ISSN 2409-7616

Malyugina A.V., Pankova T.N., Zhilina I.A.


UDC 378.147

Malyugina A.V.1 (Voronezh, Russian Federation) –; Pankova T.N.2 (Voronezh, Russian Federation) –; Zhilina I.A.3 (Voronezh, Russian Federation) –

1Voronezh Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation

2Voronezh State University

3Russian State University of Justice

Abstract. The article discusses interactive educational technologies in teaching foreign languages. The objective of the study is to determine the advantages of using video conferencing in foreign language classes with police cadets of Russia. The relevance of the research is connected with the limited opportunities of cadets in police academies to interact with native English speakers due to the closed nature of such educational institutions and the high degree of isolation of Russia at the present stage. English language skills, however, do not lose their relevance for police officers, since Russia remains one of the world centers, being an attractive platform for international projects in various fields. The paper substantiates the relevance of Moodle e-learning system and BigBlueButton web conferencing platform in practice-oriented foreign language teaching in police academies of Russia. The important role of videoconferencing in the development of students’ speaking skills is emphasized. Based on practice-oriented objectives in teaching English to police cadets a list of professional topics for discussion during a videoconference with native English speakers has been offered. The paper describes personal experience in organizing and conducting a BigBlueButton videoconference with the participation of a police inspector from the Republic of Mauritius as part of an English lesson on policing during emergencies with cadets of the Law Faculty of Voronezh Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. Using the data of the cadets’ assessment questionnaires and teachers’ observations, the effectiveness of videoconferencing in teaching a foreign language to police cadets is determined.

Keywords: foreign language, practice-oriented training, cadet, police, videoconference, Moodle, BigBlueButton, intercultural communicative competence, development of speaking skills.


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For citation: Malyugina A.V., Pankova T.N. Zhilina I.A. Videoconferencing in foreign language classes with police cadets. CITISE, 2024, no. 2, pp. 593-604.