Ecolinguistic factor in foreign language teaching

Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates


2015, Vol. 1. №1(1)

Ecolinguistic factor in foreign language teaching

About the author:

Olga B. Ulyanova, Сand. Sci. (Philol.), Associate Professor, Department of the English Language, University of Tyumen;


This article is devoted to defining the role of the ecolinguistic factor in learning a foreign language. In an increasingly globalized world community foreign language skills and intercultural interaction ability identify not only an educated, but also a successful individual. We suppose, that ecolinguistic factor may serve as an integrating element in teaching foreign languages, providing a dialogue between cultures , as well as a holistic learning approach progressing from a more general over to the particulars, taking into account ecolinguistic indicators such as: functionality, ecology, cognition, and adaptation in learning a foreign language. Ecolinguistic factor invades the basic categories of Foreign Language Teaching (purpose, principles, contents, methods and teaching aids). In this study, we attempt to exemplify the object component of the training process, we try to describe the matrix-vertical network thematic structure of this component, taking into account ecolinguistic factor, namely a factor of global harmonization, integration and dialogue between cultures.


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