- Thematic magazines, Control, Higher education, Future teachers, Foreign languages.
In this article we identify the main functions (diagnostic, educational, upbringing), forms (frontal, group, individual, combined control and self-assessment) and principles of control (regularity, comprehensiveness, objectivity, individualization, purpose-focused and thematic), reveal the peculiarities of the thematic magazines as an alternative method to control learning outcomes of future foreign language teachers, describe the methodology of the use of thematic magazines in the educational process of the Academy. We also scrutinize the effectiveness of the use of the thematic magazines as an alternative method to control students’ learning outcomes in the Practice of Spoken and Written English Language lessons at the Academy. Twenty three second year students have taken part in the study as participants. The method of Mathematical Statistics has been used to calculate the results. According to the findings the use of the thematic magazines is an effective alternative method to control students’ outcomes which help to develop students’ language skills and improve their creative abilities and intensify their interest in foreign language study.