Formation of EFL students linguocultural competence through paremiology in Karakalpakstan


Author(s): Sarsenbaeva Zoya Jangabay qizi

The article emphasizes the effectiveness of developing the linguocultural competence of students who study English as a foreign language through learning paremiology. Positive impacts of studying proverbs and ways of teaching them are described in the article. Also, classification of Karakalpak proverbs is interpreted, and some proverbs related to animals in the English and equivalents given in the Karakalpak language comparatively. The paper aims at giving students a clear understanding of the linguocultural interactions throughout its development, and to assist them in forming linguocultural competence with the help of materials in the English and Karakalpak languages based on empirical, qualitative, comparative, semantic methods analyses. Participants were the 1st year students of the departments of General pedagogy and psychology and Methods of teaching Physics at Nukus state pedagogical institute. Furthermore, interviews for the research problem were based upon fifteen questions and questionnaires were administered and interviews were conducted. The author concludes that through learning national proverbs based on a comparative analysis, students will be able to learn national and foreign culture, and develop linguocultural competence as well.


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