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ERIC Number: ED357629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Learning: A Neglected Mode of Instruction in LSP.
Boyle, Ron
LSP is an acronym for "Language for Special Purposes." Two distance learning English-for-Special-Purposes (ESP) pilot projects at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) are described to illustrate the type of work to which distance learning might make a contribution. English is the language of instruction at AIT. The first project is a pre-session academic orientation course for postgraduate engineers at AIT. Students are provided with recorded lectures to familiarize them with their professors' speech, transcripts of lectures and note-taking exercises, a selection of recommended readings, sample assignments and of corrected papers, and sample exams. This process also helps professors to become familiar with the students before they arrive at AIT. The second project is a language teaching and teacher training program for English-as-a-Foreign-Language and ESP teachers in Hanoi, where teachers of English are in high demand. The political and economic reforms in Vietnam have resulted in a rapidly-growing amount of investment in the country, but teachers rely heavily on currently-available textbooks and do not have time or resources to use newer materials or methods. An in-service economics course was designed with Birmingham University to provide teachers with videocassettes containing a selection of news programs and documentaries, accompanied by transcripts and exercises. Contains 51 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam