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ERIC Number: ED231212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
L'anglais dans les facultes scientifiques: Pourquoi, quand, comment? (English in Science Faculties: Why, When, How?)
Regent, Odile
The English programs in two schools at the University of Nancy, France, are described and compared. At the School of Science, foreign languages are compulsory in the first two years; at the School of Pharmacy, short courses in English have been introduced for students in their fourth and fifth years. Recently the objective of the Science School courses has been to develop in the students the ability to continue their study in a self-directed way. Also, elective courses for the third and fourth year students have been offered. These have been divided into two groups: two 18-hour modules for beginners and two other modules concentrating on oral expression; and a six-day session at the beginning of the year for students with some facility in English. In the School of Pharmacy, the courses are divided into three sections. These are of the directed study type for students oriented toward research and toward industry. Other students have the option of listening to recorded lectures, and a third group takes a regular course in English. In addition, a course for all pharmacy students has been inaugurated in oral English expression on pharmaceutical subjects. The conclusion is that short needs-based courses are best introduced into science syllabi when students experience needs for English. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: French
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.