Обучение английскому речевому этикету взрослых: от теории к практике
Nowadays learning a foreign language is closely connected with mastering communication norms and traditions practiced by its native speakers, which entails integrating intercultural competence development into teaching foreign languages. Educators face the task of choosing the way to implement the achievements in the theory of national communicative behaviour into their work in order to cater for their learners who aim both to be understood and accepted when communicating in a foreign language. Nevertheless, teaching foreign language speech etiquette tends to be ignored by teachers as well as by learners, firstly due to the lack of resources, secondly because of the commonly shared attitude to speech etiquette as something that “goes without saying”. A training has proved to be the most effective way to develop cross-cultural awareness beyond the main course of English through interactive tasks and combination of the core theory with practice. The report analyses the experience of training adult professionals to master the English speech etiquette and identifying some tasks to be researched further.