ARPHA Proceedings 4: 616-626, doi: 10.3897/ap.e4.e0616
Foreign language Internet environment and its impact on cultural self-determination of students
expand article infoNataliia E. Merkish
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The relevance of the problem.In modern language education, Internet resources are intensively used, which together create a cultural and linguistic Internet environment. This environment can be defined as a virtual space in which the perception of information and the exchange of it is realized. It seems relevant to consider the issues of the influence of the Internet environment used in the process of learning foreign languages on the formation of a student's personality, and, in particular, his national and cultural self-determination.Purpose of the article. The empirical research was carried out in the process of teaching German as a second foreign language to international students of the 4th year of MGIMO. Its purpose was to consider the problem of the influence of the Internet environment on the cultural self-determination of students.Methodology. When conducting an empirical study of the influence of the Internet environment on self-determination of students, the author used methods of analysis of scientific and theoretical sources, analysis and systematization of empirical experience.Results. The study identified the advantages and controversial aspects of using the Internet environment. In order to neutralize the influence of the environment, the following recommendations were formulated: the use of pluralism of the information space, the development of critical thinking skills, the need to teach students the basics of cultural-critical analysis of the source.
foreign language Internet environment, teaching foreign languages, cultural self-determination of students