Trofimenko M. P.

POSSIBILITIES OF THE PROGRAMME «ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC MOBILITY» FOR THE FORMATION OF COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Abstract:

Rapid changes occurring in the country, increasing globalization and the inevitable involvement of Russian society in global processes and the expansion of communicative space lead to the growing demand for specialists who are competent in all fields of human activity. This means that the problems of efficiency in professional activity are relevant. Efficient communication is an essential quality for a modern professional on the global labor market. Hence, the formation and further development of a professional communicative competence is a task to be solved in higher education institutions. In this regard, the requirements for the level of Foreign Language Teaching and foreign language proficiency for the graduates of non-linguistic programs of universities are changing continuously. The purpose of this article is to show that a sufficient level of foreign language (English) proficiency is one of the conditions for a successful accession of our university into the world educational space and then into a professional one. The author advocates the opinion that one of the obstacles to the integration of Russian graduates into the global academic and professional communities is poor English language proficiency. The author considers «English for Academic Mobility» programme as one of important components for the development of the professional competence in future graduates. Describing the experience of Nizhnevartovsk State University the author proposes the content of the «English for Academic Mobility» programme. The need for the participation of our students in the programme is justified in the article. According to the author, the convincing proof of the programme effectiveness is the participation of our undergraduates in student exchange programmes during which they put to use the acquired knowledge and skills.

About the autors:

Marina Pavlovna Trofimenko, Candidate of Pedagogic Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages

Place of employment:

Nizhnevartovsk State University

Contacts:

e-mail: mtrophimenko@mail.ru

Key words:

world educational space professional competence; communicative competence; «English for Academic Mobility» programme