Концепт дискурса в контексте актуальности формирования дискурсивной компетенции при обучении иностранному языку студентов неязыковых вузов.
А great variety of definitions to the concept of "discourse" indicated in modern research reflect both versatility of the phenomenon and the relevance of diversified approach to the further research to be carried out in the field. It also eхposes the issue of discourse as an urgent priority to the problem of discourse competence development within the frame of teaching English for Special Purposes. In view of the fact that in cross-cultural communication there is a great choice of strategies for text and discourse production, the question of cross-cultural content awareness gets a new sounding in the context of teaching students at non-linguistic higher education institutions. The present article is an attempt to disclose and review the relevance of discourse approach to teaching a foreign language in the aspect of not only personal and social-group determinants, but also national and cultural features of professional communication.