ERIC Number: ED479613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Localization vs. Internationalization: E-Learning Programs for the Aviation Industry.
Strother, Judith B.
This paper presents a case study of a Web-based English language training program in the field of Aviation. Virtual Languages, Inc., (VL) of Boca Raton, Florida, develops and delivers distance learning courses that teach English as a Second Language (ESL) within an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) framework. This allows learners to improve their proficiency in English while developing the field-specific language they need in order to perform their jobs. The two main ESP areas of VL courses are Business English and Aviation English, the latter of which is the focus of this paper. (Contains 13 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Aviation Education, Aviation Vocabulary, Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Oriented Programs, Distance Education, English (Second Language), International Communication, Language Universals, Language Variation, Languages for Special Purposes
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.