Out-of-class video auditing as a tool for teaching communication in a foreign language for students of a technical university

Theory and Methods of Training and Education

The audiovisual technology of teaching a foreign language at a technical university using video materials, consisting of an audiovisual and communicative stages, is considered. A survey of teachers of the St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications named after prof. M.A. Bonch-Bruevich (SPbSUT) was conducted, as a result of which it was revealed that they preferred the extracurricular mode of viewing video materials by students, since this frees up time for communication in the classroom. We recommend using short 3-minute videos if subtitles are available. The substantive and procedural aspects of building professional foreign language competence are considered. The students’ dialogic speech is used as the main didactic means of mastering video materials in the study of English. The features of dialogic speech used to consolidate the general and terminological vocabulary of video materials, which students study in the mode of independent work, are considered. A brief description of seven variants of dialogical speech plots on the content of video clips is given, which are included in the course of professionally-oriented video auditing drawing on an advertising video of the American computer company CISCO.