Grigorenko Anna Mikhailovna
Postgraduate Student, Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Humanitari-an Education, Novosibirsk State Technical University, a.m.grigorenko@yandex.ru, Novosibirsk

Online Learning System in Formation of Readiness of Undergraduate Students for Academic Writing in a Foreign Language

The article is devoted to the problem of teaching university students to write argumentative essays in a foreign language with the use of electronic learning system E-lang. The purpose of the article is to analyze the relationship between the forming educational en-vironment of the university, e-learning, the use of modern information and communication technol-ogies in the learning process and their role in shaping the readiness of undergraduates for academic writing in a foreign language. Methodology. The study was conducted on the basis of the implementation of testing the developed training module on writing an argumentative essay in a foreign language. The module is designed and available for passing on the basis of the E-lang online learning system. This module includes tasks aimed at forming the readiness of undergraduates to write a foreign language aca-demic essay in English. Performing tasks of different types within the framework of the module ensures the formation of argumentation skills and logical presentation of the material, which is one of the basic skills in writing foreign academic texts of various genres. The article presents the results of the survey of undergraduates’ attitude towards academic writing in a foreign language at the university, as well as the results of testing the developed E-lang module for practicing writing argumentative essays in a foreign language. In conclusion, it is concluded that at present one of the key roles in the formation of under-graduates' readiness for foreign academic writing is played by the formative information and educa-tional university, as well as the use of such modern information and communication technologies in the learning process, such as electronic and distance learning.
information and communication technologies (ICT), educational environment of the university, online learning system E-lang, foreign language academic writing

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