Project-Based Learning as the Form of Extracurricular Work in Teaching English Aimed at Formation of Social Competence of Tourism Students
Dr. Madina Ozturk

Tourism is one of the priority areas of the economies of many countries. The active growth in the number of economic entities, operating in the field of tourism indicates the demand for specialists in this field. However, it is necessary to note, that rather high requirements for knowledge of their business are imposed on workers in this field. Knowledge of foreign languages, in particular English, is the main requirement for employment in tourism sector, since work in this industry involves constant communication with customers and partners from around the world. Along with this, the formation of social competence among such specialists is also important. The ability to act in conditions of uncertainty, quickly adapt to certain professional situations, flexibility in communicating with people are necessary requirements for a successful career. This study demonstrated the effectiveness of using of the project-based learning method in English classes for tourism students. The topics of the project work were selected, taking into account the trends in the development of tourism in Kyrgyzstan and abroad. While working on projects, students learnt to interact with each other, to explain their point of view regarding the issue, thus contributing to the formation and development of social competence.

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