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ERIC Number: ED248690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Check Procedure in a Technical English Training Course.
Burkart, Edward I.
Performing detailed check procedures is an important part of the daily routine of operators of sophisticated mechanical and electronic equipment. Check procedures contain technical vocabulary, specialized structures and basic technological concepts, all of which are unfamiliar to many foreign operator trainees. The article proposes the inclusion of check procedures in a technical English course designed to be taken by these trainees after their general English training and before substantive operator training. The nature of the check procedure is discussed and its role in a technical English course is examined. Certain problems in teaching the procedure are considered, including teacher orientation, the abstractness of the procedures, and the need for special instructional routines. Solutions for these problems are proposed, and detailed routines for introducing and reviewing a check procedure in the English classroom are given. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A