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Practice of socio-cultural competence formation in foreign language classes
Burlakova I.I., Doctor of Education, Deputy Director of the Institute “Foreign Languages, Modern Communications and Management”, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, email@example.com
Socio-cultural competence is one of the components of foreign language communicative competence. Its content includes socio-cultural knowledge, communication experience, personal attitude to the facts of foreign language culture and knowledge of the ways of language using. The lack of readiness of social competence can become the cause of socio-cultural errors. The formation of socio-cultural competence is a purposeful process with the use of modern technologies (cases, critical thinking technology, project activities, interactive technologies, game technologies, information and communication technologies), which significantly increase the interest of students in foreign language communication and expand knowledge about the country of the studied language.
Keywords: sociocultural competence, communicative competence, formation of socio-cultural competence, case studies, critical thinking technologies, project activities, interactive technologies, gaming technologies, information and communication technologies