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The Importance Of Soft Skills For English For Specific Purposes

Author : Nguyen Van Han
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Positioning English For Specific Purposes In An English Language Teaching Context

Author : Nadežda Stojković
ISBN : 9781622735426
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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With the unrelenting spread of globalization, the English language has been firmly established as the Lingua Franca. Now more than ever, the importance of learning English is paramount within nearly all professional and educational sectors. English for Specific Purposes (ESP) has long been accepted as an effective method for teaching English as a foreign language. In recent years, it has experienced an increasing presence in secondary and tertiary education across the globe. This is predominantly due to its learner-centered approach that focuses on developing linguistic competence in the student’s specific discipline, may that be academics, business or tourism, for example. Positioning English for Specific Purposes in an English Language Teaching Context attempts to present and define the relevance and scope of ESP within English Language teaching. From mobile phones as educational tools to the language needs of medical students, the contributors to this volume examine and propose different epistemological and methodological aspects of ESP teaching. Its unique approach to ESP marks this volume out as an important and necessary contribution to existing ESP literature, and one that will be of use to both researchers and practitioners of ESP.

Continually Reassessing Students Needs Insight From Elt Tertiary

Author : Dwi Poedjiastutie
ISBN : 9789797967192
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Even though ESP is not a new phenomenon in Indonesia, many teachers still face a lot of challenges in real classroom implementation and practices. Many scholars also have claimed that ESP is a part of ELT like General English (GE). Both have something in common but to some extent they also have differences. Therefore, the ESP pedagogy and approaches should also be treated differently from the pedagogy of other ELT types such as GE. This book hopefully provides some insight to teachers who need to shift between GE and ESP. The ideas of ESP are mostly derived from the research project conducted by the English Language Education Department under the supervision of Dwi Poedjiastutie and Laela Hikmah Nurbatra. These researches mainly focus on ESP teaching at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang under the auspice of the Language Centre. The research selected for this book covered a different range of ESP topics. In the first chapter of the book, the Poedjiastutie discusses the ESP teacher recruitment process at one of the universities in Indonesia. Indonesia is one of the countries that had also been developing ESP projects in vocational schools, academies and universities. Many teachers of EFL make the transition to teach ESP because the number of students who need ESP learning is increasing from year to year. The curriculum and the pedagogy of the teaching institution need to adapt to the situation. When the curriculum fails to identify the need and the demand of ESP in this university, the ESP system needs serious attention since teachers is a central role in the education system.

Oral Use Of English For Specific Purposes In Tunisian First Year Preparatory Engineering Classrooms

Author : Hedia Ben Elouidhnine
ISBN : 9781527579187
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Using English appropriately to communicate one’s thoughts can seem like a challenging task for non-native-English-speaking students. This accessible guide provides the reader with an insightful approach through which to investigate such use through the analysis of the interactive conversational undertakings of a cohort of Tunisian First-Year Preparatory Engineering Students. The findings here provide insights into the different types of students’ interactions with their teachers and peers, and shed light on their classroom exchangeable patterns, dynamics, and the main zones of their proficiencies and deficiencies. They are reflective of the overall spoken discourse that is processed in the Tunisian first-year preparatory engineering classroom.

Asian Research On English For Specific Purposes

Author : Youzhong Sun
ISBN : 9789811510373
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English for Specific Purposes (ESP), addressing the communicative needs and practices of particular professional or occupational groups, has developed rapidly in the past fifty years and is now a major force in English language teaching and research. This critical volume helps innovate the theory, practice, and methodology for ESP teaching and research in Asian countries and areas. Promoting communication and enhancing cooperation on ESP research and pedagogy across cultures, it provides ESP scholars, educators and practitioners with an opportunity to benefit from each other’s research and expertise in an age of globalization and digitalization. The volume provides an in-depth analysis of the latest scholarship on English teaching and research for general and specific academic and occupational purposes; the intercultural communication in ESP contexts; corpus linguistics and data-driven instruction for ESP; computer-assisted language learning and mobile-assisted language learning; evaluation of English writing courses; and ESP translation strategies.

