Arctic Component in Language Teaching as a Factor to Improve Students’ Intercultural Communicative Competence

Lubov R. Alexeeva, Faina V. Zimina, Inna I. Sannikova, Elena K. Timofeeva, Vilena E. Kholmogorova


The authors consider the abilities of the Arctic component in languages and literature teaching in a higher educational institution of culture and arts as a factor to improve the students’ intercultural communicative competence. The functioning Russian Federal State Standard of Higher Education is aimed at implementing the competency approach, which, in turn, provides for widespread use of active and interactive teaching methods in the educational process, new educational material, and creative approach to teaching methods. They also underline the role of introducing the Arctic component into the content of language courses in growth of student’s language personality, since representatives of different nationalities living in the republic, including indigenous peoples of the North, are studying at the Arctic State Institute of Arts and Culture. Most students are bilingual or trilingual persons communicating Russian and native languages. Detailed description of teachers’ development of educational manuals for the students of the Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts is given, which is intended for simultaneous solution of several problems – teaching, developing, and educational.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s4p570

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