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Социокультурная адаптация и обучение украинских студентов-мигрантов в Словакии
Socio-cultural adaptation and education of Ukrainian migrant students in Slovakia

Author(s): Anna Petrikova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: academic migration; ethnocultural adaptation; Ukrainian migrant students; intercultural communication; training

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the research is to identify the main problems and needs in the teaching of Ukrainian migrant students who study at the Faculty of Philosophy in the field of Russian Philology (options: Translation Studies, Teaching speciality, Russian Studies) in Preshov, Slovakia. In the article socio-pedagogical and linguistic research methods (social adaptation of migrants, behavioural stereotypes, observation, analysis, interpretation, survey) are used. The obtained results relate to the current situation of academic migration in Slovakia, the problem of ethnocultural adaptation of migrant students to the local environment (the problem of personal disorder, ignorance of the cultural realities of the Slovak population), problems in learning due to lack of knowledge of the Slovak language, and lack of knowledge of literary Russian language, which is subject to strong interference at almost all language levels. Teachers are faced with the task of educating in an academic culture, and with knowledge of the Slovak mentality. Undoubtedly, migrant students are most susceptible to the emotional experience of social instability, but the psychological crisis passes rather quickly and should not affect the long-term negative indicators of students’ academic success.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 227-242
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Russian