SYNERGY OF MULTILINGUALISM AND MULTICULTURALISM FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER POFESSIONAL EDUCATION.

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The article deals with the issue of internationalization of higher education, in particular, in the sphere of language pedagogy. The study is based on the materials of the research conducted within the framework of the academic mobility project exercised 2018-2019 in Saint Petersburg State University and in Harbin Institute of Technology (visited November, 2018). The process of internationalization is viewed through the prism of such intercultural communication concepts as multilingualism and multiculturalism and their influence on teaching and learning practices. In real life English as lingua franca is used by representatives of different linguistic and cultural identities to communicate with representatives of professional and academic communities for whom English is also a foreign language, thus teaching English as lingua franca requires professionals who are not native speakers possessing the experience of professional and intercultural communication in the English language rather than just native speakers’ language experience. The peculiarities of teaching in the above-mentioned universities were revealed with the help of questionnaires for both university teachers and students concerning learners’ practices in the digital environment. The authors set up the hypothesis that the results serve as an authentic manifestation of intercultural communication in students’ virtual activities in social networks and in browsing the Internet for relevant information both in Russia and China.
Translated title of the contributionСИНЕРГИЯ МУЛЬТИЛИНГВИЗМА И МУЛЬТИКУЛЬТУРАЛИЗМА В КОНТЕКСТЕ ИНТЕРНАЦИОНАЛИЗАЦИИ ВЫСШЕГО ПРОФЕССИОНАЛЬНОГО ОБРАЗОВАНИЯ
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-530
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes
Volume7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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    Татьяна Евгеньевна Доброва (Visiting researcher), , Светлана Юрьевна Рубцова (Visiting researcher), , Мария Юрьевна Копыловская (Visiting researcher), & Liu Changyuan (Visiting researcher)

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    Светлана Юрьевна Рубцова (Visiting researcher), , Татьяна Евгеньевна Доброва (Visiting researcher), , Мария Юрьевна Копыловская (Visiting researcher), & Liu Changyuan (Visiting researcher)

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