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Wydział Sztuki i Nauk o Edukacji

Innovative Educational Technologies, Tools and Methods for E-learning
Scientific Editor Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska
“E-learning”, 12, Katowice–Cieszyn 2020, pp. 113–125
DOI: 10.34916/el.2020.12.10



Tetiana Vakaliuk-1, Oksana Chernysh-2, 1, Department of Software Engineering, 2, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Zhytomyr Polytechnic State University, Zhytomyr, Ukraine, 103, Chudnivska str., Zhytomyr, 10005, Ukraine, 1,, 2,, ORCID 1, 0000-0001-6825-4697, 2, 0000-0002-2010-200X

Abstract: In the era of digitalization, globalization as well as scientific and technical progress it seems greatly significant to investigate characteristic features of e-learning means to develop professional and language competence of the students who do a course in Applied Linguistics. Therefore, the article deals with the peculiarities of electronic multilingual terminological dictionary compiling and its use in students’ language acquisition, lexical competence development in particular. Electronic multilingual terminological dictionary is viewed as any reference material presented in an electronic form that provides thorough and relevant information about spelling, pronunciation, meaning and use of words. Such characteristics make it popular among, and indispensable for, the users. The research reviews the results of the study conducted within the national scientific research work № 52 “Electronic Multilingual Terminological Dictionary Compiling” at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of Zhytomyr Polytechnic State University (Ukraine). It is a collaborative university project involving specialists in the field as well as undergraduate students. The compilation of an electronic multilingual terminological dictionary requires the knowledge of data collection, translation capability, sufficient language wording, data transport, software identification, etc. It involves five stages that include data collection and input; database creation and software identification; evaluation of its accuracy and suitability, and the necessary improvements. All in all, electronic multilingual terminological dictionary has a multi-aspect educational value. Its compilation contributes to language and IT skills development and greatly facilitates the professional growth of the students with a major in Applied Linguistics. What is more, it makes international scientific cooperation possible and thus leads to constant scientific and technical development.

Keywords: lexical competence; e-learning; electronic dictionary; dictionary compiling; electronic multilingual terminological dictionary.

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