The applicability of the problem under investigation is due to the fact that pedagogical technologies employed in a higher school are characterized by the same peculiarities as the technologies in a secondary school. However, the transition from student to learner position based on age and other changes is the result of the transformation of not only the subject, but also the structural units of his educational activity. Therefore, this article is aimed at analyzing various educational technologies that ensure greater effectiveness of education, contributing to the development of motivation for learning, development of interests, aptitudes and abilities. All this allows us to speak about the necessity to implement the pedagogical technology of contextual teaching in the educational process of students. The leading research method of the following problem is an empirical one allowing to check efficiency of educational technology in the process of teaching foreign language students in a technical college. The article deals with the problem of pedagogical technology, its objectives and specifics and a number of pedagogical technologies of a higher school are distinguished. The authors conclude that core technologies while teaching a foreign language are based on intensive, communicative, situational methods. Results of the study suggest us to state that a combination of technologies of contextual and heuristic type improves productivity of a teacher and efficiency at mastering an educational material by students. The materials of the article have a practical value as they can help teachers to orient correctly in the abundance of the proposed methods and techniques of work with students and identify those that will be most effective in the context of a particular educational situation.
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