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ERIC Number: EJ865058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1475-1585
EAP Reading and Lexis for Thai Engineering Undergraduates
Ward, Jeremy
Journal of English for Academic Purposes, v8 n4 p294-301 Dec 2009
EAP programmes typically aim to enable students to read their academic textbooks. In Thailand this has become a matter of policy for both the government and the university, and has implications well beyond the need for students (especially undergraduate students) to graduate. This study presents evidence that this aim is an ideal which cannot in present circumstances be attained. The study estimates average student vocabulary knowledge to cover only half the General Service Word List, and less than half of a foundation engineering word list--way below the level necessary for effective reading. Suggestions are made for dealing with the problem. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand