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Teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) to students has been an active area of research for the last several decades. There has been a constant increase in the number of students learning English, due to the growing role of the Russian language in the academic environment and to the development of international relations in this area. The ultimate purpose of teaching English to international students is for them to speak English fluently (first of all, in a specific discipline), to express their thoughts, to understand their interlocutors, to reproduce and interpret orally and in writing the information obtained from print and audio sources. Learning English for professional purposes for non-philology university students is not only a means of mastering their future professions, but also a possibility to competently communicate in the professional environment andeasily adapt to constantly changing working conditions. This study aims to show how EFL is taught to non-philology students at the current stage of development of higher education, to specify the challenges and the teacher's tasks in this area and, finally, to discuss the development of communicative competence among students.
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