teaching speaking, distance education, online education tools, Covid-19 impact on education, communicative framework for online teaching


The article is aimed at defining the challenges and problems that lecturers face in the process of distance education. In the reality of Covid-19, this aspect is increasingly important and subjected to discussion in order to find the ways and solutions that would help to facilitate the process of integrating both lecturers and students into educating. The main issues the article looks into are teaching speaking distantly and getting involved into communicative process by means of available online tools. Speaking is one of the most common producing processes for students learning foreign languages in communicatively oriented classrooms. Many things were usual routine for lecturers and students but now they can cause the emotional ups and downs for both sides. Lecturers have to do some action research in order to become more informed and efficient in the learning web-based environment. Therefore, a research into the most effective online instruments that assist in teaching online was conducted on students of different departments of two universities in Kyiv. As a result, a language teaching framework that draws from this research is presented in the article. New technology is changing the future of work with unprecedented speed and intensity. This drives the reinvention of our lives, workplace, and economy. The speed and advancement of technology in the future workplace will require a lot of new skills and capabilities, but the most valuable is the ability to embrace change. The skills needed by teachers and lecturers at universities, new tools, advancements and methods which work in educational process, and results gained from practical application of the framework are
included into the article.
The framework has proved to be successful: the lecturers are driven by learning outcomes and end goals of the students; learning outcomes give us the opportunity to say that the students are eager for the classes. They gain a lot from discussing their thoughts/ideas and opinions.


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