Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 12. Number4   December 2021                                      Pp.69-85
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no4.5

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Cultural Component in Professional Development of Non-philological Specialties Students
in the Process of Studying a Foreign Language
 

Zinaida Bakum
Department of Ukrainian Language, Faculty of Ukrainian Philology, Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University,
University, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine 

Iryna Savchak
Department of Foreign Languages and Translation, Faculty of History, Politology and International Relations, Vasyl
Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine 

Svitlana Kostiuk
Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Information Technologies, Kryvyi Rih National University, Kryvyi
Rih, Ukraine
Corresponding Author: skostyukss@gmail.com

 Marianna Zhumbei
Department of Foreign Languages and Country Studies, Faculty of Tourism, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National
University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Roman Poznanskyy
Department of Foreign Languages and Country Studies, Faculty of Tourism, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National
University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Received: 7/20/2021                         Accepted: 11/3/2021                        Published: 12/15/2021

 

Abstract:
The professional development of future specialists has to meet global and domestic standards. Cultural competence is essential for future professionals as it makes it easier to collaborate with foreign professionals, improve their competitiveness in the world labor market and increase the specialist’s ability to solve professional challenges. The study attempts to answer the questions about the importance of cultural competence development of non-philological students in the process of studying a foreign language and methodological approaches used in this process. The aim of the paper is to present the model of cultural competence formation of future non-philological specialties experts at the foreign languages classes and determine its main components and formation conditions. The study investigates how cultural competence development changes the value-based attitude towards future professional activity and promotes the interest in learning, personal and professional enrichment. Students of three Ukrainian higher educational institutions (from the first to third course) have taken part in the research. The research used conscious-comparative, audiolingual, and role-play methods. The study of the results, based on four criteria (cognitive, moral-axiological, communicative, cultural), showed that learners started to understand the necessity of cultural enrichment of disciplines. The research proved that the implementation of the given technique resulted in the improvement of students’ learning and cognitive activity and enhancement of the general level of training. The paper gives some recommendations for language teachers to organize the process of learning a language on a cultural basis.
Keywords: Competence approach, cultural competence, cultural component, foreign language, non-philological students, professional development, quality of training

Cite as: Bakum, Z., Savchak, I.,  Kostiuk , S., Zhumbei, M. & Poznanskyy, R.  (2021). Cultural Component in Professional Development of Non-philological Specialties Students in the Process of Studying a Foreign Language.  Arab World English Journal, 12 (4) 69-85.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no4.5

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Received: 7/20/2021 
Accepted: 11/3/2021   
Published: 12/15/2021
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Zinaida Bakum, Doctor of Science (Pedagogics), Professor of Department of Ukrainian Language at Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine. Her main areas of interest include applied linguistics and cross-cultural approach to the process of teaching languages. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8357-6168

Iryna Savchak, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages and Translation, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. Her academic interest is in the field of methods of teaching languages, and culture study. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0326-5779 

Svitlana Kostiuk, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages, Kryvyi Rih National University, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine. Her academic interests include methods of teaching languages, and intercultural competence.
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3587-4483

Marianna Zhumbei, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages and Country Studies, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. Her academic interest is in the field of foreign languages training, cultural competence, and multilingualism. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8883-4135

Roman Poznanskyy, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages and Country Studies, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. His academic interest is in the field of linguistics, university education in Ukraine, Great Britain, and the USA. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0540-6977