© Media Watch 11 (4) 699-708, 2020
ISSN 0976-0911 | e-ISSN 2249-8818
Language Animation as a Method of
Foreign Students Communicative Adaptation
Albina Anvarovna Bilyalova1, Elmira Rashitovna Ibragimova2, &
Olga Yurievna Rozhdestvenskaya3
1,2Kazan Federal University, Russia
3Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Internationalization is a priority for many universities around the world. Adaptation of international students to study conditions in the university is one of the main problems that the university management, psychologists, and teachers have to solve. The issue of adaptation of international students and their socialization implies implementing everyday interaction between carriers of different values and developing a constructive dialogue between representatives of other cultures; it is multi-cultural communication. The article considers language animation as a tool for the adaptation of international students, which contributes to the achievement of a stable focus on learning; international students can use that for better transformation at host universities. It will lead to a better understanding of the host culture and thereby develop intercultural communication among students. The overall effect would be a harmonious relationship between students of various cultures and improved learning and team activities to make them better professionals.
Keywords: Adaptation, international students, international communication, language animation, language department, socialization.
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Albina Anvarovna Bilyalova is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Philology at Naberezhnye Chelny Institute (branch) of Kazan Federal University, Russia. Dr. Bilyalova’s research concentrates on innovative methods in pedagogy, language dynamics, and the impact of Internet discourse on language development. Her academic interests are also in problems of accessibility of the digital educational environment of higher education for students with disabilities.
Elmira Rashitovna Ibragimova is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Philology and History (Department of Russian Language and Literature) at Yelabuga Institute (branch) of Kazan Federal University, Russia. Her scientific research interests include modern tracks of linguistics, the main trends in comparative linguistics. Dr. Ibragimova is experienced in developing electronic educational resources, engaged in testing foreign citizens in the Russian language to obtain a patent, temporary residence permit, residence permit, citizenship.
Olga Yurievna Rozhdestvenskaya is a senior Lecturer in the Department of Science and Humanities at the Institute of Russian Language and Culture of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. Her research interests lie in literature theory, teaching literature methods to international students, and intercultural communication theory.
Correspondence to: Albina Anvarovna Bilyalova, Naberezhnye Chelny Institute (branch) of Kazan Federal University, Prospekt Mira d. 68/19 (1/18), Naberezhnye Chelny, Republic of Tatarstan, 423812 Russia
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