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ERIC Number: ED262625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Language for Communication Engineers -- A Case Study in Two-Way Curriculum Development.
Robinson, Bill
An English scientific language course developed for the professional communications engineering program at the University of Technology of Papua New Guinea was designed to incorporate some of the principles of language across the curriculum and to accompany an introductory electronics course. The language and subject area courses are taught in close cooperation, with the subject textbook used as a text for the English course and with information from the text used to teach principles of classification and differentiation. Since the students are already generally proficient in English, only a few elements of grammar are emphasized. However, the language course does require students to practice writing long and short passages and to give brief oral presentations on technical subjects. Written assignments are used for assessment in both courses. The writing projects include full lab reports, reports on visits to the organizations that will sponsor students' field experiences later in the program, and explanations of electronic devices. Written examinations are also used, with the students contributing some of the problems. The program has been found to be successful, particularly in the degree of cooperation between the subject area and language faculty. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A