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Blended Learning in Teaching EFL to Different Age Groups

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The article investigates how blended learning inspires students of different ages to be more motivated in the process of acquiring receptive and productive foreign language skills. The authors analyze the neurobiological and psychological characteristics of various age groups of people learning a foreign language. The results of this analysis lead to the conclusion that the age of a student is a defining factor of the necessity of information technologies use in the learning process. The authors argue that the younger the learners are the more IT-oriented they are. It means that neglecting new technology in teaching a foreign language to children, teenagers and young adults is not an option any more. Older students used to traditional methods of teaching a foreign language appreciate the use of online resources and tools. The combination of student-centered methods and modern technology is the quintessence of blended learning which serves as an effective teaching tool for EFL students.

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  • Blended learning
  • IT-technologies
  • Age groups
  • Teaching EFL
  • Electronic course
  • Online resources
  • Foreign language skills

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Arkhipova, M.V., Belova, E.E., Gavrikova, Y.A., Lyulyaeva, N.A., Shapiro, E.D. (2018). Blended Learning in Teaching EFL to Different Age Groups. In: Popkova, E. (eds) The Impact of Information on Modern Humans. HOSMC 2017. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 622. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75383-6_49

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