*App Ling* Citizenship education in the English language classroom

The purpose of this presentation is to explore whether integrating citizenship education into teaching English as a foreign language can increase the motivation of the students and improve their language proficiency. Citizenship education gives students knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in society at local, national and international levels. It helps them to become informed, thoughtful and responsible citizens who are aware of their rights and, subsequently, conscious of their duties. Citizenship education promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, making students more self-confident and responsible both in and beyond the classroom. It helps students to play a part in the life of their educational institutions, neighbourhoods, communities and the wider world.

This research explores university students’ education on the principles of citizenship education through foreign language classroom communication. Foreign language teachers can easily follow these ethics with every feature of a foreign language classroom. Lecturers initiate a foreign language environment in which students become collaborative citizens who practice tolerance and mutual respect. This depicts how teachers act as mentors who guide students to be motivated for citizenship education and follow its principles through communication in a foreign language classroom.

Nadiya Ivanenko is a Research Fellow in citizenship education at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, and Chairperson of the English-Speaking Union, Ukraine. Previously in Ukraine, Nadiya was Associate Professor in the Department for Germanic Languages, World Literature and Teaching Methodology in the Faculty of Ukrainian Philology, Foreign Languages and Social Communications, and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages at the Central Ukrainian State University. Her PhD was in Comparative Linguistics.