THE INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OF TRANSLATORS

L. Satarova, O. Akimova, I. Kurmaeva, N. Deputatova, I. Abdulganeeva

Kazan Federal University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
The rationale for the problem under study lies in modern requirements for improving processes of foreign languages teaching and students-translators training. The introduction of the concept "competence" into foreign languages training allows to solve the basic problem of theory and practice coordination in educational processes and in real life. The peculiarity of the pedagogical purposes of competencies development consists not in that they are built within the methods of the teacher, but are considered from the viewpoint on the skills acquired by trainees through their development in the course of intercultural and social experience.

The article highlights the notion “intercultural competence”, which is regarded as the foundation of intercultural communication. The application of intercultural communication to teaching processes is possible through modern information environment of a university, the conceptual model of intercultural communication teaching, the system of approved methodological support materials including skills development workshops and their models. The authors work out the types, themes and models for intercultural competency development and use them in a real life university environment. The training toolkit is offered for learning and mastering foreign languages and translation training including the aspects of intercultural communication: intercultural knowledge actualisation, comparison and contrasting of cultural and language issues, integration of language and subject knowledge, active learning. The results of the research can be used for further investigation of intercultural and language competency and teaching languages and translation.