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KONSTRUKCJA MATERIAŁÓW NAUCZANIA A ROZWIJANIE KOMPETENCJI JĘZYKOWEJ I INTERKULTUROWEJ W DYDAKTYCE JĘZYKÓW OBCYCH
Teaching Materials Design versus Linguistic and Intercultural Competence in Foreign Language Teaching

Author(s): Hanna Komorowska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: teaching; foreign

Summary/Abstract: The article gives an overview of trends in foreign language teaching materials design with special emphasis on ways of developing language proficiency and intercultural competence. The development of both concepts is here analyzed against the background of dynamically changing communicative needs and the linguistic policy of the Council of Europe and the European Union. Implications are then sought for FLT materials design and an analysis follows typical difficulties and shortcomings in course-book content and structure. Criteria for materials design are discussed as built around the theory of language status and range based on a distinction between languages taught as linguae francae and those taught as non-international languages as well as around the assumptions connected with the relation of language and culture in language teaching. Efficient and educationally valuable solutions are then presented as demonstrated in M. Majewska-Meyers's course-book for the learning of Polish as a foreign language to self-learning adult German speakers.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 51-63
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish