Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges April 2021                          Pp.244-263

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 The Development of Intercultural Competence of Secondary School Pupils and University

Kateryna V. Krotik
The Faculty of Foreign Languages
State Institution «South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky,» Odesa, Ukraine

 Oleksandra O. Morhun
The Department of Pedagogy
State Institution «South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky,» Odesa, Ukraine
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Recieved: 12/30/2020                Accepted: 3/14/2021                     Published:  4/26/2021


Some issues regarding how secondary school pupils’ and university students’ (majoring in English, Chinese) intercultural competence, which are to be developed under conditions of the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19, are presented in the article. The authors review the literature on the education standards alongside some native and foreign scholars’ definitions of the pedagogical phenomenon “competence.” The purpose of the study is to analyze the model of competence under focus. We introduce some learning objectives aimed at developing secondary school pupils’ and university students’ intercultural competence. The problem`s relevance is preconditioned by the expanded intercultural and interethnic ties within Ukraine and other countries, which are to be observed when dealing with representatives of different countries and considered when elaborating the competence-based framework for secondary school pupils and university students. The leading suggestions (findings) related to the study have been given: systematic formation of the intercultural competence of secondary school pupils and university students, improvement of the existing curricula, and syllabi’s adaptation of the educational profession-oriented training programs intended future translators and teachers of foreign languages.
Keywords: intercultural competence, education normative education, training models, methodological mode,
Covid-19, secondary pupils, university students.

Cite as:  Krotik, K.V., & Morhun, O.O. (2021). The Development of Intercultural Competence of Secondary School Pupils and University Students .
Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges  (1) 244-263.


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Received: 12/30/2020  
Accepted: 3/14/2021 
Published: 4/26/2021

Kateryna Volodymyryvna Krotik is a Postgraduate of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky. Her research interests include providing and teaching Theory and Methods of Teaching English (Germanic Languages; Oriental Languages; the Ukrainian language) to future teachers of English language and secondary school pupils;

Oleksandra Oleksandrivna Morhun is a Postgraduate student of the Department of Pedagogy, South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky. Her research interests in teaching Chinese and English to future university students;