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Cluster Model of Multilingual Training of University Students: Theory and Practice of Engineering Education


Svetlana Suvorova, Tatyana Khilchenko, Elena Gnatyshina, Natalia Uvarina, Alexey Savchenkov


Vol. 22  No. 10  pp. 107-112


Nowadays clusters are recognized as an important instrument for promoting industrial development, innovation, competitiveness and growth. An educational cluster is a set of interrelated vocational educational institutions of various levels that are united by industry with each other and are connected by partnership with industry enterprises. This article attempts to develop and describe cluster model of university students’ multilingual training. The purpose of this study is to describe multilingual training of university students and their polycultural competencies formation and to define the process of multilingual training in form of a cluster. The authors consider clusters as an integral part of the educational campus within the concept framework of Shadrinsk State Pedagogical University. To determine the essence of the concept of a cluster model of university students’ multilingual training, theoretical, empirical, observational, and diagnostic methods were implemented, such as a review of scientific literature, a compilation of best practices, observation, statistical methods, etc. The authors analyzed the programs of partner universities and organized international webinars and internships for bachelors and masters abroad and developed online courses “Foreign language for undergraduate students and masters”. Experimental data obtained during the implementation of cluster training show the effectiveness of the formation of students' polycultural competencies.


polycultural competencies, vocational education, foreign language.