FORMATION of STUDENTS' "WORLD VIEW” of ANOTHER CULTURE in PROCESS of STUDYING FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Keywords: language, culture, world view, intercultural communication

Abstract

A new view has been formed on studying foreign languages nowadays: the aim is to make students aware of peculiarities concerning consciousness and culture of another people, that is reflected in its language. The result of studying foreign languages is the acquired intercultural competence based on the formed «world view» of another people, that provides efficient interaction among communicators from various cultures. The article deals with the ways offorming students ’ «world view» of another people in the process of studying a foreign language on the grounds of the concept regarding a person’s cultural development and the theory of activity, that is worked out by representatives of cognitive psychology (L. Vygotsky, О. Leontiev, P. Galperin, І. Zymnia and others). The results of their scientific search have proved that that the language is inseparably connected with the people’s culture; its studying should be realised in a sociocultural context; a sufficient level of mastering a language, which allows using it as a means of communication, confirms the fact ofperceiving the peculiarities of culture reflected in the language. The main method of studying a foreign language is contrasting and comparing realia in a wide context of different cultures. The pedagogical practice justifies the scientists ’ conclusion: studying foreign languages should be built on culturological and communication- and activity approaches, and focused on formation of each student - a future participant of the process of intercultural communication. Students’ consciousness is enriched and their level of communicative culture is improved through perception of realia of another culture, peculiarities of its representatives ’ world outlook.

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Published
2021-02-22
Section
Language mappings of the world: linguacultural, linguacognitive and ethnolinguis