<p>The pa per em phasizes the pros pects of cross-cultural dialog as a means of poly-cultural education, and demonstrates the ex perience of culture dialog referring to a foreign language university course. Analyzing the existing definitions and s pecificities of cross-cultural dialog, the author regards it as a communicative context of culture clashes, as well as the mechanism of mutual understanding and enrichment in cultural and semantic s pheres. Consequently, the cross-cultural dialogue and its further reflection hel p to develo p active life attitude and readiness for professional activity in a situation of multicultural diversity; on the other hand, it develo ps students’ ethnic identity, em pathy, and ability to re present the native culture. The theoretical part of the research presents a three-stage formation model of the cross-culture dialog aimed at develo ping a multicultural personality; the practical part describes a seminar on the cross-culture dialog with students s pecializing in the Theory and Methods of English Language Teaching at Tumen State University. The pa per is addressed to methodologists and foreign language teaches both practicing and pros pective.</p
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