The article is dedicated to the problem of increasing the productivity of students’ foreign language training in higher education: to studying the content of productive foreign language training and to developing an appropriate methodological model that allows updating educational resources in this field. The goal of the article is to determine the key principles, methodological conditions and technological foundations of productive foreign language training based on analyzing the modern teaching practices and the conceptual foundations of the productive approach and, accordingly, to develop an appropriate methodological model. To substantiate the relevance of the study, we have carried out a content analysis of educational programs, allowing to conclude that the productive approach can be introduced into the educational process. We have used the methods of scientific and pedagogical research: system and structural analysis, synthesis, study of scientific papers, generalization of experience and experimental work. The important result of the study is the system of the main practical methodological principles as a basis of productive foreign language training. What is more, the main result of the paper is the model of productive foreign languages training in higher education. The results of implementing the productive approach in the educational process point to its effectiveness in the field of foreign language training in higher education. The practical significance of the study is that we have determined the concept and the conditions of teaching foreign languages and the practical possibilities for applying this approach in higher education.