Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 12. Number3   September 2021                                         Pp. 432-449
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no3.30

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Intercultural Activities in Teaching Foreign Languages: Modern Ukrainian Dimension 

Tetiana Mykhailivna Korolova
Department of Translation, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Foreign Languages
State institution “South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D.
Ushynsky” Odesa, Ukraine

Oleksandra Volodymyrivna Popova
Department of Translation, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Foreign Languages
State institution “South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D.
Ushynsky” Odesa, Ukraine
Coressponding Author: alex-popova@ukr.net

 

Received: 6/17/2021                           Accepted:  9/24/2021             Published: 9/29/2021

 

Abstract:
The article covers the issues related to implementing intercultural events into teaching foreign languages to Ukrainian university students. Against the backdrop of the requirements set by the Bachelor Educational Programs learning outcomes, the main aim of this research is to investigate how the integration of international work and methodological tools of teaching foreign languages to Ukrainian students can contribute to their academic success. The significance of the study manifests itself through the analysis of the methodological background for successful teaching foreign languages to Ukrainian students under current transformed teaching/learning conditions. These questions are considered: How can culture-related activities contribute to learning foreign languages? What learning outcomes can students have? The authors used the context and research tools as follows: the methods of systemic and content-oriented analyses to analyze and generalize the theoretical bases for the topic under study, to systemize the results of the survey (education-based intercultural activities, students’ learning outcomes); focused observation using the register as a tool for data collecting for two semesters each in six groups of second-year students majoring in Philology and Lingua Didactics at Ushynsky University. The authors presented a sum of main findings: contribution of the programs of distance-based academic mobility to the teaching/learning process; internationalization of the educational process; adaptation of a criterial corpus for assessing Ukrainian students’ learning acquisitions in English, Chinese, Turkish, and Korean in terms of linguistic and cultural knowledge and skills. The article contains recommendations for English, Chinese, Turkish, and Korean online and offline classes.
Keywords: English, Chinese, Turkish, Korean, teaching foreign languages, Ukrainian students, cross-cultural communication

Cite as: Korolova, T. M., & Popova, O. V. (2021). Intercultural Activities in Teaching Foreign Languages: Modern Ukrainian Dimension.  Arab World English Journal, 12 (3) 432-449.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no3.30

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Received: 6/17/2021
Accepted: 9/24/2021 
Published: 9/29/2021
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Dr. TETIANA KOROLOVA, Doctor of Philological Sciences, is a Full Professor. She has researched and published in these areas: experimental studies of linguistic characteristics and modeling of the contemporary discourse structure; methodological background for training future translators/interpreters; Translation Studies (the variability of strategies and tactics while translating different types of discourse, discourse analysis, adequacy of translation); General Linguistics; Contrastive Linguistics, etc.
ORCid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3441-196X

Dr. OLEKSANDRA POPOVA, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, is a Full Professor. Her research interests include teaching English and Chinese to future translators/interpreters (teaching tools for developing skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing); Translation Studies (discourse analysis, adequacy of translation, translatorial competence, tactic and strategic issues of translation); General Linguistics; Comparative Linguistics, etc.
ORCid: https:// orcid.org/0000-0002-6244-5473