ERIC Number: ED374648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Videotaping EST/ESP Student Projects: "Real World" Research Projects for Professional and Academic Preparation.
Descriptive information and supporting documents for courses taught in the language center of a school of mines are presented here. The first is a four-semester engineering practices introductory course sequence that incorporates professional-level technical problem-solving, cooperative learning, and the preparation of written and oral presentations to real-world clients. It is designed to help students learn to define complex problems, continue self-education, think creatively and critically, work in teams, evaluate evidence, make judgments, and communicate to a variety of audiences. The second outline is of components of projects in English for Science and Technology (EST) and English for Special Purposes (ESP) courses at levels five and six. The projects consist of interviews with individuals who are professionals in a particular area, background research, and preparation of an oral presentation, to be videotaped, and a written report. A list of oral and written student research project topics and an evaluation form for oral presentations are also included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Assignments, Cooperative Learning, Course Content, Course Organization, Engineering Education, English for Science and Technology, English for Special Purposes, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Professional Occupations, Public Speaking, Research Projects, Second Language Instruction, Speech Skills, Student Evaluation, Student Projects, Writing Exercises
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (28th, Baltimore, MD, March 8-12, 1994).