Internet Memes as a Means to Form Learners’ Linguo-Cultural Competence when Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language
Pisar' Nadezhda Vladimirovna
Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
Abstract. The article examines the methodology of using Internet memes when teaching Russian as a foreign language, analyses the efficiency of Internet memes as a means promoting the formation of foreign learners’ linguo-cultural competence. The paper aims to justify the reasonability of using Internet memes when forming foreign-language speakers’ linguo-cultural competence in the process of the Russian language acquisition. Scientific originality of the study involves justifying the efficiency of using Internet memes when forming foreign learners’ linguo-cultural competence, a component of the communicative competence, which serves as a basis for further development of their language competences. The research findings are as follows: specificity of Internet memes as a source of linguo-cultural information is revealed, reasonability of their usage when teaching Russian as a foreign language is justified, their potential as a means to form foreign learners’ linguo-cultural competence is identified.
Key words and phrases: русский язык как иностранный, интернет-язык, интернет-мем, лингвострановедение, лингвострановедческая компетенция, мотивация, Russian as a foreign language, Internet language, Internet meme, culture-through-language studies, linguo-cultural competence, motivation
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