ERIC Number: ED100172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Languages to Adults for Special Purposes. CILT Reports and Papers, No. 11.
Centre for Information on Language Teaching, London (England).
This publication is the result of a conference on teaching foreign languages to adults for special purposes convened by the Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (CILT) in July, 1974. In the first chapter, which serves as an introduction to the volume, G. E. Perren summarizes work that has been going on since 1968 when CILT held its first conference. M.A.L. Sculthorp emphasizes the special relationship between intensive courses and special purpose language teaching in chapter two. Teaching problems are discussed in an administrative and organizational context by B. Fitzjohn in the third chapter. Chapter four contains a detailed description by J.L.M Trim of an adult language learning project established by the Council of Europe. In the fifth chapter, M. Kuhn writes in French about the development of teaching materials, and A.E.G. Pilliner discusses language program evaluation procedures in chapter six. The seventh chapter is devoted to descriptions of actual courses in which languages are taught for practical use. C.V. James discusses the aims and results of several recent surveys designed to estimate the language needs of adults. Research in special purpose language training now in progress in Great Britain is described in the first appendix. Appendix two contains a bibliography, and the CILT conference participants are listed in appendix three. (PMP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching, London (England).