Achieving higher efficiency in LSP teaching with the blended learning model
The article uses different aspects to address the issue of how to increase the efficiency
of teaching/learning a foreign language for specific purposes and of how to design
the course or module for a foreign language for specific purposes in order to make
it interesting and efficient for the student. It further focuses on the adequacy
of new and modified competencies of the course designer/implementer that are adapted
to new media.
Doba Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies Maribor implements its courses
both in traditional mode and as distance study. The analyses conducted to monitor
the implementation of foreign language courses at the Doba Faculty of Applied Business
and Social Studies Maribor indicate a slightly higher success rate among students
studying by distance mode in the sense of more regular and timely registration for
exams and the development of new basic skills (communication, psychosocial skills),
while we further need to stress the individual approach in communicating with the
mentor, teamwork, combination of students' work with contact meetings and the interactive
nature of material.
In the final part, the article stresses the practical aspect of implementing blended
Keywords: blended learning, teacher competences, virtual learning environment (VLE),
face to face (F2F), e-learning, information technology, models.
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