London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Communicative Competences as an Instrument for European Identity

Author(s) Lobanova, T., & Shunin, Y.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
Complex historical processes have generated national identities conditioned by sharing a common language, traditions, ethnic roots and often religion. Continuing processes are generating a new European identity, which will be possible only if the characteristic of language is shared for communication and cooperation. The status of English as a Language for International Communication is undisputed and rarely attracts critical scrutiny. But we often ignore the fact that not all European citizens are English speakers. We describe developing interdisciplinary and the quantitative analysis of results when the educational language environment is the basis for transdisciplinary cooperation.

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