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Abstract: The paper deals with such forms of organizing collective interaction in a business environment as staff meetings and presentations since acquiring communication skills in foreign languages by future interpreters becomes possible in the context of their verbal interaction which is situational by nature. Theoretical concepts and methodological considerations of situational factors influencing interaction which were developed by native scholars form the basis of the paper. Constituent features and components of a situation are identified as the objects of its simulation. The paper is aimed at developing a didactic model of teaching business communication and foreign languages to interpreters which would provide for roleplaying of typical situations and functional activities of communicating parties with the focus on cognitive-information exchange, emotive-empathy and creativity functions. Emphasis is laid on skills of verbal interaction with reference to these functions and examples of instruction-based tasks for solving cognitive communication problems are given. Particular attention is paid to a didactically arranged set of macro- and micro-situations and models of interaction for a problem-solving meeting on the issues of cross-cultural differences which are behind poor communication of the company staff and its foreign customers. The authors draw a conclusion that playing role situations provides an interactive technique for efficient teaching of business communication to interpreters and developing the appropriate skills in foreign languages.
Key words: Foreign language communication in a business environment, communicative verbal interaction, set of macro- and micro-situations, roleplay simulation, problem-solving meeting, presentation.

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Serova, T. S. Application of Situations Demanding Foreign Language Communication as a Means of Formation of Communicative Verbal Interaction of Interpreters / T. S. Serova, T. A. Goreva // Pedagogical Education in Russia. – 2016. – №3. – P. 161-170.