Model of Forming Socio-Cultural Identity of University Students VIA Learning a Foreign Language

A.A. Khusainova, M.G. Kudryavtseva

Abstract


The main idea of the article is the role of a foreign language in forming socio-cultural identity. The authors refer to the idea that learning a foreign language is not just about the language but also involves learning about the culture. They outline that learning a language makes people more tolerant towards other cultures and gives them "extra knowledge" and "extra understanding" of people. This article has reported the results of the research in this pedagogical issue. The authors present the model of forming socio-cultural identity of University students through learning a foreign language, which consists of 4 components. Further research can be carried out on various elements.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n1s3p327


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