E: Education

When education and studying Foreign Languages in particular has become so interdisciplinary, practice-oriented and multifaceted it is, on the one hand, hard and, on the other, so intriguing to define the educating process. Thus, the purpose of the section is to examine and share various visions on the process, to attempt to detect all possible benefits of existing approaches, methods, technologies and concepts. Multiple-level character and integrity of the domain serves as a basis for singling out whole thematic clusters which we would gladly suggest for discussing.

Foreign Languages (FL) Methodology and Pedagogy 

Distant learning and Digitalisation
Education and society: FL studying locally and globally
Foreign Language learning incorporates dealing with a wide range of tasks and is inextricably connected with the constantly changing world, moreover, it is closely connected with a number of disciplines, namely, translation studies, sociology, psychology, business and others. On top of that, Foreign Language learning intensifies brainwork, improves performance, assists in adapting to new cultural reality, which in turn discovers unlimited opportunities. The scope is but not limited to the following issues:

  • Modern problems of the Foreign Languages teaching methodology and the ways of their solving.
  • Teaching translation, Intercultural Communication, International affairs and Business communication at Foreign Language classes.
  • The role of art, music and creative work within Foreign Languages teaching.
  • Soft skills development through Foreign Languages.
It goes without saying that our world from now on is like never before immersed in the digital and online era. We read online, we talk online, we share emotions online and we study online. How come? Where is this thin edge of the wedge which led to this transference? Though even most acute question is how teachers, students, parents, the internet and digital sphere collaborate? How the whole new world of education is being moulded from the scratch? 

We know that this digital sphere is closely interrelated to the rest of the suggested; thus, we are extremely excited to listen to those collaboration ways and suggest such directions as:

  • Educational Institutions readiness to transfer to distant and digital learning.
  • The future of FL Education in the digitalised world.
  • Social communication when learning distantly.
  • Technologies in education and FL teaching, specifically, artificial intelligence.
  • Statistics and psychometrics within Foreign Languages teaching.
Globalization has had a tremendous impact on education. Since distant learning has intensified, we witnessed a significant shift to going even more global, which in its turn brings people of different cultures, nationalities and religions together making everyone more cautious about their behaviour, teaching and learning methods, materials and strategies. To consider this aspect, we deem the following topics vital for covering:

  • Comparative analysis of world education, FL teaching methods.
  • Migration as a factor influencing Foreign Languages education.
  • Gender/culture/ethnic/religious/ethical differences to consider when educating.
  • Educational diversity development, within FL studies in particular.
  • Open education (FL learning).
  • National identity in FL learning/education.
  • Bilingualism and multilingual space.
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