Scientific section. Issues of higher education institution

Contemporary Issues of Teaching Spanish in a Higher Education Institution

The authors of the article consider issues and features of teaching Spanish to the students of higher education schools: the role of teaching the second foreign language in a school of higher education nowadays is revealed, the most relevant theoretical and methodological aspects of this process are analyzed. Teaching the second foreign language in a higher education institution should focus on communication, and have practical, functional and skill-based approach.

Master’s Thesis: a New Generation Research Project

The article deals with the specific features of the graduation thesis within the framework of the degree program in linguistics (translation skills profile) alongside the implementation of the competency based approach at the institutions of higher education. An attempt is undertaken to analyze the basic requirements for Master’s and Bachelor’s theses at Volgograd State University and some German and Austrian translation institutions of higher education.

Intermediate and Final Assessment within the Competence Approach: Innovative Educational Technologies Implementation

Exemplified by the bachelors majoring in Philology, the peculiarities of the development and assessment of the competence and outcomes of the teaching process resulting from the mastery of the curriculum and within the final state assessment are analyzed in the article, new approaches to and design of the innovative assessment means at the intermediate and final levels are proposed.