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Development of foreign language intercultural interaction skills of students for the purpose of foreign language teaching at a linguistic university


Development of foreign language intercultural interaction skills is one of the main goals of foreign language teaching to students of the “Pedagogical Education” (profile “English Language”) programme. At the same time, the content of teaching foreign language intercultural interaction is the subject of discussion in the scientific literature. In this study we present the history of the problem of formulating the goals of foreign language teaching, consider several models of foreign language communicative competence and intercultural competence. As a result, a list of intercultural skills is generalized, the development of which will be able to prepare students for intercultural interaction in various situations characterized by both “dialogue of cultures” and “non-dialogue of cultures”. These skills include: a) acting as an initiator of intercultural interaction;b) support for intercultural dialogue in the spirit of peace to achieve communication goals; c) the development of critical thinking skills in relation to the interpretation of facts, information, realities from the standpoint of ethnorelativism; d) acting as a intermediary or mediator between representatives of different cultures, with the leveling of intercultural contradictions, respect for representatives of contacting cultures; e) a way out of the situation of intercultural conflict; f) suppression of intercultural conflicts; g) finding agreement in intercultural conflicts.


intercultural competence; intercultural interaction; intercultural skills; goals of foreign language teaching

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