Interkulturalita ve výuce jazyků na Vysoké škole Burgenland
CASALC Review, 5(1), 74-87
Since its establishment in 1993, the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland in Eisenstadt has been among the pioneers teaching CEE languages within the higher education sector.This article briefly presents the instruction,teaching and learning of absolute language beginners continuing to level B1, combined with intercultural knowledge. Among other things, the bilaterals ummer university in the land of the chosen language implements its own tandem teaching materials of language together with intercultural communication, the knowledge of which is put into practice during the fifteen week work placement in a foreign country. This article focuses on specialized business language courses at level B1. In connection with this, special materials for „Testing and Monitoring of Foreign Language Competence“ for independent study were developed and introduced. Test examples are chosen from the following chapters: Lexis-Grammar, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Intercultural Communication. These tests verify basic terminology, understanding of professionally oriented tests, various strategies and tactics for reading and listening, the ability to use different expressions in oral and written form, and last but not least, intercultural competence. Further practical examples from Czech (as a second foreign language) instruction are given.
Foreign Language Competence