Ролевые игры как инструмент формирования у студентов иноязычной коммуникативной компетенции в межкультурной среде общения
The article deals with one of the most efficient classroom teaching strategies - role-play, which involves putting students into the position of hypothetical characters in their future professional environment. Students are presented with a series of choices to make or problems to solve and encouraged to reflect upon the consequences of the choice they have made. The situations are similar to what students are expected to encounter in their daily working lives. The article also dwells on the role of the above-mentioned technique in the formation and development of communicative competence and professional skills in intercultural setting both in general and professional language.