Development Of Personal Skills By Foreign Language Means


The paper considers the issues of organizing the training of linguistic specialists taking into account the requirements of the modern labor market. The authors note the relevance of the problem in the context of training highly qualified personnel able to address professional challenges and be competitive candidates in the market of jobs requiring the knowledge of a foreign language. The paper analyzes the statistics on the job market for foreign language teachers, translators and vacancies related to the professional use of a foreign language. The authors consider specialists’ professional and personal qualities necessary to achieve success in profession and career, highlight the most important of them. The authors conclude that the formation and development of various aspects of professional competence in a future competitive specialist should be one of the key areas of his training at the university. Therefore, the paper proposes typical exercises and tasks that develop not only professional, but also personal qualities of a future specialist, describes the experience of using such tasks at the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Kursk State University. The authors provide the results of student surveys conducted in 2019 and 2020, which indicate the positive impact of the proposed tasks on the development of students’ personal qualities. The paper concludes that communication, cooperation, critical thinking and creativity are the main personal skills required in the modern labor market, which form and develop the key quality of a modern student – self-confidence, confidence in both professional and personal abilities and skills.

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Semenova, Y. I., & Sotnikova, S. S. (2022). Development Of Personal Skills By Foreign Language Means. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 849-858). European Publisher.