Web Forum as a Means of Development of Sociocultural Skills of University Students Specializing in Translation and Interpreting

Olga V. Baykova, Vera K. Vlasova


Modern information and communication technologies which seemed to be a distant future just a few years ago became a reality quite quickly. In this regard, the issue of using the web forum in development of socio-cultural knowledge and skills of students has become relevant. The learning process can undoubtedly be intensified by means of targeted expansion of the scope of application of Internet technologies. The article aims to represent an educational system of development of sociocultural skills of students majoring in Translation and Interpreting by means of the web forum and to offer an algorithm for its implementation in the course of experimental training involving web forums. The article defines the set of sociocultural skills of students in Translation and Interpreting, which is formed on the basis of the web-forum. The author's educational program and methodical conditions for development of socio-cultural skills by means of web forums, as well as an algorithm for development of sociocultural skills of students on the basis of the described Internet technology are described.

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