«LANGUAGE COACH» AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR THE CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCE FORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Inna Kaniuka, Liudmyla Serdiuk

Abstract


The article reveals the description of a scientific and practical project aimed at developing cross-cultural competence among students of the Borys Grinchenko University of Kyiv. The mechanisms of formation and development of cross-cultural competence among students of the youth are revealed, as well as theoretically, the structural components of the above mentioned competence are researched in order to further successful adaptation of the personality in the process of intercultural communication. These components include: sensitivity to intercultural differences and linguistic understanding. An interactive tool for the formation and development of cross-cultural competence, author's personal diary "Language coach" was developed and tested. The principles and levels of this tool are described. Principles include: principles of conscious learning and conscious choice, interaction, positive attitude, creativity, reflexivity, self-motivation and readiness to act, self-management and monitoring, active and productive action. The content of the co-educational, interactive, creative, activity and reflexive levels of the proposed author's interactive tool is revealed. The peculiarities of the linguistic and socio-cultural component of the indicated instrument are revealed. Italso describes the filling and specificity of the tasks, designed for the 21st day of the diary. Project Duration: February 2017-December 2018. Testing of interactive tools took place during the first semester of the academic year 2018. The participants were students of the 2nd year, numbering 20 people, specialty "Psychology", the Institute of Human Rights of the CUBA. The article provides in detail the format of organization and implementation of the project, interaction with its participants. As a result of the quantitative and qualitative indicators of the empirical part, a psychological portrait of users is created. The advantages and disadvantages of this tool are revealed.

 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.28925/2414-0325.2018.5.123132


Keywords


cross-cultural competence; transcultural; coaching component; linguistic component; socio-cultural component; training; reflection; self-management

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