LINGUISTIC EDUCATION AND INTERCULTURALITY
ASIST. UNIV. CRISTINA NICOLAESCU,FACULTATEA DE LIMBI ŞI LITERATURI STRĂINE,UNIVERSITATEA CREŞTINĂ „DIMITRIE CANTEMIR”email@example.comAbstract:
The present paper is an introduction to the main aspects betweenlanguage learning and intercultural factors. The map of the concepts that follows and thereconstruction of synthesis factors that characterize interculturality, in relation todisparate and continually developing factors, is a key reference of the essay, whichexamines specifically some aspects.Specific recent literature on the theme of the relation between language learning andcultural/intercultural dimensions has also been used.
education, intercultural competence, knowledge,
Teacher training, today more than ever, has to deal with skills linked to anintercultural communicative process. In this context, however, we have decidedto analyse intercultural dimension areas, which certainly are not exhaustiveregarding the phenomenon, but are, anyway, pre-eminent in the determinationof the reasons why intercultural dimensions are a fundamental requirement onthe learning and teaching of languages.A certain attention is given to the urgency to innovate the processes oflearning. It is held to be desirable to use approaches to teaching that integratelinguistic education and input of content concerning the social context and thecontext of integration, which are currently considered extremely episodic. Acertain amount of attention is dedicated to better exploitation of the places ofinformal and non-formal learning.An aspect around which significant concurrence is reported regards thenecessity to improve the competence in intercultural relating of teachers. Teachertraining in the area of intercultural competence should serve to createwidespread awareness, avoiding a delegation of the functions of contact to justthe cultural mediators.A plurality of languages implies a plurality of visions, and makes itnecessary to strive to widen one’s point of observation in order to have adialogue with various cultural systems and codes of behaviour.