Language, Culture, and Ecology: Investigating ECLA Levels at GraduateLevel Education

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  • Vesna Prodanovska-Poposka St. Kliment Ohridski University


Ecological Critical Language Awareness, higher education, environment education, linguistic diversity


Ecological Critical Language Awareness (ECLA) is a concept that has recently been present
among higher education students and graduates, looking into the interconnectedness of language, culture,
and ecological knowledge. The study explores the level of ECLA among master's and PhD students
enrolled in the academic year 2023-24 at the Faculty of Biotechical Sciences, St. Kliment Ohridski
University- Bitola. N. Macedonia. According to the findings from a questionnaire verified in previous
research, the study investigates the ECLA levels, their relationship to linguistic dynamics, and the factors
influencing their development. The study's results are provided from data collected from 12 participants
and reveal varying ECLA levels, whereas exposure to cultural and linguistic experiences has been
identified, providing an overview of reflective practices and the educator's role as a critical factor.


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Author Biography

Vesna Prodanovska-Poposka, St. Kliment Ohridski University

Department/Research Institute, University, Country Faculty of Biotechnical Sciences-Bitola,  N. Macedonia


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Prodanovska-Poposka, V. (2024). Language, Culture, and Ecology: Investigating ECLA Levels at GraduateLevel Education. International Journal of Advanced Natural Sciences and Engineering Researches, 8(5), 23–29. Retrieved from

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