Synergies Of English For Specific Purposes And Language Learning Technologies

Author : Milorad Tošić
ISBN : 9781443873666
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Bilingualism and multilingualism both make a major contribution in cross-cultural interaction, but, at the same time, improve various cognitive abilities, such as better attention and multitasking. Meaning in the world around us is represented by means of the language that is used for communication and knowledge exchange between intelligent individuals. The phenomena of human interaction and communication are recently experiencing unprecedented influence from digital technologies. Language learning is part of the global revolution, meaning that language learning technologies are playing an increasingly important role in learning English for Specific Purposes. This volume addresses theoretical and practical aspects of learning, technology adoption and pedagogy in the context of English for Specific Purposes.

Theoretical And Science Bases Of Actual Tasks

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Proceedings of the ХХIII International Scientific and Practical Conference

English Medium Instruction Practices In Vietnamese Universities

Author : Min Pham
ISBN : 9789811921698
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book focuses on English as a Medium of Instruction practices in higher education in Vietnam, addressing institutional, practitioner and student perspectives. It presents theoretical standpoints and empirical experiences of how institutional policies are enacted in the offering of English as a Medium of Instruction programs in universities in Vietnam, and how the disciplinary content is taught and learned through English. The book showcases the enactment of curricular and pedagogical practices in the classroom, drawing on a range of different disciplines central to university education. It also explores the roles of mother tongues in the construction of disciplinary knowledge in English as a Medium of Instruction programs and courses. This book provides guidance and practical information for university English as a Medium of Instruction policy makers, lecturers and student support teams in English for academic purposes across disciplines, as well as to the theoretical framing of the English as a Medium of Instruction field itself.

Innovations In Learning And Technology For The Workplace And Higher Education

Author : David Guralnick
ISBN : 9783030906771
Genre : Computational intelligence
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This book covers the topics such as online learning methodologies, case studies, new technologies in learning (such as virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms, and artificial intelligence), adaptive learning, and project-based learning. New technologies provide us with new opportunities to create new learning experiences, leveraging research from a variety of disciplines along with imagination and creativity. The Learning Ideas Conference was created to bring researchers, practitioners, and others together to discuss, innovate, and create. The Learning Ideas Conference 2021 was the 14th annual conference and the first under its new name (following on its predecessors, the International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace and the International Conference on Interactive Collaborative and Blended Learning). The conference was held online from June 14-18, 2021, and included two special tracks: The ALICE (Adaptive Learning via Interactive, Collaborative and Emotional Approaches) Special Track and a track entitled Building a University of Tomorrow, from the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in China. The papers included in this book may be of interest to researchers in pedagogy and learning theory, university faculty members and administrators, learning and development specialists, user experience designers, and others.


Author : Elke Stracke
ISBN : 9781443873420
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book makes an essential contribution to the developing and expanding scope of the field of applied linguistics through an understanding of applied linguistics as a meeting place. As Terrence G. Wiley of the Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC, states in the Foreword, Intersections: Applied Linguistics as a Meeting Place “extends the boundaries of the field while providing spaces for mediating within it and between other disciplines.” This book presents 16 papers by important researchers working in various countries around the globe. It focuses on the many junctions within applied linguistics and its intersections with other disciplines and areas of practice as diverse as education, indigenous issues, language development, literacy, and social interaction. Applied linguistics also has connections with broader areas such as the arts, law, medicine and health, society, politics and policy, and technology. The book will appeal to academics, teachers, teacher educators, and undergraduate and postgraduate students working in applied linguistics and language education, and those who take an interest in the many connections between applied linguistics and other disciplines and areas of practice.

Establishing Predominance Of English For Specific Purposes Within Adult English Language Teaching

Author : Nijolė Burkšaitienė
ISBN : 9781527526679
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English for Specific Purposes (ESP) has accumulated substantial tradition in practice, research and theory. It is a common approach in English Language Teaching (ELT) among adults today, starting with high schools, then in academia, pre and in-service training, and life-long learning programs. The role of ESP in each of these is to facilitate work in today’s inevitably international business and scientific environment. It provides language training based on the precise simulation of communicative situations found in the surroundings for which learners are preparing, including, for example, domain specific vocabulary, syntactic and morphological structures, text and speech content structuring, stylistics, intercultural competence. At present, when English is present either as a foreign or second language, learning General English (GE) is to a large degree accomplished before learners start needing English for their jobs. In this way, ESP does not complete GE, but builds upon the foundations laid by it in learners’ prior education. ESP is a channel of communication for the contemporary academia and economics. However, even so, these are still early days for ESP, as it does not yet have a recognised place within academia. Only very recently have we begun to witness the occasional but encouraging emergence of ESP academic courses and departments. This book thus explores practice and research conducted and under way in this field of ELT in order to assist its recognition as an autonomous academic discipline.

