A role-playing game as a means of effective professional english teaching
The article describes the experiment which substantiates the efficiency of role-playing games applying in legal English classes. The experiment was conducted in Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukraine) and H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University (Ukraine) in 2018–2019 academic years. 240 first-year students of the Institute of Prosecutor’s and Criminal Justice and Law Faculty of the mentioned Universities participated in the investigation. The indicators for the evaluation the students’ English fluency level were four groups of skills such as speaking, listening, vocabulary, and use of English. Research methods used in the paper are theoretical (conceptual and comparative analysis and synthesis), empirical (observation, discussions, testing, pedagogical experiment), statistical (Pearson c2 criterion). The algorithm of role-playing games was offered and peculiarities of role-playing games as key elements of communication exercises, games, and activities in teaching legal English were singled out. The effectiveness of teaching legal English with role-playing games has been confirmed by the method of mathematical statistics. It has been determined that a significant difference appeared between the experimental and control groups in favour of the first one, where the authors’ algorithm of applying role-playing games was used systematically at English lessons to teach legal English.
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