THE PROBLEM OF USING FAIRY-TAILES TO TEACH PUPILS ENGLISH AT PRIMARY SCHOOL
In this article it was shown that studying a foreign language was not possible without the formation of pupils’ socio-cultural competence. Foreign-language socio-cultural competence is the knowledge of the cultural features of native speakers, their habits, traditions, norms of behavior, etiquette, and the ability to understand and adequately use them in intercultural communication, while remaining a model of behavior of a person of another culture.
Socio-cultural competence is formed on the materials of fairy-tales determined the success of communication with representatives of foreign language culture, allowing pupils from primary school to feel confident and convenient in a foreign-language environment. It was shown that various kinds of fairy-tales, each of which revealed a particular aspect of the culture of a foreign-language country, became to a teacher a method in helping him/her to form socio-cultural competence of pupils. Choosing a fairy-tale a teacher should take into account the educational objectives of the lesson, so that it becomes a successful means of learning a foreign language.
The linguistic material of fairy-tales is based on principles of easy and creative learning. Here the thematic approach is combined with grammatical and semantic ones, and language models and speech patterns are gradually becoming more complex. One and the same sentence scheme can be used in different situations, since talking with a child uses fabulous scenes that do not prevent the emergence of a large number of analogous expressions.