ERIC Number: ED112678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Aspects of the Writing and Teaching of EST Courses: The Tabriz Materials. ELT Documents (75/2).
Dudley-Evans, A.; And Others
This article reports on the experience of the Language Centre of Tabriz University in Iran. The Centre is responsible for teaching English in 7 faculties: Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Science, Education, and the School of Nursing. The article first gives the background of the students that are to be taught, followed by an outline of the course design. The first-year courses are divided into general courses meant for all students and specific courses broken down into individual areas of interest. The concentration is on basic features of scientific content. In the second year, only specific courses are offered and concentration is on organization of discourse rather than content. The remainder of the article deals with the problems that arose when the program was implemented. The teachers prepared their own materials and found it difficult to combine advanced content with elementary-level English. The courses were organized to be as lively and motivational as possible by the use of diagrams, tables, graphs and interpretation. Possibilities for classroom activities, especially technical ones, were limited. Drills were found not to be very useful in this situation, but humor, discussion and student participation in general proved very fruitful. (TL)
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Course Content, Course Organization, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Material Development, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
English Teaching Information Centre, The British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN, England
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Iran