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The article considers communication mobility as a characteristic which significantly affects the development of professional competence. The author analyses the meaning of the term «professional competence», proves that it is important to develop universal (generic) competences, allocates communication mobility in the system of generic competences. On the basis of labour market analysis the author concludes on the need to develop communication mobility as a component of professional competence. Communication mobility is described as verbal mobility connected to mental mobility. It is based on speaking skills and the ability to respond in a flexible way, to perceive and analyze interlocutor’s utterance quickly, to communicate in accordance with the context. The indicators of communication mobility are responsiveness, flexibility, critical thinking and reasoning, ambiguity tolerance, social tolerance and emotional self-control. The author gives recommendations on the methodology of communication mobility development. The research methods applied in the paper are the following: analysis and synthesis of the information presented in scientific papers of Russian and foreign researchers, content analysis of educational standards, functional and semantic analysis of terms («mobility», «communication mobility», «professional competence», «communication competence»). The results of the analysis can be used in the system of higher education to develop academic programmes and assessment tools. The article is targeted at the researchers involved in solving the problems connected with professional competence, communication competence and communication mobility, as well as university lecturers and specialists dealing with optimization and adaptation of training content and teaching methodology to labour market needs.

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Yu. V. Troitskaya

Samara National Research University

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4692-6346

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, associate professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Russian as a Foreign Language


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