2015 | 2(46) | 408-417
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Multilingualism in the System of Foreign Language Teachers’ Professional Education
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The aim of the article is consideration of the essence of the plurilingual and intercultural еducation and investigates the facilities of its application in the system of higher school formation in Ukraine, namely, in vocational training of future teachers of foreign languages. Plurilingual and intercultural еducation assumes using in system of training all languages which a learner knows: regional, minority and migration languages, languages of schooling, foreign languages. It mustresultinformingof plurilingual and multiculturalpersonality. Priority is given to the cultural approach to the study of foreign languages, because it gives the opportunity not only to learn the verbal aspect of language, but also understand the view of the world media of this language. The method of theoretical analysis allowed us to gain insight into the issue and draw conclusions, that the multilingual Ukrainian society, including foreign languages are taught in schools, has good prerequisites for the use of ideas the plurilingual and intercultural еducation in the vocational training system of future teachers of foreign languages. During the formation of future teachers’plurilingual multicultural personality are at least four linguistic systems involved: first language (mother tongue) –language/languages, mastery of which takes place in early childhood; second everyday language – a language that is not native, but is used in everyday communicative person practice as the official language, the language of the media, language of education; first foreign language; second foreign language. The special value of this combination of special ties that while learning two foreign languages, students appear in a wider perspective for the development of meta-linguistic awareness, as a special form of the language of human consciousness, which has the ability to abstract and logical operations with multiple language systems. The formation of meta-linguistic competence is a new qualitative leap in the development of the language personality of the student. Modern educational institution must provide the necessary conditions for the formation of a plurilingual multicultural competence of future teachers of foreign languages in the unity of all its components. In addition, the development of multicultural language personalityof future teachers of foreign languages should beat the forefront of higher education, as this is a significant factor in the professional activity of the teacher of a foreign language in a multilingual education.
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