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ERIC Number: ED071460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Pages: 17
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Technical, Technological and Scientific English (TTSE).
Strevens, Peter
There is a large and growing demand for English language teaching to be provided specifically for the needs of a particular subject, profession, or occupation beyond the approach to English as a general educational and cultural subject. It is possible to isolate and define technical, technological, and scientific English, all with common features of English, but with distinctions in concepts, characteristic thought processes, vocabulary and terminology, and the logical-grammatical devices used to express the concepts. All these elements contribute to the recurrent grammatical patterns evident in a particular type of language. One way to teach specialized English would be in a special purpose course after the student has learned "common core" English in a conventional course. (VM)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Conference in London, England, January 1972