Multiculturalism in the study of a foreign language in high school
Nailya Fattakhova, Kazan (Volga region) Federal University (Russian Federation)
Aida Sadykova, Kazan (Volga region) Federal University (Russian Federation)
Anastasia Mubarakshina, Kazan (Volga region) Federal University (Russian Federation)
Luiza Zakirova, Kazan (Volga region) Federal University (Russian Federation)
The multicultural society requires new outlook, aimed at the integration of cultures and people with a view to the further rapprochement and spiritual enrichment. English as a global language is the important means of students' social competence formation with respect for languages, traditions and culture of other nations. Despite the numerous studies on the problem of international communication, there are insufficient works dedicated to the use of a foreign language as the means of the formation of a tolerant personality of a student in the university multicultural environment. This article deals with the theoretical and methodological bases of the formation of a tolerant personality of students by means of a foreign language in high school, including: concepts of cultural pluralism, culture of inter ethnical communication, linguistic multicultural education, bilingual communication; the theory of multicultural education and the dialogue of cultures. The students of the experimental group participated in testing, interviewing and self-evaluation. A foreign language contributes to the formation of students' tolerance, which includes impartiality towards the representatives of other countries and cultures, and the ability to live and interact in a modern multicultural world.