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ERIC Number: EJ1131311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1792-8788
An E-Project-Based Approach to ESP Learning in an ICT Curriculum in Higher Education
Mamakou, Irene; Grigoriadou, Maria
Themes in Science and Technology Education, v3 n1-2 p119-137 2010
The interest in the integration of language learning with knowledge/content construction is growing around the world leading to Content-Based Instruction (CBI) which emphasizes the connection between the skills and information provided in the English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course and the technical material taught in their discipline. Interactive teamwork, critical reading and writing, communication skills, negotiation, and presentations are some of the vital soft skills for today's academic and future work environment. Traditionally, ESP involves a lecture mode where academic literacies and skills such as reading comprehension, writing, and vocabulary are practised. This paper discusses and analyses qualitative and quantitative results from the introduction of an e-methodology in two university departments for teaching/learning ESP in the framework of discipline-related, CBI and project work which enhances and modernizes teaching and learning ESP and develops new study habits for learners by promoting self-directed, autonomous, active learning, out-of-classroom learning and by encouraging students' engagement and academic socialisation.
Themes in Science and Technology Education. The Educational Approaches to Virtual Reality Technologies Laboratory, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, GR 45110, Greece. Tel: +30-2651005697; Fax: +30-2651005854; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
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