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Sprache(n) für Europa. Mehrsprachigkeit als Chance / Language(s) for Europe. Multilingualism as a Chance

Auswahl an Beiträgen des 52. Linguistischen Kolloquiums in Erlangen (2017) / Selected Papers of the 52nd Linguistics Colloquium in Erlangen (2017)

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Edited By Jürg Strässler

Dieses Buch präsentiert eine Auswahl an Beiträgen des 52. Linguistischen Kolloquiums 2017 in Erlangen. Unter dem Konferenzthema «Sprache(n) für Europa – Mehrsprachigkeit als Chance» behandeln die 25 Beiträge in deutscher und englischer Sprache vor allem Erst- und Zweitspracherwerb, sprachdidaktische Aspekte sowie Mehrsprachigkeit in interkultureller Kommunikation. Darüber hinaus werden neben Experimenteller Linguistik, Corpus Linguistik und Medienlinguistik auch sprachhistorische, sprachpolitische und pragmatische Aspekte beleuchtet.

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On Some Pragmatic Aspects of ICT Use in Foreign Language Teaching/Learning at Technical Schools of Higher Education (Vera Yaremenko)

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Vera Yaremenko

On Some Pragmatic Aspects of ICT Use in Foreign Language Teaching/Learning at Technical Schools of Higher Education

Information technologies have not been for so long in our lives, but most later middle-aged people seem to have forgotten what life used to be like without computers. In any society there are already at least two generations of people totally dependent in their everyday life on the digital universe of websites, e-mails, smart phones and social networking sites. It is hard to imagine any professional working environment not being equipped with up-to-date computers connected with other e-facilities, the proper and secure functioning of which is provided sometimes by whole departments of experts on hardware and software.

Educational sphere is no exception because the behavior and attitudes of today’s learners – from pupils of schools to university students – is being shaped by IC technology as never before. Educationalists have to be fully aware of the state of the art and in teaching their subjects they should employ such methods that arouse in students no less interest in studying than their digital experiences do. Besides, new instructional strategies are expected to be readily available for both traditional methods of teaching/learning the subject, and easily transformed into IC technology-aided formats, thus meeting the demands of contemporary highly pragmatic student communities for the most efficient ways of study.

According to the latest Russian Federal State Educational Standard (FSES) (http://fgosvo.ru) the emphasis on teaching/learning a foreign language...

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