The Usage of the Flipped Class Model when Teaching International Students Theoretical Disciplines at the Philological Faculty

a Traditional Format vs Flipped Class

  • Ekaterina Budnik Pushkin State Russian Language Institute
Keywords: flipped class, international students, traditional methods of teaching, diagnostic experiment, Russian and foreign audience


One of the methods that stimulate and motivate students' learning activities is the flipped class, which "turns over" the traditional order of the material (a lecture - homework) vice versa. In this case, "creative" tasks are offered: discussions, debates, cases, etc. The purpose of this work is to present the results of practical use of the teaching technique, which was held at the Faculty of Philology of Pushkin State Russian Language Institute (Russia). A diagnostic experiment showed the weak effectiveness of traditional approaches in parallel teaching theoretical subjects in Russian to international students with groups of Russian students. Such students do not fully understand the lectures, have little knowledge of the complex syntactic constructions of a scientific text, and of carrying out practical tasks. As a result, students experienced significant difficulties during the performance of certification work. The authors decided to change the way of delivering theoretical lecture material in Russian for a foreign audience to flipped class methodology. In the 2019-2020 academic year, authors conducted a comparative study when teaching the theoretical course " The Aspect study of the Russian language in a foreign audience " (first-year Master students): in the traditional form for Russian students and the form of a flipped class for foreign students. Canvas was used as an educational platform. During the allotted hours in the curriculum, international students performed different tasks with video lectures, articles, questions, practical exercises. At the end of the semester, students of two groups completed certification work. The bands they got indicated the correctness of the chosen teaching method according to the audience and the level of their linguistic competence.


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How to Cite
Budnik, E. (2021). The Usage of the Flipped Class Model when Teaching International Students Theoretical Disciplines at the Philological Faculty. Proceedings of the International Conference on Future of Education, 3(01), 93-99.