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Sociological methods of control of the development of intercultural competence of students


In the work the following sociological methods of collecting information are reviewed: a) observation; b) questioning; c) survey; d) interview from the perspective of teaching a foreign language. Their analysis is carried out, a number of advantages and disadvantages are identified. The interview method showed itself as the most difficult, but at the same time, the most effective of all the listed methods.


intercultural competence, foreign language teaching methods, observation, questionnaires, surveys, interviews

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Pedagogy and psychology

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