M. K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University (Russia)
Abstract. The article is devoted to the problem of language education in the multicultural aspect. The urgency of the problem is due to modernization of education with its course on the use of the educational process for harmonization of interethnic relations, on multicultural education. The content of the problem is revealed through consideration of the question of multicultural component of language education. The aim of the article is to reveal the content, functions and structure of the multicultural component. It is revealed that the content of the multicultural component of language education includes a set of interrelated external (regional-cultural, ethnic-cultural, socio-cultural, intercultural) and internal (world-reflective) elements. The main functions of the multicultural component are cognitive, evaluative, personal-oriented, and integrative functions. In accordance with the functions, the structural levels of the multicultural component – enculturation, communicative-linguistic and information – are distinguished.
Keywords: multicultural component; language education; intercultural cooperation