Some aspects of the interculturality in contemporary didactic processes in Slovakia

  • Andrea Markulíková Konstantin the Philosopher University in Nitra, Faculty of Arts, Institut of Romanistic Studies, Stefanikova 67, SK-94974 Nitra, Slovakia


In Slovakia, the presence of foreign experts and etc. their families form the contemporary context of interculturality. Interculturality between linguistic environments has been historically set in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In France, historical colonial empire, this aspect has been known and explored at some levels. In modern period, influences of the foreign massmedia can be observed as well. In Slovakia there are primary and secondary schools teaching in foreign languages, not only children of foreigners or attending, but also children of Slovak citizens. In this environment, the intercultural influence will be analysed by qualitative and quantitative methods. The experimental model of ca 150 presschooler of primary and high schools with language teaching will be created. This statistical group will be divided into 3 linguistic subgroups: I. the homogenous Slovak subgroupII: the heterogeneous subgroupIII. the homogenous foreign subgroup In a time order, standardized interviews and other methods focused on interculturality will be used for the examination of responses of all three groups’ subjects. The Common European Linguistic Framework (CELV) can be used from didactic point of view. The results are likely to suggest the impact of intercultural factors in the didactic process will increase significantly in the near future.
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