Communicative Approach in Teaching Italian as a Second Foreign Language

O. V. Stebaieva


The article is dedicated to the theoretical and methodical investigation of the specific of teaching Italian as a second foreign language and improving their level of the professional communicative competence in class. The perspective of using communicative approach is released as well as the requirements for their choice. It is mentioned that small talks are essential resource in time of new terms learning and that in general they improve the level of the translators' professional communicative preparation. The specific of the contemporary communicative preparation in teaching Italian is caused by integrational processes in our society, globalization and access to the information worldwide web, the necessity in highly competent specialists in the translation field, tourism and translation. The requirement of our time is to change the approach of our educational paradigm giving priority to the communicative preparation, which points out the main aim of the teaching process at the university level. The experimentally proved system of the communicative approach in teaching Italian as a second foreign language consists of three main stages: preparation, main body and analyses. The quintessential part of the technology is the formation of imprinting in time of learning new words and being ready to write the individual creative essays. Communicative approach is directed on the foreign communicative competence formation of the future philologists.


communicative approach; teaching Italian; second foreign language; professional communicative preparation; future philologists; creative writing; communicative competence; communicative preparation


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