TESTING AS A METHOD OF TEACHING ENGLISH GRAMMAR TO TECHNICAL STUDENTS

N. S. Nikitina

Abstract


Grammar teaching experiences a variety of influences, points of view and innovations. The author pays attention on advantages of testing usage while teaching English language for non-linguistic students, obtaining technical education. General classification of tests, their application for training specific language skills, results of conducted tests are presented in the article. A test is the main and efficient tool in foreign language teaching of non-linguistic students. Moreover, the statements of different scientists, practitioners and methodologists, corresponding literature are presented in this article. Test explanation of grammar topic was checked practically by non-linguistic students of the National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI” (NTUU “KPI”) at the Faculty of Physical Engineering. Testing is considered to be one of the effective means of control of knowledge and skills. Multiple-choice test was practically used by the author to teach non-linguistic students the grammar topic “Simple Tenses”. Each part of test teaches specific peculiarities of the grammar topic. Each tense is explained in a separate part of the test. The final part of the test combines all previous grammar items and provides control of material understanding. Obtained results were compared with the results of grammar explanation by conventional methods.   


Keywords


test; students; grammar topic; Simple Tenses; practical experience; control; differentiated learning

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