Handbook Of Research On Contemporary Storytelling Methods Across New Media And Disciplines

Author : Mih?e?, Lorena Clara
ISBN : 9781799866077
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Stories are everywhere around us, from the ads on TV or music video clips to the more sophisticated stories told by books or movies. Everything comes wrapped in a story, and the means employed to weave the narrative thread are just as important as the story itself. In this context, there is a need to understand the role storytelling plays in contemporary society, which has changed drastically in recent decades. Modern global society is no longer exclusively dominated by the time-tested narrative media such as literature or films because new media such as videogames or social platforms have changed the way we understand, create, and replicate stories. The Handbook of Research on Contemporary Storytelling Methods Across New Media and Disciplines is a comprehensive reference book that provides the relevant theoretical framework that concerns storytelling in modern society, as well as the newest and most varied analyses and case studies in the field. The chapters of this extensive volume follow the construction and interpretation of stories across a plethora of contemporary media and disciplines. By bringing together radical forms of storytelling in traditional disciplines and methods of telling stories across newer media, this book intersects themes that include interactive storytelling and narrative theory across advertisements, social media, and knowledge-sharing platforms, among others. It is targeted towards professionals, researchers, and students working or studying in the fields of narratology, literature, media studies, marketing and communication, anthropology, religion, or film studies. Moreover, for interested executives and entrepreneurs or prospective influencers, the chapters dedicated to marketing and social media may also provide insights into both the theoretical and the practical aspects of harnessing the power of storytelling in order to create a cohesive and impactful online image.

Inter Eng 2020

Author : Liviu Moldovan
ISBN : 9783036507163
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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These proceedings contain research papers that were accepted for presentation at the 14th International Conference Inter-Eng 2020 ,Interdisciplinarity in Engineering, which was held on 8–9 October 2020, in Târgu Mureș, Romania. It is a leading international professional and scientific forum for engineers and scientists to present research works, contributions, and recent developments, as well as current practices in engineering, which is falling into a tradition of important scientific events occurring at Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology in the George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy Science, and Technology of Târgu Mures, Romania. The Inter-Eng conference started from the observation that in the 21st century, the era of high technology, without new approaches in research, we cannot speak of a harmonious society. The theme of the conference, proposing a new approach related to Industry 4.0, was the development of a new generation of smart factories based on the manufacturing and assembly process digitalization, related to advanced manufacturing technology, lean manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, additive manufacturing, and manufacturing tools and equipment. The conference slogan was “Europe’s future is digital: a broad vision of the Industry 4.0 concept beyond direct manufacturing in the company”.

English Education At The Tertiary Level In Asia

Author : Eun Sung Park
ISBN : 9781315391571
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This is the third volume of a trilogy on English Language education in Asia within the Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education. Put together by editors and contributors selected by Asia TEFL, this book provides a timely and critical review of the current trends in tertiary level English education in Asia. It foregrounds the developments and trends, policies and implementation, as well as research and practice. Written by ELT scholars and educational leaders, this book presents articles on China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. While the authors focus on their own local issues, providing an overview of the state of tertiary English teaching in their respective territories, they also provide insights from their successes and failures which can help inspire solutions to similar challenges faced internationally in the field. Chapters in the book include: • Heading toward the global standardization of English education in Korean universities • English in tertiary education in India: A Janus-faced perspective with special reference to University of Delhi • Developing English language skills in the Singapore higher education context • ELT at tertiary institutions in China: A developmental perspective This book will be valued by administrators, researchers and scholars interested in bilingualism, language policy and planning in higher education.

English For Vocational Purposes

Author : Averil Coxhead
ISBN : 9780429832161
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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English for Vocational Purposes provides a linguistic description of English in the context of the trades and investigates how this specialist language is used in real-world contexts. As the demand for English-speaking workers in the trades grows internationally, a major gap in the research on language in the trades is evident. Based on courses in construction and engineering at a polytechnic in New Zealand, this book offers an empirical response to this gap in research. Features of this book include: new research on linguistic features of written and spoken texts in trades education, with a special focus on discourse, visual elements of written texts and vocabulary; real-life examples of the language in context, along with implications for teaching and learning and a chapter devoted to putting research findings into practice; qualitative and quantitative data to support examples and shed light on the most complex aspects of English as a trades language; supplementary material online which includes technical word lists in areas of carpentry, plumbing, automotive technology and fabrication (welding). Paving the way for a new research agenda in the field of ESP, English for Vocational Purposes is key reading for advanced students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of ESP, trades education and vocational education.

