ERIC Number: ED223069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Professional Cultural Orientation in ESP.
Frelick, Alcy; van Naerssen, Margaret
In this paper there is a description of and rationale for a cultural orientation for Chinese scientists going abroad for research and further study. The orientation provides (1) knowledge about and awareness of the foreign scientific culture, (2) experience in the foreign scientific culture through simulated events in a foreign language setting, and (3) participation in a content course as a means of combining the first two basic types of training. Of particular interest is the use of an introduction to western philosophy of science as content for a course conducted as a graduate seminar in the U.S., thus acquainting students with various approaches to science and education prior to going abroad. (Author)
Descriptors: Chinese, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, English for Special Purposes, Higher Education, Orientation, Reading Skills, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Research, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Seminars, Simulated Environment, Simulation, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (16th, Honolulu, HI, May 1-6, 1982). Some pages may be marginally legible.