BEYOND LINGUISTIC, RACIAL AND CULTURAL BORDERS – NEW CHALLENGES FOR LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

This paper presents the findings of a research devoted to assessing intercultural communicative competence in pre-service English language teachers. At first the author presents a discussion on aims and goals of language pedagogy in post-modern times in order to set context for educating a teacher as a cultural mediator and then suggests methods to assess the teacher’s intercultural communicative competence.


TEACHING CULTURAL DIVERSITY THROUGH MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS

Posted On Oct 18 2011 by

The purpose of this research paper is to analyse the mass media as being more than an agglomeration of images passively consumed by the students. The latest studies conducted in this domain have illustrated that the viewer is actively involved in decoding these programmes, generating different interpretations. The context of this research has been provided by the Cultural Studies lessons taught at “Petru Rareş”NationalCollegefrom Suceava. The teachers who work with students involved in the bilingual programme frequently use multimedia resources when teaching as well as assessing the students’ projects.  During these activities, I have noticed an increased openness on the …