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ERIC Number: EJ748378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0889-4906
Teaching Aviation English in the Chinese Context: Developing ESP Theory in a Non-English Speaking Country
Aiguo, Wang
English for Specific Purposes, v26 n1 p121-128 2007
This note introduces readers to the development of English for specific purposes (ESP) teaching and research in China and, more specifically, aviation English curriculum development in the Chinese context, so that ESP professionals can be acquainted with the recent development of ESP theory and practice in a non-English speaking country like China. The purpose of the note is to explore an appropriate approach to teaching aviation English in the Chinese context from the perspective of ESP curriculum development. This note focuses on a contrastive study of aviation language between English and Chinese and aims to present a possible approach to ESP teaching more suitable to the Chinese context. As an important component of an aviation English course, the teaching of aviation linguistics is now in an experimental stage, and student response is positive. It is hoped that the establishment of this course, along with its teaching methods, will contribute to the development of ESP teaching in China.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China