Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine
The Ukrainian Ministry of Education had identified the improvement in levels of English in Ukraine’s universities as a priority. At the same time, the most needed 21-st century skills, i.e. abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed professionally in the information age, are critical and creative thinking on one hand and ICT (Information Communication Technology) skills on the other hand. University graduates with both of these skills are in great demand by employers in many sectors. Within this context blended learning is a well-suited instrument to perform the above tasks.