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Selection Criteria of Media Resources in the Context of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures

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The purpose of this study is to specify the cultural and educational characteristics of modern media discourse and determine the principles for selecting electronic information resources for foreign language teaching / learning based on their cultural and educational potential. The survey on the cultural and educational characteristics of the media space in the context of the dialogue of culture, conducted at the Foreign Language Department in Moscow State Pedagogical University (February 2022), and the discursive analysis showed that modern media space can be characterized by mythologization, interactivity, manipulativeness, hypertextuality, clustering, social orientation, clipping, dialogicity, multiculturalism, symbolism, eventfulness, ideologization, educational value, and mobility. According to the respondents, such characteristics as interactivity, multiculturalism, educational value, mobility, and dialogicity possess a positive potential for foreign language learning, but clipping, eventfulness, ideologization, manipulativeness, mythologization, and social orientation can negatively influence the educational process. It is especially important to consider it while selecting social media resources that possess a big potential for forming an intercultural competence in the dialogue of cultures. The fundamental principles of media resources selection included the principle of taking into account the developed characteristics, and the principle of excluding media resources with negative characteristics. Further studies are needed to determine the directions of modeling the cultural media space with educational tasks and those including intercultural interaction.

About the Authors

M. A. Ariyan
Nizhny Novgorod Linguistics University
Russian Federation

Margarita A. Ariyan, PhD in Education is professor

Nizhny Novgorod

L. V. Balkova
Moscow Pedagogical State University
Russian Federation

Larisa V. Balkova, PhD in Linguistics is associate professor


N. V. Gorobynskaya
Moscow Pedagogical State University
Russian Federation

Nadezhda V. Gorobynskaya, PhD in Education is associate professor




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Ariyan M.A., Balkova L.V., Gorobynskaya N.V. Selection Criteria of Media Resources in the Context of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures. Professional Discourse & Communication. 2022;4(3):54-67.

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