Основан в 1907 году
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This article reflects the results of the study of scientific approaches and practices of foreign language teaching in the preparation of the guides, which were based on the utilization of expert evaluation method, pedagogical experiment and others. The authors of the article describe peculiarities of formation of students' groups and schooling of foreign language for specific purposes. Methodological aspects of foreign language teaching in the preparation of the guides, which are grounded in the research, are rapidly being implemented on the programs of professional retraining of the guides in the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University. On the basis of this study there was formulated a set of recommendations on the use of specially designed training content, and social web applications, taking into account the formation of students' groups on the "guides" programme, depending on two parameters: the level of foreign language proficiency and professional experience as a tour guide. The result of the implementation of the proposed integrative approach to foreign language teaching in the preparation of the guide were the integration, interpenetration of the connection of linguistic and professional competencies.
Implementation of the proposed recommendations will improve the quality of foreign language teaching in the preparation of the professional guides, and consequently there will be the improvement of tourists' service in the future professional activity of students. The article may be of interest to practicing language teachers, students of teacher training institutions and for those who are interested in the methodology of teaching foreign language for guides.