Melekhina Elena Anatolievna
Кандидат педагогических наук, Cand. Sci.(Pedag.), Head of the Foreign Languages Department for the Humanities, Novosibirsk State Technical University, melehina.elena@list.ru, Novosibirsk
Lelep Ludmila Viktorovna
Senior Teacher of the Foreign Languages Department for the Humanities, Novosibirsk State Technical University, llelep@mail.ru, Novosibirsk


In the article, the focus is made on the principal results of university teaching activity stipulated by state federal standards in the lists of competencies the graduates should possess. Among those competencies one of the most important for graduate students is the ability to do research. To develop the skills necessary for research work teachers use inquiry-based learner-centered technologies, such as problem-based learning or project work. When applied to foreign language learning such technologies help teachers to actively involve learners into independent or cooperative process of problem solving or individual or team project work, which stimulates analytical and critical thinking. The teacher’s role is to offer the tasks and topics relevant to students’ needs and interests. The examples of such tasks are given as well as competencies which they help to develop.
competencies, inquiry-based activity, problem-based learning, project work, foreign language, master’s students, graduate students.

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