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ERIC Number: ED409703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-12
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Instruction for the Computer Sciences.
This paper examines patterns of English discourse related to computer science and makes suggestions for the design and content of a technical writing course in English as a Second Language for computer specialists. An introductory section provides background information on computer science education and two professional associations with which computer science students, professionals, and teachers of English for Special Purposes (ESP) for computer science should be familiar. Subsequent sections outline: (1) results of research on the types of writing found in computer science and examples of vocabulary common in the field (specialized, non-specialized, high-frequency general English, and high-frequency or problematic grammatical features), and (2) recommended language-related course content and other course or program features, including tutorial and editing services, opportunities for collaboration and authentic writing experience, testing, and faculty development. Contains four references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aizu Univ., Aizuwakamatsu (Japan). Center for Language Research.