One of the urgent tasks of teaching foreign languages is the active involvement of students in the process of motivated speech activity. As the author notes, visualization techniques can make the learning process more productive, and therefore, involving. Since much of the information enters the human brain through the visual channel, visualization facilitates assimilation and systematization of new information.
As the experiment showed, the use of visualization techniques in the classroom influenced the progress of students within two months. Examples of visualization are grammatical matching tables, clusters, sinquain, as well as Internet resources Learning Apps.org, Tagul.com, Rebus1.com and others.
Thus, being an intermediate link between learning material and learning outcomes, visualization serves as a mechanism to optimize the cognitive processes of learners. The study demonstrates experimentally that the use of visualization is a powerful way of teaching a foreign language at advanced stages.
Abrahamyan, S.A. (2017). Visualization as an effective method of foreign language training at advanced stages. Issues of Applied Linguistics, 28, 40-49. doi: https://doi.org/10.25076/vpl.28.04