Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / Translation as a Means of Teaching Intercultural Communication

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Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences. 2012 5 (6)
Annenkova, Arina V.
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Annenkova, Arina V. : Irkutsk State Linguistic University , 8 Lenin st., Irkutsk, 664025 Russia , e-mail:
translation as a teaching technique; professional translation; Grammar Translation Method; Communicative Language Teaching; Intercultural Communicative Competence; close reading; authentic text

Translation process is a complicated phenomenon, which involves human cognitive sphere and intercultural issues and, thus, requires interdisciplinary studies. Speculating about translation from methodological perspective helps to find new ways of using it as an effective technique for foreign language acquisition. The purpose of this article is to differentiate between professional translation and translation as an EFL teaching technique, prove the necessity and benefit of the latter for developing students intercultural communicative competence at EFL classes.

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