Teaching a Second (Foreign) Language in Diverse Classes


  • Naira Bepievi Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University


Second Language, Foreign Language, Teaching, Diversity, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Phonetics, Morphology, Syntax.


In diverse classes, that is, in classes in which multilingual students study, the difficulties that accompany the teaching of a second language (foreign language) should be taken into account. In schools where the Ossetian language is taught, Georgians learn this language together with Ossetian children. It is known that the Ossetian language belongs to the group of Indo-European languages and, naturally, differs from the Caucasian languages, although there are some similarities between them. This difference concerns both phonetics, morphology and syntax. In this work, we will touch upon some morphological and syntactic peculiarities, which should be known and taken into account when studying/teaching this language in diverse classes. In order to better guide the teaching/learning process, this work will analyze the ways and methods of overcoming grammatical difficulties. It should be taken into account the circumstance that in most Indo-European languages there is no category of behavior and contact. Comparative methods explain some of the characteristics of verbs, verbal nouns, prepositions, and other categories. In addition to theoretical material, the work will take into account practical exercises that will be of interest to both teachers and students.



How to Cite

Bepievi, N. (2023). Teaching a Second (Foreign) Language in Diverse Classes. International Journal of Multilingual Education, (19), 74–80. Retrieved from https://openjournals.ge/index.php/ijml/article/view/6711