ERIC Number: ED159911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
ESPMENA Bulletin (English for Special Purposes in the Middle East and North Africa), No. 10, Spring 1978.
Bex, Tony, Ed.; And Others
This bulletin contains articles of interest to persons and institutions engaged in teaching English for special purposes (ESP) and allied activities. "Developments in ESP Courses and Centres" gives information on programs in specialized English and French. "Teaching and Learning Materials" presents techniques for teaching conceptual paragraphs, outlining, "if sentences" in instructions, and using lecturettes. "Problems and Puzzles" discusses footnotes, social language needs, sentence writing, and titles. "How Common are 'Common Core' Words?" by John Kirkman, raises questions about the probability of nouns in a ready-made general ESP program. "A Verb Frequency Count in Legal English," by Mike Friel, includes words from legal texts as well as samples of the students own writing. An"items received" section provides an annotated list of newsletters and books. Three reviews complete the issue: "25 Centuries of Language Teaching" by L. G. Kelly, reviewed by Ailsa Crofts: "New Orientations in the Teaching of English," by Peter Strevens, reviewed by Tony Bex; and "English for Careers: The Language of Accounting in English," by Sandra Costinett, reviewed by Andreas Lambrou. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Book Reviews, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Research, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Nouns, Reading Skills, Sciences, Scientific Literacy, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Teaching Methods, Technology, Verbs, Vocabulary Skills, Word Frequency, Writing Skills
Karl Drobnic, Director, EST Clearinghouse, International Education, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Khartoum, Sudan. English Language Servicing Unit.
Identifiers: Africa (North); Middle East