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Language as a Bridge to Intercultural Communication & Understanding: Teaching Module, LABICUM

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.05.02  Humanities  Linguistics  Theoretical and applied linguistics 

Code Science Field
H004  Humanities  Philology 
H360  Humanities  Applied linguistics, foreign languages teaching, sociolinguistics 
Keywords
Coexistence of languages and cultures, intercultural communication (ICC), learning /teaching languages, education for democratic citizenship, social interaction, optional teaching modules, lifelong learning, training for successful integration in the labour market and the market of knowledge.
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (10)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  13008  PhD Neva Čebron  Linguistics  Researcher  2004 - 2007  180 
2.  11607  PhD Lucija Čok  Linguistics  Head  2004 - 2007  450 
3.  28052  PhD Robert De Beaugrande  Linguistics  Researcher  2006 
4.  19272  PhD Marina Furlan  Psychology  Researcher  2004 - 2005  136 
5.  21564  PhD Rok Lampe  Law  Researcher  2005  340 
6.  17863  PhD Vesna Mikolič  Linguistics  Researcher  2004 - 2007  566 
7.  00863  PhD Albina Nećak-Lük  Linguistics  Researcher  2004 - 2007  351 
8.  01970  PhD Sonja Novak-Lukanović  Linguistics  Researcher  2004 - 2007  514 
9.  28280  PhD Gruša Zlobec  Linguistics  Researcher  2007  16 
10.  24613  PhD Nives Zudič Antonič  Literary sciences  Researcher  2004 - 2007  373 
Organisations (3)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0507  Institute for Ethnic Studies  Ljubljana  5051517000  4,471 
2.  0581  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts  Ljubljana  1627058  97,474 
3.  1510  Science and Research Centre Koper  Koper  7187416000  13,761 
Abstract
Understanding socially ( culturally) determined principles of verbal and non-verbal behaviour signals undelines an efficient communication act within any languistic group, especially in multicultural environments. The aim of our research is to analyse communication patterns of linguistic communities in contact areas, either geographically or as official EU languages. The interdisciplinary teaching modules, linking linguistic instruction with ICC and citizenship issues, resulting from our research, will add a new dimension to teaching/ learning approches of modern languages (English, Italian, German, French) at the tertiary level within UP. The assessment element will be enhanced by development of ICC Portfolios for each language module. Cultural identification and contrastive analysis, interwoven with tertiary language instruction, will serve as an awareness raising approach to understanding other linguistic groups, thus helping students to recognise culturally bound behaviour patterns reflected in linguistic mapping. The same ICC principles will also be incorporated into tailor-made courses offered and marketed to various businesses (co-financing the project), as well as to public administration institutions within the region. Furthermore, ICC and Citizenship Education topics will be included in courses of applied linguistics in Slovene, whereby the stress will shift to analyses of communicative functions in Slovene in areas of contact with other languages. ICC teaching modules will be offered as optional courses within the different institutions of higher education forming UP, as well as to other Slovene institutions of higher education. They will be further developed in cooperation with Universities of Venice (Ca" Foscari), Udine, Trieste and Padova, institutions with which we are about to stipulate agreements of cooperation. At the last stage of the project UP"s researchers and lectures will devise study courses (specializations and post- graduate courses) integrating ICC and language instruction with anthropological, sociological, ethnographic and didactic features of the graduate courses, thus upgrading the latter. The results of the project will be evaluated in terms of goals achieved in the piloting phase along the parameters of customer satisfaction, curricular requirements and content suitability.
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