Aušra Stepanovienė


Evolving processes of globalization, liberalization and integration and their induced changes pose new challenges to learning/teaching of foreign languages and cultural competence development. Law enforcement officers frequently face difficulties perceiving and interpreting actions and behaviour of citizens from other cultures. It may have the negative impact on law enforcement officers’ communication and prevent them from efficient performing of their duties, which include safety of the community. Therefore, while preparing future law enforcement officers it is of crucial importance to develop their cultural competence. The article covers law enforcers’ attitude towards the cultural aspect of professional foreign language learning/teaching, its significance and development possibilities in studies of law enforcement at Mykolas Romeris University, Public Security Academy


future law enforcement officers; culture; cultural competence

Full Text:



Bendrieji Europos kalbų mokymosi, mokymo ir vertinimo metmenys. (2008). Vilnius: Firidas.

Blasko, A. (2008). Diversity and Dialogue:Culture and Values in the Age of Globalization. New York: Council for Research and Values.

Byram, M., Gribkova, B.,Starkey, H. (2002). Developing the Intercultural Dimension in Language Teaching:a Practical Introduction for Teachers. Strasbourg:the Council of Europe.

Chop, D. (2017). Addressing Cultural Bias in the Legal Profession. University of Michigan.

Developing Key Competences at School in Europe:Challenges and Opportunities for Policy.Eurydice Report. (2012). Luxembourg:Publications Office of the European Union [žiūrėta 2018 m. lapkričio mėn. 20 d.]. Prieiga per internetą:

Education and Training in Europe 2020 – the contribution of education and training to economic recovery, growth and jobs. (2012). Tarybos išvados.[žiūrėta 2018 m. lapkričio mėn. 4 d.]. Prieiga per internetą:

Iljin, E.P. (2001). Emocijos ir jausmai. Sankt-Peterburgas.

Intercultural competence – the key competence in the 21st century? (Theses by the Bertelsmann Stiftung based on the models of intercultural competence by Dr. D.K.Deardorff). [žiūrėta 2018 gruodžio mėn. 5 d.] Preiga per internetą:

Kim, Y.Y. (2005). Adapting to a New Culture:An Integrative Communication Theory. In: Gudykunst W.B. Theorizing about Intercultural Communication. Thousand Oaks, CA:Sage Publications Ltd.

Lietuvos Respublikos švietimo įstatymas. Nauja įstatymo redakcija 2016 m. balandžio 7 d. Nr. XII-2290.

Lifelong Learning Programme Call for Proposals 2011–2013 Strategic Priorities. (2010). [žiūrėta 2019 m. kovo 18 d.]. Prieiga per internetą: prior_en.pdf.

Mažeikis, G. (2010). Filosofas Gintautas Mažeikis: moralė gali naikinti kultūrą ir atvirkščiai. Šiaurės Atėnai, 2010-03-03, Nr.979 [žiūrėta 2019 m. sausio 10 d.]. Prieiga per internetą:

Pasikowska-Schnass, M. (2017) Arts, culture, and cultural awareness in education. European Parliament. [žiūrėta 2019 m. kovo 2 d.]. Prieiga per internetą: thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2017)608807.

Pegrum, M. (2008). Film, Culture and Identity:Critical Inercultural Literacies for the Language Classroom. T.8, Nr.2. [žiūrėta 2018 m gruodžio 20 d.] Prieiga per internetą:

Šernas, V. (2006) Svarbi metodologinio kalbų mokymosi modelio dimensija. Acta paedagogica Vilnensia, Nr. 16.

Visuotinė lietuvių enciklopedija. (2007). Vilnius, Mokslo ir enciklopedijų leidybos institutas. T. XI, p. 224-225.


  • There are currently no refbacks.