Modern multilingual world provokes university graduates to master not only natural languages, but also the languages of signs and technologies. Multilingualism, as a new form of literacy, implies mastering other ways of communication, not only verbal-linguistic ones. The paper considers the impact of project-based learning on the formation of traditional hard skills, necessary soft skills, and mastering of visual-image engineering language, which implies publicly available presentation of the results of project activities. The experience of Ural Federal University in organizing project competitions on behalf of employers’ partners aimed at solving urgent problems of the society is considered. Close interaction between employers and the university allows employers to participate in training future employees for their company, solving their production problems, and universities to improve the quality of the educational process and the demand for graduates in the labor market. The use of the project-based learning method allows students on the one hand to consistently explore and delve into the details of the problem under study, using the hard skills available. Group work on projects develops soft skills that involve communication and collaborative project work in a project team. The need to present the results of one’s work enhances engineering language proficiency. The results of the survey of the participants of the project activities are presented. It is concluded that the educational tool used is successful. The obtained research results have practical significance and can be used in the organization of the educational process in higher educational institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnologies in a Multilingual Environment: XXII Professional Culture of the Specialist of the Future
Subtitle of host publicationbook
EditorsDaria Bylieva, Alfred Nordmann
PublisherSpringer Cham
ChapterChapter 41
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-26783-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-26782-6
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing

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