Reading as extracurricular activity to enhance foreign language learning

M. V. Kuimova, R. I. Bazhenov, V. V. Shcherbakov

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Abstract

Currently, higher education strives to train graduates in professional competences, enabling them to communicate with international colleagues in their field. In the restricted number of foreign language classes, extracurricular activities become beneficial and give additional opportunities to expand and deepen foreign language skills. Extracurricular activities further learning motivation, improve academic performance, develop creativity, raise self-esteem and lead to the aspiration for lifelong learning. The authors share their experience organizing extracurricular activities in foreign language teaching and offer practical tasks that can be used in teaching of English as a foreign language.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-191
Number of pages7
JournalPonte
Volume73
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Extracurricular activity
  • Foreign language teaching
  • Higher education
  • Lifelong learning
  • Motivation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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