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General and Professional Education
2/2012 pp. 38-43

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The article is devoted to the integrated-skill approach applied in teaching English in the framework of the project Lingva launched in the South Ural State University (SUSU), Chelyabinsk, Russia, in January, 2006. The authors present the components of the communicative competence (linguistic, socio-linguistic, discourse and strategic ones) which become the goal of any language acquisition and compare the integrated-skill approach with the segregated-skill approach or task-based education. The above-mentioned approaches seem ineffective and out-of-date. The integrated-skill approach applied in the project Lingva in the South Ural State University (2006 – 2012) is considered to be the most efficient method of language teaching in the modern world.

Key words

communicative competence, integrated-skill approach, segregated-skill approach, task-based education


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