TO THE QUESTION ABOUT SOCIOCULTURAL APPROACH IN TEACHING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Author(s): Ekimova Natalia Viktorovna

Rubric: Teaching methods and technologies

DOI: 10.21777/2500-2112-2019-1-26-29

Release: 2019-1 (26)

Pages: 26-29

Keywords: sociocultural theory, sociocultural approach, competence, subcompetence, regional geography

Annotation: The article is devoted to the sociocultural approach to teaching foreign languages in non-linguistic universities based on example of the English language. Sociocultural approach is analyzed as the unity of regional (cultural), sociolinguistic (behavioural), psychological and linguo-cultural competencies. Developing of socio-cultural competency is considered to be one of the possible answers to the key question of teaching foreign languages in non-linguistic universities as a means of communication and not just a collection of intermittent knowledge and skills. Special attention in the article is given to the use of facts of geography, history, traditions, economy and political systems of different English-speaking countries at the lessons of English as they provide multiple opportunities of developing speaking and communication skills and cultural competency of students.

Bibliography: Ekimova NA.VI. TO THE QUESTION ABOUT SOCIOCULTURAL APPROACH IN TEACHING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE // Education Resources and Technologies. – 2019. – № 1 (26). – С. 26-29. doi: 10.21777/2500-2112-2019-1-26-29

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