USING THE EXPERIENCE OF THE CERVANTES INSTITUTE VIRTUAL AUDIENCE IN THE EDUCATIONAL MODEL OF THE RUSSIAN HIGHER SCHOOL
At present, the issue of introducing virtual learning is gaining a key sound in the world of linguo-didactics. Almost all educational institutions choose virtual learning not only as a means to attract new enrolees, but also as a new working model that could combine and make effective various organizational, cultural, technical and commercial initiatives in a new format via the use of information technologies and the vast capacity of educational platforms. In this paper, the authors focus on the most successful Internet project in the field of teaching the Spanish language, the virtual platform of the Instituto Cervantes (the Cervantes Institute). The experience of the Cervantes Institute allowed the authors to systematize methodological principles of our work and it initiated the creation of a corpus of electronic training materials that allow to carry out remote work. It involves larger groups of students, correctly distributing the classroom activity in such a way that part of the assignments are performed at home during extracurricular time and further is discussed in class. The created virtual materials include phonetic, lexical, grammatical, socio-cultural components, as well as texts illustrating various spheres of communication of native speakers. Since the authors of the article work at a law institute, we believe that audio recordings of trial simulation, authentic speeches of politicians on issues of the legal and international sphere may be of particular interest.