CURRENT STATE OF THE METHOD OF TEACHING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE FOR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OF UKRAINE
The article presents the results of analytical research of the latest domestic scientific works on the problems of foreign language professional communicative competence formation. The evolution of the purpose and content of the formation of foreign language professional communicative competence of future professionals is disclosed. It is established that the general goal of foreign language training for professional communication is the development of active foreign language competence in everyday, business and professional situations, and professionally oriented intercultural communicative competence of future professionals is defined as the ultimate guideline for achieving this goal. This competence consists
of five system components: communicative, socio-cultural, professional, educational and methodological. Innovations in technological support in the course of training students in higher education institutions for future professional communication are highlighted, including the interdisciplinarity of the course "Foreign language for professional orientation", which introduces the 1-2 course students into future professional activity and motivates to further improve foreign language professional competence; shifting the emphasis from the transforming the information on the formation of skill to acquire knowledge independently and use them in educational and professional activities effectively; a significant reduction of the number of auditorium classes, which is associated with the formation of students’ skill to acquire knowledge independently and apply it in practice efficiently; preparing students for independent study of a foreign language for further professional selfimprovement, that is for independent study.