Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 12. Number2 June 2021                      Pp. 72 -82
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no2.5

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Development of Speaking Skills Assessment Criteria for Engineering Students 

Zoia Kornieva
Department of the English Language Theory, Practice and Translation,
National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv,
Ukraine

Olha Vashchylo
Department of the English Language Theory, Practice and Translation,
National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv,
Ukraine

Received: 2/18/2021               Accepted: 5/12/2021               Published:6/24/2021

Abstract:
The purpose of the article is to put forward English monologue production assessment criteria to verify the efficiency of the devised methodology of teaching English for future mechanical engineers. In the course of the research, theoretical, empirical, and statistical methods have been used. Various approaches to identifying the assessment criteria have been thoroughly analyzed. Seven criteria to assess the monologue production skills, five primary and two secondary ones, have been suggested. The allocation of the points by every criterion according to the devised scales have been elucidated. The proposed assessment criteria were used in the methodological experiment that was held at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv National Technical University. The experiment in question aimed to verify the efficiency of the devised methodology of teaching English monologue production to students majoring in mechanical engineering. Three experimental groups, 34 students in total, studying in their final year of Bachelor studies within the Subject Areas of Applied Mechanics and Industrial Engineering, participated in the methodological experiment. The conducted experiment confirmed the efficiency of the methodology proposed.
Keywords: assessment criteria, engineering students, methodological experiment, National Technical University of Ukraine, speaking skills 

Cite as:   Kornieva, Z., &  Vashchylo, O. (2021). Development of Speaking Skills Assessment Criteria for Engineering Students.   Arab World English Journal, 12 (2) 72 -82.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no2.5

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Accepted: 5/12/2021  
Published: 6/24/202 1 
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Zoia Kornieva is a Doctor of Pedagogy, Full Professor at Department of the English Language Theory, Practice and Translation, Faculty of Linguistics at National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” in Kyiv, Ukraine. Her professional and research interests lie in the area of immersion, BE and EFL teaching as well as modern English lexicology and lexicography. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8848-4323

Olha Vashchylo is a Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Senior Lecturer at Department of the English Language Theory, Practice and Translation, Faculty of Linguistics at National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” in Kyiv, Ukraine. Her research and teaching interests include Language Learning and Acquisition, Second Language Acquisition, Information and Communication Technology Implementation into the Educational Process. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7484-9435