O. V. Nefyodov

MODERN CONCEPTS OF TEACHING NON-LINGUISTIC STUDENTS FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Abstract:

Rapid transformations taking place in the Russian economy set new requirements to the quality of foreign language teaching of graduates of non-linguistic higher education institutions. New socio-economic paradigm is set on the transition from the technologies based on the use of energy resources to technologies based on the use of information. Lack of foreign language professionals of various specialties hinders their integration into the global professional community. The article discusses current concepts of teaching foreign languages to students of non-linguistic specialties and analyzes points of view of domestic and foreign scholars on the system and modeling in teaching foreign languages. The author adheres to the provision that the possession of students - future professionals of foreign language com-municative competence in higher educational institutions of non-linguistic profile is an essential component of training specialists of any profile. In order to achieve effective results in activities it is necessary to have professional competence, which is manifested in the ability to use the acquired knowledge and skills. Formation of professional competence is realized on the basis of system-activity and competence approaches, systemic use of professional context and gradual saturation of educational process with professional activity elements. The activity component acts as a conceptual framework of the rationalization of the learning process as the activity content requires its corresponding technologies, forms of organization of educational process and methods of teaching foreign languages.

About the autors:

Oleg Vladimirovich Nefyodov, Candidate of Pedagogic Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of Theory and History of State and Law

Place of employment:

Pyatigorsk branch of «Plekhanov Russian University of Economics»

Contacts:

e-mail: pallasstadt@gmail.com

Key words:

foreign language teaching; non-linguistic higher education institutions; system-activity approach; competence based approach; modeling