ERIC Number: ED238693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
English-Vietnamese Scientific Terminology for High School and Junior College Students. Book 5: Natural Science = Danh Tu Khoa Hoc Anh-Viet Danh Cho Hoc Sinh Trung Hoc Va Sinh Vien Nam Thu Nhat Dai Hoc. Quyen 5: Van Vat Hoc.
Tam, Tran Duc; Han, Nguyen Thi
Vietnamese students now enrolled in American high schools incur an extremely special need in English. After being taught subject matter disciplines in Vietnamese for many years, and while English is still a foreign language for them, these students are bound to go through two linguistic processes. First, while reading or sitting through lectures conducted in English, they mentally translate ideas into Vietnamese, then think in Vietnamese and reason the Vietnamese way to understand them. Second, when doing homework or trying to say something, they think first in Vietnamese before mentally translating their thoughts into English. To help overcome these and other obstacles an English-Vietnamese scientific terminology series has been produced. This document, the fifth in the series, presents an alphabetical list of specialized science terms in English with corresponding terms in Vietnamese. Science terms included are drawn from botany, geology, anatomy, and other subjects taught in Vietnamese high schools under the general topic of the natural sciences. In translating the English terms into Vietnamese, existing Vietnamese equivalents were kept and words based on Sino-Vietnamese linguistic root or outright phonetic transcription were adopted. The document is suitable for high school/college students and for individuals training for paramedical and laboratory occupations. (JN)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Berkeley Unified School District, CA.
Authoring Institution: Bay Area Bilingual Education League, Berkeley, CA.