Blogs as a Means to Enhance Writing Skills in EFL Classes

Marina Valeryevna Kuimova, Oleg Dmitrievich Zvekov

Abstract


The current trend of higher education is the increasing share of independent individual and group work of students, as well as their practical and creative work. All these inevitably lead to the introduction of innovative educational technologies aimed at reaching syllabus goals. An active use of information and communication technologies enhances the learning in a content area and can be a great help to maintain the desired level of students’ education. It allows advanced, diverse learning, drives motivation, creativity and learning outcomes. The authors make a review of the research on the use of blogs in foreign language teaching, discuss their benefits for both teachers and students, and share their experience of using blogs to promote learners’ writing skills.

Keywords


blogging; foreign language teaching; Internet technology; students’ self-study; writing skills.

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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