Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL Number 7. July 2021                       Pp. 94-112
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/call7.7

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 Interactive Online Teaching of Phonetic Skills: Introductory Phonetic Course 

Inessa Azarova
Department of German Philology, Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology, Odessa I. I.
Mechnikov University, Odessa, Ukraine
Corresponding Author: iness.azarova@gmail.com

Iuliia Ivanytska
Department of German Philology, Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology, Odessa I. I.
Mechnikov University, Odessa, Ukraine

Iryna Nykyforenko
Department of German Philology, Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology, Odessa I. I.
Mechnikov University, Odessa, Ukraine

Olena Vasylchenko
Department of Foreign Languages of Natural Science, Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology, Odessa I. I.
Mechnikov University, Odessa, Ukraine 

 

Received:  3/4/2021                Accepted: 6/17/2021               Published: 7/26/2021

Abstract:
This paper aims to develop a methodology for forming communication skills (specifically phonetic skills) through a virtual learning environment involving online learning platforms, online tools, and mobile applications, which determines the relevance and timeliness of the study. The authors present their experience of effective use of modern online resources and mobile applications to develop phonetic and communication skills in first-year students studying German as the first and second foreign language at the Department of German Philology at Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine. According to the survey, modern digital tools and applications help students reveal interest and, more importantly, increase motivation in learning a foreign language. They enable students to keep in touch with their teachers, who provide them with feedback and support, creating the effect of social presence which is so vital in a distance learning environment. The significance of the research is to establish the background for the formation of students’ self-development and self-education skills, encourage the students to take responsibility for their learning process, and motivate their learning activities with the most effective tools and technologies that do not only complement traditional teaching methods, but also contribute to the learning process improvement and enhancement. Consequently, the research findings can apply to the development of communicative competence, which is the main goal in teaching any foreign language.
Keywords: communication skills, interactivity, multimediality, multimedia platforms and mobile applications, phonetic skills, polymodality, virtual learning environment 

Cite as: Azarova, I., Ivanytska, I., Nykyforenko, I., &  Vasylchenko,O.    (2021). Interactive Online Teaching of Phonetic Skills: Introductory Phonetic Course.  Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL (7) 94-112.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/call7.7

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Inessa Azarova, PhD in Philological Sciences, is an Associate Professor of the Department of German Philology, Odessa I. I. Metchnikov National University, Ukraine; a member of the Association of Germanic Higher School of Ukraine, the author of more than 15 articles in the fields of German phonetics and phonology, of modern methods of teaching foreign languages.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9980-4345

Iuliia Ivanytska, PhD in Philological Sciences, is an Associate Professor of the Department of German Philology, Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine; a member of the Association of Germanic Higher School of Ukraine, the author of 5 training manuals and 8 abstracts in the field of history of language and practice of translation.
ORCID ID https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5684-4614

Iryna Nykyforenko, PhD in Philological Sciences, is an Associate Professor and the Secretary of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology, Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine; a member of the Association of Germanic Higher School of Ukraine, the author of 40 articles in the field of German phonetics, methodology.
ORCID ID https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2354-8581

Olena Vasylchenko, PhD in Philological Sciences, is an Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages of Natural Science Faculties, Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine; a member of the Association of Germanic Higher School of Ukraine, the author 44 articles in the field of German phonetics and methodology of teaching.
ORCID ID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9897-6997