Eva Pechočiaková Svitačová
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9564-5204
Bibliographic citation: (ISSN 2657-9774) Educational Role of Language Journal. Volume 2021-1(5). COVID-19 – A Source of Threats or Opportunities for Linguistic Education, pp. 46-57
Intercultural communication is a type of social interaction in a multicultural society, which can help to solve problems related to the coexistence of cultures, as well as global problems that affect all people on Earth, regardless of cultural affiliation. Currently, such a problem is the COVID pandemic. In an effort to find solutions that respect the rights and interests of members of all cultures, this paper first introduces the policy of multiculturalism, but it focuses mainly on the importance of intercultural communication in the multicultural society which, among other things, helps the members to realize that fighting against this pandemic and dealing with its consequences is a common good for all of them.They should work together for this good to respect the interests of all people and cultures in the world. At the same time, the COVID pandemic becomes a challenge for ethics to strengthen the cohesion and cooperation of cultures and, from its point of view, to predict a solution for the benefit of everyone..
Keywords: COVID pandemic, cultures, multiculturalism, intercultural communication, common good, ethics
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