STUDENTS’ FOREIGN LANGUAGES TEACHING QUALITY ASSURANCE: A CASE OF POLISH HEIs
The article describes the peculiarities of students' foreign languages teaching quality assurance at Polish higher educational establishments. The models of studies and varieties of courses of foreign language teaching used in the modern educational environment of Poland are outlined. Three essential components to the model of foreign language teaching used in the modern Polish higher educational environment are distinguished: face-to-face studies, self-study learning, and online collaborative learning.
Research results showed that higher educational establishments in Poland provide technical infrastructure, organizational and technical support of language courses accompanied by methods and techniques of distance studies. Tutors that carry out the studies of foreign languages must be acquainted with the virtual environment of studies and the newest facilities of work with students on essential electronic educational platforms.
It is investigated that for effective language teaching, the tutors of higher educational establishments of Poland realize the complex approach to the organiza-tion of educational material and sequence of its working. Except that, unity of educa-tion and developing functions of studies are performed, as well as the availability of language base to the level of students' knowledge, activity and independence of their educational-cognitive activity is provided.
It is found out that the efficiency of the quality of students' foreign languages teaching substantially depends on facilities of the combined studies on software. Therefore, at the choice of facilities of distance courses creation and network elec-tronic studies organization in higher educational establishments of Poland, the following criteria are followed by the tutors: functionality, reliability, stability, presence of facilities of educational materials development, presence of possibility to estimate students' knowledge in online mode (facilities for the creation of tests, tasks and control of students' activity). Furthermore, one of the essential criteria is the comfort of applying essential parameters at solving the task of students' language competence forming.
Key words: foreign languages teaching, quality assurance, higher educational establishments, Poland.
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