SHS Web Conf.
Volume 70, 2019Trends in the Development of Psycho-Pedagogical Education in the Conditions of Transitional Society (ICTDPP-2019)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||The psychology of education in the face of changes: risks and challenges of innovation|
|Published online||22 November 2019|
Psychological approach to foreign language teaching
Don State Technical University, department “World Languages and Cultures”, 344000 Rostov-on-Don, Russia
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This article deals with psychological mechanisms in professionally-oriented approach to learning foreign languages in non-linguistic faculties of universities. This approach is very actual as it develops students’ ability to speak foreign languages in specific professional, business, academic fields and situations, taking into account the characteristics of professional thinking. Psychological approach to foreign language teaching must be closely connected with culture oriented method as the leading one and recognized as a priority in the focus of the education renewal. In the article it is proved that cultural background is of great importance. A dry language course can teach the learners to say what is correct and acceptable only. But the learners also need to know what is appropriate for the target society and what is not. This can only be achieved if they learn about psychology, culture and traditions while learning foreign language. Methods: Mind – maps, pie charts, dramatization, projects, role-playing to decide on which aspects of the culture the learners mostly need to learn about. The most important aspects of the English culture are defined and put into order of importance. Conclusions and Recommendations: suggesting ways of integrating psychology culture into the foreign language syllabus.
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