Teaching Languages and Cultures: Developing Competencies, Re-thinking Practices

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The focus of the research is on conceiving a new ESP methodology course under the influence of the most fundamental changes that were introduced into the modern society by the advent of Digital Age. Viewing UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 as the main landmark for understanding contemporary language pedagogy in higher education the author scrutinizes the concept of quality in education against the main learning aim of preparing learners for successful future life. The paper maintains that in the light of new goals and implications of Digital Age the ESP teachers should more actively employ digital tools not only in the very educational process but to design it and assess its efficiency. Another field of concern in the context of re-thinking this methodology course is the area of linguistic standards for English as lingo franca in the context of professional communication and the new approaches to the very concept of linguistic norms within intercultural communication environment. The paper also dwells on lifelong learning paradigm which necessitated redefining axiology of skills in education and language education as its part. The author maintains that teaching transferrable skills in Digital Age becomes the main education value and considers the notion of cross-professional skills presented by Atlas of Emerging Jobs as more relevant for ESP methodology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTuning-in: Re-thinking an ESP Methodology Course in the Digital Age.
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne, UK
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
ChapterPart 3
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)1-5275-0893-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5275-0893-4
StatePublished - 2018

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