• T. O. Pakhomova Zaporizhzhya National University
Keywords: language education, competence-based education, components of foreign language communicative competence. language ability, foreign philology


The article deals with the approaches of researchers to define the content and structure of foreign language communicative competence. A brief description is given to the concept of “foreign language communicative competence” as a key one in the study. The article shows the necessity of forming and improving foreign language communicative competence in a combination of its components: lingual, speech, socio-cultural, compensatory, educational and cognitive competences. The article deals with the problem of foreign language communicative competence structure and formation in the sphere of professional education. The authors of the article trace back the origin of the stated phenomena and follow the process of its development until modern state. The multicultural and international approach to the studying of communicative competence gives the possibility to realize general tendencies and principles of its amplification, to maintain its holistic study. The analysis of foreign experience of studying foreign language communicative competence makes it possible to compare the independent approaches that are implemented in the USA and European countries. Thorough analysis of the communicative competence structure provides the selection of effective means of its formation. The article consider the approaches that address the problem in accordance with the subject and the scope of a particular scientific area: pedagogy, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy. In connection with the conceptual review of modern approaches to teaching foreign languages in higher education, which imply full integration of language and vocational training, the authors give a thorough retrospective analysis of the competence problem of professional communication in a foreign language in the higher education system. The research has shown that the essence of the “competence” concept, its characteristic features, specific peculiarities remain at an intuitive level of understanding. Many questions regarding the terminology of communicative competence concept remain open.


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How to Cite
Pakhomova, T. O. (2020). PROBLEM OF FORMATION OF FOREING COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE IN THE SYSTEM OF HIGHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION. Bulletin of Zaporizhzhia National University. Pedagogical Sciences, (1), 172-179. Retrieved from