Using Lean Method in English Language Classes

Using Lean Method in English Language Classes

Araigul Kozhakhmetova (L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan) and Lyazzat Beisenbayeva (L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3146-4.ch009

Abstract

New approaches, methods, and tools are necessary for the implementation of the modern management system in educational organizations. The main purpose of this chapter is to determine using the lean method in foreign language teaching. The lean method is new in educational systems, but it is used in different spheres of industries all over the world. This chapter shows the history, its implementation, experiments, and how it can be used and developed further. Lean in education will create a clear understanding of its importance on lean process and increase the motivations of administrations, teachers, and students.
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Background

Let's look at the origins of lean. The ancestor of this system is the engineer Taiichi Ono, who worked in the Japanese automobile company Toyota Motor Corporation. It was T. Ono who united all known at that time methods of effective production, which allowed to bring the automobile enterprise to a new level. And this unique system was called Toyota Production System. Although it was created as an automotive production system, it is now widely recognized for its revolutionary approach to doing business, which provides more choice to consumers, more decision making involvement for workers and greater, more efficient productivity to companies. TPS is synonymous with “lean production” or “lean manufacturing,” a term coined by researchers in the International Motor Vehicle Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Womack, Jones, and Roos, 1990). Since then Lean technologies have been applied in Europe and the USA (Volkova, 2016).

Key Terms in this Chapter

Language: System for the expression of thoughts, feelings, etc., by the use of spoken sounds or convention symbols.

Teamwork: Cooperative effort by the members of a group or team to achieve a common goal.

Motivation: The state of being motivated; having a desire or willingness to act.

Development: The act or process of growing, progressing, or developing.

Method: The procedures and techniques characteristics of a particular discipline or field of knowledge.

Wastes: To fail to take advantage of or use for profit.

Feedback: A response to a particular process or activity.

Trusts: Firm belief in the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing, confidence or reliance.

Lean: Name of the method.

Organization: A manner of accomplishing something in an orderly or efficient way

Planning: The process of deciding in detail how to do something before actually starting to do it.

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