Analytical reading in class of oral communication culture (a foreign language)

Volume 5, Number 3, 2020, P. 334–340


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The article is an attempt to update the development of critical thinking through students’ analytical reading in the classes of oral communication culture in a foreign language. The authors bring together current trends in information perception – clip-like nature and impairment in ability to evaluate the information critically with digital literacy and cognitive easiness. The importance of analytical reading in class is driven by the general cultural and professional competencies of future linguists. The study provides a brief overview of the key works on analytical reading. Description of the basic techniques and elaborations for the development of critical thinking and analytical reading can be considered as the subject of the research. The elements of general scientific analysis and synthesis of material are the main methods of the research. The authors consider the features of analytical reading; provide the main integrated approaches while working with a text (assessment of background knowledge, annotating, brainstorming, questions to the author, etc.) The necessity to work with fake news in analytical reading classes is grounded. The approximate analysis algorithm that allows working with linguistic material in both native and foreign languages is given. The elements of such an algorithm include: source analysis, date of distribution, author, site design, and fact checking. Resources for check if the news is false or true are provided. The article ends with conclusions; the prospect of the further research is outlined.


critical thinking, analytical reading, digital literacy, fake news, speaking practice


Oxana L. Zabolotneva, Cand. Sci. (Philology), associate Professor, Chelyabinsk State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia

Irina V. Kozhukhova, Cand. Sci. (Philology), associate Professor, Chelyabinsk State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia

For citation:

Zabolotneva O.L., Kozhukhova I.V. (2020) Analytical reading in class of oral communication culture (a foreign language). Sotsial’naya kompetentnost’ = Social Competence. Vol. 5. No. 2. P. 334–340. (In Russ.)


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