Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL Number 7. July 2021                       Pp. 266 -278
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/call7.19

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Internet Resources: Optimization of Second Language Writing Skills Mastering
during COVID-19 Pandemic
 

Vira Svyrydjuk
Department of German Philology, Kyiv National Linguistic University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Marharyta Kuzmytska
Department of Foreign Languages, Kyiv National Linguistic University, Kyiv, Ukraine
Corresponding Author: m.kuzmytska@ukr.net

Tetiana Bogdanova
Department of Foreign Languages, Kyiv National Linguistic University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Olena Yanchuk
Department of Foreign Languages, Kyiv National Linguistic University, Kyiv, Ukraine

 

Received:  5/16/2021              Accepted:  5/16/2021             Published: 7/26/2021

Abstract:
COVID-19 pandemic forced the entire world community to reconsider its educational learning strategies. Modern Information and Communication Technologies have provided the mastery of writing skills by philology students during distance learning. Writing skills are acquired in writing texts of different genres: primary, written without the resource literature, and secondary, written by students based on primary sources. Interactive activities based on Internet resources enabled creating a virtual learning environment for mastering the second language written communication. This study analyzes various interactive activities on the Internet and suggests division into two groups: educational and controlling interactive activities. The study aims to define the effectiveness and methodological characteristics of the interactive activities to optimize the writing skills mastering during lockdowns. It presents the stages of text writing for users of the A2 language level. The paper gives examples of interactive activities based on communicative situations that teach to write a text at a sentence, paragraph, and text level. It also determines their goal, techniques, ways of control, and benefits of using such exercises for self-study of writing skills. The study concludes with recommendations of using communicative cases and activities to improve mastering written communication.
Keywords: Information and Communication Technologies, interactive activities, second language, self-study, virtual learning environment, writing skills

Cite as:  Svyrydjuk, V., Kuzmytska, M., Bogdanova, T., & Yanchuk, O. 2021). Internet Resources: Optimization of Second Language Writing Skills Mastering during COVID-19 Pandemic. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL (7). 266 278.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/call7.19

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Vira Svyrydjuk is Doctor of Pedagogy, Associate Professor at Kyiv National Linguistic University. Teaching areas include theory and practice of Germanic languages, professional training of linguists and teachers of German. The field of interest includes teaching foreign languages by means of ICT. Email: verasviridjuk@gmail.com. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2343-3725

Marharyta Kuzmytska is a lecturer at Kyiv National Linguistic University. Teaching areas include English as a foreign language, theory and practice of translation, two-way interpretation. The field of interest includes English phonetics and phonology, language learning strategies, theory and practice of translation. Email: m.kuzmytska@ukr.net. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8244-6193

Tetiana Bogdanova is a Senior Lecturer at Kyiv National Linguistic University. Teaching areas include English as a foreign language, practical course of translation. The field of interest includes EFL teaching and written translation. Email: squirrel27@ukr.net. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9611-3602

Olena Yanchuk is a Senior Lecturer at Kyiv National Linguistic University. Teaching areas include German as a foreign language for marketing, management, law, and philology students. The field of interest includes pedagogy, methodology of teaching foreign languages, linguistics and psychology. Email: o.v.yanchuk@gmail.com. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4633-9646