• Penka Nikolova Avramova New Bulgarian University – Sofia
Keywords: self-monitoring, self-control, language norms


Training in writing own texts by students in the foreign language is a task of the school education, in particular – of the training directed at the development of their communicative competence in modern languages. This skill is developed during all the stages of the educational process, so that the students should acquire autonomous competences for its practicing in real environment. It is not a secret that in the classroom frequently the focus is orientated more at the reproduction / rе-creation of other persons’ texts (models of good essays) than at the development of working skills for the creation of own such. But aimed at training the trainees for the diversity of life and developing in them skills to realize their communicative intentions of full value and adequately, this focus should be redirected at the production / the creation of own texts as early as from the very beginning of the training process and the reproduction of other persons’ good practices should remain solely as a bridge to success. In other words, the skill for writing own students’ texts /as a whole and in particular of the essay as a text genre/ is preceded by the skill to reproduce / rе-create other persons’ texts. It is not by chance that it is strongly emphasized as early as in junior high school education, at the first steps of the foreign language learning. The characteristics of the essay and its kinds are studied. But transition to the skill to produce / create own students’ texts should also be made at this stage of the school education. This process may commence at the development of the skills for writing compositions of the type of description and narrative and continue in stages with the more complicated text types, and argumentatively an essay, a synopsis, a summary, a report, an abstract until reaching the creation of own text of the type of an essay on a freely eligible topic.


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How to Cite
Nikolova Avramova, P. (2018). TEENAGERS’ SKILLS OF SELF-MONITORING AND SELF-CONTROL WITH REGARD TO OBSERVING LANGUAGE NORMS DURING WRITTEN PRODUCTION IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE. Knowledge International Journal, 22(6), 1603 - 1606. Retrieved from https://ikm.mk/ojs/index.php/KIJ/article/view/2853