EFFECTIVE WAYS OF FORMING STUDENTS' COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE IN INTERACTIVE INDEPENDENT WORK

E.N. Malyuga1, E.V. Ponomarenko2

1Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
2Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
This paper is devoted to students’ interactive independent work within the framework of professional language learning.
The critical role of profession-oriented foreign language lies in its interdisciplinary character as the integration of different fields provides a person with the necessary specialised knowledge and competence.

Professional language is characterised by a limited sphere of specific communication. Professional language has peculiar grammar, but its distinctive feature is lexical and phraseological structure. Professional language is a narrower concept than a general literary language as its functions are gnoseological, cognitive, epistemic, informative, logical, intellectual and communicative functions.

Moreover, foreign language profoundly contributes to the professional expertise of students.
Interactive independent work enables students to develop not only their language skills, but also their effective intellectual activity, communicative competence and analytical thinking.

A lot of scholars underline the necessity to intensify students’ intellectual activity. Emotional regulation of the students’ thinking activity is the foremost task of the foreign language lecturers. So there exists the interrelation between motivation and positive emotional state of the students.
As information society has brought effective means of learning such as information and communication technologies, there is constant integration of internet resources into independent learning activities in teaching profession-oriented foreign language. It gives an opportunity to expand access to education, to form a system of open education, to create a highly qualified professional.

Interactive approach is one of the means to achieve communicative goals. Since the main objective of the independent work in the course of profession-oriented language learning is development of interpersonal and teamwork skills, the realisation of interactive communication approach is possible through the use of interactive learning technologies.

One of the effective ways of forming communicative competence when teaching professional language is use of information technologies. This is the most innovative and prospective method of teaching which improves all the previously used ones owing to the reformation of the educational system.

The results of this investigation clearly demonstrate that one of the main characteristics of interactive independent tasks is mastering new knowledge and creating new ideas.