The Research Practice Interface In English For Specific Purposes

Author : Ersilia Incelli
ISBN : 9781527589117
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This book reflects the state-of-the-art in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) research, drawing on both top-down and bottom-up practices and methodological itineraries. In order to fill some of the gaps in the current literature, it provides well-grounded and thorough investigations into discursive practices in academic, workplace and intercultural settings, throwing light on the specific varieties of language used to achieve professional targets. Teachers have to act as an interface between theory and praxis, bridging the gap between the classroom and the workplace to create a dynamic virtuous circle. The multi-perspective and multi-method frameworks presented in this volume range from quantitative corpus-based techniques integrated with discourse analysis to analyses of what occurs in the classroom informed by English language teaching (ELT) educational theories and notions regarding language acquisition, motivation, learning styles and instructional contexts. Both top-down and bottom-up approaches to the theory-practice dyad provide the opportunity to obtain a closer view of the subject from both ends of the spectrum and can prompt fresh initiatives by all those working within the domain of ESP. This book, therefore, offers a cutting-edge account of some of the latest avenues in research and practice which will be of interest to scholars and university teachers of ESP, as well as scholars in the field of applied linguistics.

Intercultural Communication And Ubiquitous Learning In Multimodal English Language Education

Author : García-Sánchez, Soraya
ISBN : 9781799888543
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It has never been more important for schools and instructors to consider best practices and strategies to appropriately design effective English language courses. Teaching English successfully to diverse audiences requires an understanding of how to communicate with students based on their individual needs and backgrounds. In order to ensure schools provide the best English language education possible, they must examine and apply innovative research in the field. Intercultural Communication and Ubiquitous Learning in Multimodal English Language Education reviews and reports the current research methods and theoretical advances in English language learning linked to applied technologies and action research. The book considers the most innovative approaches to English language education from an intercultural and communicative perspective that covers key concepts such as collaborative ubiquitous learning and multimodal communication. Covering topics such as social networks, virtual environments, and intercultural awareness, this reference work is crucial for academicians, researchers, scholars, practitioners, instructors, and students.

English For Specific Purposes

Author : Tom Hutchinson
ISBN : 9780521318372
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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English for Specific Purposes offers the teacher a new perspective on this important field. The main concern is effective learning and how this can best be achieved in ESP courses. The authors discuss the evolution of ESP and its position today; the role of the ESP teacher; course design; syllabuses; materials; teaching methods, and evaluation procedures. It will be of interest to all teachers who are concerned with ESP. Those who are new to the field will find it a thorough, practical introduction while those with more extensive experience will find its approach both stimulating and innovative.

Advances In Computing Communication Automation And Biomedical Technology

Author : M. G. Sumithra
ISBN : 9788195000814
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Advances in Computing, Communication, Automation and Biomedical Technology aims to bring together leading academic, scientists, researchers, industry representatives, postdoctoral fellows and research scholars around the world to share their knowledge and research expertise, to advances in the areas of Computing, Communication, Electrical, Civil, Mechanical and Biomedical Systems as well as to create a prospective collaboration and networking on various areas. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered, and solutions adopted in the fields of innovation.

Language Awareness In Business And The Professions

Author : Erika Darics
ISBN : 9781108579438
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The crucial role language plays in constituting our reality, and in achieving political influence and control, has long been known in scholarship. However, the appreciation of the role of language in understanding our social realities and power relations have not been fully translated to education or even to research beyond linguistically-focussed academic strands. Bringing together well-established scholars from a range of disciplines, this book demonstrates why language awareness and discourse consciousness should be considered a key skill in business and professional life, and looks closely at language in areas such as entrepreneurship, leadership, human resource management, medical-, financial-, or business communication, ecology, media and politics. The authors demonstrate how the understating of the minutiae of language use in a variety of professional contexts leads to knowledge that will empower future generations of professionals and enable them to develop a self-reflexive, critical and more ethical practice.

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