ERIC Number: ED236927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Developing the Listening Speaking Component in English for Academic Purposes.
Jordan, Mary K.
The Ohio Program of Intensive English, a version of English for Specific Purposes, is described. The English for Specific Purposes program strives to make international students conscious of cultural differences. Often the students are axious to continue their study of science and technology and have little interest in language per se. However, these non-native speakers should become acquainted with the American thought process, rhetorical patterns, and manners. On way to accomplish this is to use video segments of professors presenting topics in the specific area of academic interest. Before taped lecturers are viewed, a brief preview of the lecture's format and content is given. The video approach presents technical idioms, intellectual language, and accompanying readings that stimulate the technical interests of the students while teaching listening and speaking skills. Students are encouraged to formulate and express their opinions on the effectiveness of the lectures. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Teaching Conference (Tampa, FL, June 24-25, 1983).