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ERIC Number: EJ1066940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
Integrating EAP with EOP: An Eclectic Approach toward the Instruction of Iranian Engineering Undergraduates
Haghighi, Somayeh Biparva
International Education Studies, v5 n4 p257-265 Aug 2012
It is commonly observed that training in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) cannot successfully guarantee skills in English for Occupational Purposes (EOP). This study proposes an EOP-oriented course in an academic setting. It is designed to equip undergraduate students of engineering with general skills for EOP practices to meet students' future needs after graduation. EOP skills mainly include report reading/writing and development of technical vocabulary knowledge. A main feature of this EOP-oriented course is that it does not rely on any one single approach to syllabus design, but takes an eclectic approach by drawing on elements from a task based syllabus, a text-based syllabus, and a content-based syllabus for the design of the program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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