Developing the Pedagogical Skills of Prospective Teachers for Teaching Languages in an Intercultural Kindergarten Environment

Evgenia Minkova Topolska

Abstract


Language learning is a prerequisite for successful intercultural communication. Learning the official language of a country is of significant importance for this process as well as for learning English, which is a globally accepted language in the international community. The training of students, prospective teachers, to work in an intercultural environment includes a complex development of linguistic, pedagogical and intercultural competence.
This article is dedicated to developing student teachers’ pedagogical skills in teaching the official language of a country (Bulgarian language in this case) as part of their overall training in intercultural education. The theoretical part contains a brief analysis of specialized linguistic, pedagogical and methodological literature as well as an analysis of preschool education programs in the Republic of Bulgaria.


Keywords


pedagogical skills, language teaching, intercultural environment

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15388/ActPaed.2017.38.10794