Структурные компоненты иноязычной профессиональной коммуникативной компетенции как профессионального стратегического ресурса
The article considers communicative competence as a complex construct, in which the shared core of the English language is inseparable from a wider range of other skills and abilities. It allows for the author to single out specific structural components which may be, in the most general terms, grouped into four sections: components of communicative competence; individual factors influencing the personalized character of communicative performance, the nature of the communication context, and communicative mobility. The author analyses the nature of the components and outlines possible development for researching the interplay of factors and pedagogical implications.
The article addresses the problem of forming communicative strategies and tactics of English-language written academic discourse as a means of reaching professional foreign language communicative competence by a university graduate in Russia. The article investigates the importance of forming the communicative strategy of mitigating self-presentation in written academic communication. The author attempts to determine the set of communicative tactics making up the mentioned strategy. Emphasis is placed on specifying the techniques composing these tactics and their language patterns. The article can be interesting for all those who are engaged in teaching foreign language written academic communication at universities.
This article is devoted to defining the importance of problem professional communication tasks in preparing specialists in the field of world economy. The analysis of the communication mobility as the key component of professional communicative competence of international economist is done. The necessity of the usage of problematic professional and communication tasks for the development of communicative mobility of students is proved.
Communication mobility (CM) has been suggested as an element of the complex construct of professional communicative competence, with a shared core of English in the oral mode, for professional international communication. This study aims (1) to investigate the possible correlation between the perceived level of communication mobility, and the influence of the personality factors of non-native English speaking Thai professionals in international companies, and (2) to identify the conditions in which this desirable quality may be developed. The researchers are interested in gauging the level of communication mobility, as well as looking for the possible relationships between its development and the personality factors of these professionals, such as age, work experience, and the frequency of English language use in their daily lives and in the workplace. The responses to the specifically designed questionnaire were obtained from 54 Thai professionals working in international companies. An analysis of the communication mobility strategies used by the respondents was undertaken, using descriptive statistics for the levels of the strategies used, Pearson’s correlation coefficient, an independent t-test for correlations between variables, and multiple regression analysis to estimate personality factors, which contribute to the development of communication mobility. The findings revealed that the participants were effective users of communication mobility, and only the frequency of English language use in their workplaces can explain the variance of their perceived communication mobility. The research aimed at testing the application of the CM approach developed in NRU HSE in a different cultural context.
The present study analyses the markers of feminine identity that reflect the curr
ent tendencies of gender
ideology and language policy of the modern English
speaking society. The peculiarity of the approach employed
in the study is the comparative analysis of the most frequent markers of femininity in lexicographical resources of
XI century along with communicative contexts of the British media that are used to identify gender
variants of lexical units and their use in speech. Definitions of Cambridge English Dictionary, English Oxford
Living Dictionaries, Longman Exams Dic
tionary, Macmillan English Dictionary Online; word
semantic spheres; communicative contexts of the British newspaper ―The Independent‖ are considered to be the
markers, which construct the image of the modern woman and her social roles. T
he results of the study indicate
a shift in gender asymmetry towards linguistic equality, but at the same time, the results reveal the preservation of
androcentrism in the modern English language and speech.
Students' internet usage attracts the attention of many researchers in different countries. Differences in internet penetration in diverse countries lead us to ask about the interaction of medium and culture in this process. In this paper we present an analysis based on a sample of 825 students from 18 Russian universities and discuss findings on particularities of students' ICT usage. On the background of the findings of the study, based on data collected in 2008-2009 year during a project "A сross-cultural study of the new learning culture formation in Germany and Russia", we discuss the problem of plagiarism in Russia, the availability of ICT features in Russian universities and an evaluation of the attractiveness of different categories of ICT usage and gender specifics in the use of ICT.