Ситуативно-обусловленное обучение как средство знакомства с лингвокультурным кодом иноязычного социума
Vergleichende Konzeptologie in der Theorie und Praxis der interculturellen Kommunication
Modernisation of the system of linguistic training can be reflected in the development of new initiatives in foreign language teaching. The article carries the algorythm of organising the students' self-study in learning foreign language for the purpose of building their professionally-focused communicative competence.
The paper discusses the problem of introducing the strategy of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) to develop the skills of cross-cultural communication in international environment among university students. The aims of the pilot course included raising intercultural awareness, building cross-cultural communication and English language skills. Ways of tackling these problems and students’ post-course feedback are analyzed and explicated in this paper.
Institutions affect investment decisions, including investments in human capital. Hence institutions are relevant for the allocation of talent. Good market-supporting institutions attract talent to productive value-creating activities, whereas poor ones raise the appeal of rent-seeking. We propose a theoretical model that predicts that more talented individuals are particularly sensitive in their career choices to the quality of institutions, and test these predictions on a sample of around 95 countries of the world. We find a strong positive association between the quality of institutions and graduation of college and university students in science, and an even stronger negative correlation with graduation in law. Our findings are robust to various specifications of empirical models, including smaller samples of former colonies and transition countries. The quality of human capital makes the distinction between educational choices under strong and weak institutions particularly sharp. We show that the allocation of talent is an important link between institutions and growth.