F. Buchberger, M. Schratz and others. Still little attention was paid to the organization and conducting the practical trainings, their types and role for teachers training in Austrian schools. The purpose of this article is to highlight the experience of foreign languages learning and to analyze the features of practical aspects of foreign languages teachers training in Austria. The article deals with the matters of foreign languages teachers training in Austrian higher educational establishments. An important component of their training is the methodological expertise forming, which is closely involved with the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical skills and abilities. The problem of formation of practical skills and abilities of future foreign languages teachers in their training is investigated. Different organizational forms of practical teacher training in the relationship and in the general context of training are analyzed. The organization experience of foreign languages learning and analysis of features of practical aspects of foreign languages teachers training in Austria are highlighted. Having considered the features of foreign languages teachers training in Austrian higher educational establishments, one could confirm that special attention is given to practical training for teaching in schools and to vocational work in order to verify the correctness of the student’s choice of teaching profession that greatly improves the quality of foreign languages teachers training. Based on the comparative analysis some points, the implementation of which will promote much higher quality of specialists training in Ukraine, are formed. They are: the increasing attention to the selection of applicants for teaching profession using an aptitude test; the introduction of practical training during the first weeks for future teachers training in higher educational establishments; the extension of practical teachers training by reducing the time for theoretical training; the implementation of educational students’ internships in the countries whose language is studied. The further research will cover the issues of academic mobility of foreign languages teachers in European countries as a component of their professional development.



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