SEARCHING OF WAYS IN EFFECTIVE PLURILINGUAL TEACHER-TRAINEES PREPARATION
[HLADANIE CIEST K EFEKTIVNEJ PLURILINGUALNEJ PRIPRAVE BUDUCICH UCITELOV]
The article addresses the issue of how to raise the effectiveness of foreign language teaching of future teachers so that they would be better prepared for their future professional performance in its multicultural and intercultural context in Europe. It stresses particularly the need and the teaching methods of the plurilingual preparation of students through which the student acquire new knowledge of simultaneously more new languages based on the existing language competences. The first part of the study characterizes current approaches to plurilingual courses as well as the specific needs of the age category of young adults learning languages. The author presents several teaching methods that support the effectivity of modern plurilingual instruction, aimed at multiple targets (at language skills, higher cognitive skills and acquiring knowledge of specialized content). The last section provides an overview of some results from the longitudinal research (in several phases from year 2000 to year 2015) of courses implementing the listed aims and teaching methods.
plurilingualism, intercultural competence, stimulating activities, brain, language learning, effectiveness, teaching