ERIC Number: ED030104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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Languages for Special Purposes. CILT Reports and Papers 1.
Centre for Information on Language Teaching, London (England).
Recent developments in Britain show an increased recognition of the value of students of many disciplines of practical skills in foreign languages. In a number of universities language centers have been established to provide "service courses" in foreign languages and in non-university institutions degree courses have been established in which advanced language skills have a practical rather than a purely academic role. In technical colleges, colleges of commerce and other institutions of further education, foreign language courses are provided as essential auxiliaries to technological, commercial, business and other vocational studies. For such language courses, the choice of techniques, the development of materials, and the establishment of reliable standards of achievement have raised many new problems of organization, methodology, and underlying linguistic principles. A conference was called to define and clarify these problems. In this report on the conference, papers by Professor D.C. Riddy, Dr. N. Denison, Mr. J.L.M. Trim and Professor M.A.K. Halliday introduce sections on the existing provision of service courses and the value of earlier school work, on combined degree courses and the use of periods spent abroad, on the linguistic problems of planning teaching materials, and on the role of research. Appendices include a review of recent and current research in Britain and overseas and a select bibliography. (JD)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Area Studies, Business Education, Conference Reports, Instructional Materials, Intercultural Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Programs, Interpreters, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Usage, Material Development, Overseas Employment, Second Language Learning, Standards, Teacher Education, Translation, Vocabulary, Vocational Education
Centre for Information on Language Teaching, State House, 63 High Holborn, London WC1, England.
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Sponsor: Committee on Research and Development in Modern Languages, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching, London (England).
Identifiers: Combined Degrees; Great Britain
Note: Abridged proceedings of a conference held in London, England, December 5-6, 1968.