Scientific section. Issues of higher education institution

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.