Development of Students’ Creative Abilities in Technical University During Foreign Language Training

  • Alexey ShimichevEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 131)


The article identifies the importance and necessity of reorienting professionally oriented foreign language education at a technical university towards the development of students’ creative abilities. It is proved that a creative person is more adapted to the latest socio-economic conditions of modern society. Foreign language classes are a quality basis for the development of creative thinking and creative skills. The specifics of such classes are related to in communicative orientation, the possibility of realizing students’ professional knowledge and skills in intercultural professional communication, as well as in trying on new social and professional roles. The basis for the development of creative abilities should be work with professionally oriented literature in a foreign language, which is carried out using the following pedagogical tools and technologies: the project method, role-playing game, web quests and associative writing methods. It is emphasized that the use of these technologies based on work with professional texts in foreign language classes provides a synthesis of the studied material and independent cognitive activity, helps to create a situation of success, thereby enhancing students’ self-esteem and improving skills of prepared and spontaneous speech in various situations of professional intercultural communication, strengthens motivation to learn foreign languages, and forms such personal qualities as perseverance, tact and responsibility. The use of the described technologies is due to their focus on students understanding of professionally significant information presented in specialized literature, understanding of the communicative goal of professional communication, and implementing ways of presenting information according to the designated communicative goal.


Creative abilities Development of creative abilities Foreign language learning Professional communication Technical university students 


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  1. 1.Linguistics University of Nizhny NovgorodNizhny NovgorodRussia

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