Innovative character of self-directed learning

T. Balyhina, Dean of In-service education of Russian as a Foreign Language Teachers, People’s Friendship University of Russia, Doctor of Sciences, Professor

M. Balyhin, Vice President of Moscow State University of Design and Technology, Ph.D. in Economics

The paper describes key characteristics of self-directed learning method. Features and advantages of on-line self-directed learning are discussed. The list of components included into self-directed learning based on the example of the module “School of Russian Phonetics” is specified.

Key words: self-directed learning, Russian Language teaching, on-line self-study.