How to promote active citizenship through foreign language teaching?

Written by: Slava Tcherpokova & Verzhiniya Velkova,  New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Abstract:

Nowadays the gap between policymakers and citizens is widening and there is a growing concern about social apathy, passive citizenship and declining social attitudes in a multicultural Europe and particularly in Bulgaria. In this context, the question that this paper addresses is if, and to what extent, the way we teach foreign language impacts Active Citizenship and what can be done to enhance Active Citizenship through language teaching?

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