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Inter Alia 2, Ljubljana, February 2011

ISBN: 978-961-91069-3-8



Andreja Pignar Tomanič in Andrea Kostanjevec


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 learning.


Keywords: blended learning, teacher competences, virtual learning environment (VLE), face to face (F2F), e-learning, information technology, models.

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