Abstract. The article considers the issue of an integrative approach to the formation of linguoculturological competence of
students in the framework of the elective course. To solve the
linguistic and cultural problems and the formation of the students
linguistic personality in the process of teaching a foreign language, it was proposed to form the following necessary parameters of linguocultural competence: linguoculturological
knowledge, skills, personal qualities of students.
Elective courses allow us to talk about an integrative approachas
a means of constructing individual educational programs and a
mechanism for updating and individualizing the learning process
and self-learning.
The most important linguodidacticfunctions of elective courses:
to act as a complement to the content of the profile course; to
develop the content of one of the basic courses, the study of
which is carried out at the minimum general educational level;
satisfy the cognitive interests of individual students who go beyond their chosen profile, taking into account their individual
needs. In the methodological system of the elective course, it is
fundamental to determine the results of its study, develop the final diagnostic tools and the availability of appropriate measuring
tools on each didactic training cycle.
Despite the diversity of topics and the development of cognitive
interest, there is a tendency to turn elective courses into extra
hours to prepare for exams. The reduction of elective courses to
the solution of test tasks does not contribute to develop of logical
thinking skills, to distinguish the main from the secondary, to
find several answers to one question. On the contrary, there isa
loss of those qualities for which they were introduced into the
educational process (creativity, profile, motivation for an increased level of activity).
In order for elective courses ina foreign language to become a
developing and driving component of the educational process, it
is necessary to implement the principles of a personality-oriented
approach, the absolute value of which is the person himself. In
the process of mastering elective courses, students get acquainted
with the algorithms for the correct speech behavior in situations,
including the everyday plan, the methods of their use.
Keywords: elective course, integrative approach, linguocultural

Anastasia V. Zykova¹, Galina V. Sorokovykh²
¹Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University)
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Moscow, Russia
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3958-6518
²Moscow City University
Moscow, Russia
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5589-7842

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