The English language is an integral part of a specialist’s competence in conditions of the world integration . It allows to solve communication problems and to achieve good results in business communication. English-speaking scientific research competence of a specialist is a comprehensive whole of abilities which helps a scientific worker to realize professional scientific effort in conditions of international mobility and integration. It allows to cooperate with other cultures’ native speakers, taking into consideration modern scientific views and native values but keeping native self-identification. Nowadays one of the tools of promoting scientific research to the international community is publication in international data bases. The problem of publishing Russian scientists’ research results in English-speaking journals is relevant because there are not very many native periodicals following international standards. However, international scientific editions have their own demands for publications. An article should be written in English and carefully edited. That is why being proficient in English is the objective demand of the time, the key to Russian scientists’ success. One of the most important aspects of integrating the Russian higher education into the international educational space is academic mobility. It is a complex multilateral process of exchanging scientific and cultural potential and learning technologies by finding oneself in English-speaking academic milieu. Academic mobility is supported by such programs as ERASMUS, TEMPUS and others. These programs include conferences and symposiums for the exchange of academic and practical experience, visiting educational establishments. Purposeful development of academic mobility is a means of supporting highly qualified specialists at the international market.