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ERIC Number: EJ1053717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
Reading through ESP in an Undergraduate Law Program (Lectura a través de inglés con propósitos específicos en un programa de derecho de pregrado)
Arias Rodríguez, Gladis Leonor
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v16 n1 p105-118 Apr 2014
This article presents the results of a study conducted among a group of law students in fift h-level English at a Colombian private university, which analyzed the effects of applying reading through English for Specific Purposes under the criteria of the communicative approach. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews, the students' oral and written samples and the researcher's journals. Findings show that specialized reading motivates students to increase both vocabulary and knowledge about their own field of study and also encourages them to use English in everyday situations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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