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ERIC Number: EJ894912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 10
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ISSN: ISSN-0889-4906
Language Needs Analysis from a Perspective of International Professional Mobility: The Case of French Mountain Guides
Wozniak, Severine
English for Specific Purposes, v29 n4 p243-252 Oct 2010
This paper gives a detailed account of an analysis carried out at the French National Skiing and Mountaineering School from August 2008 to June 2009 to assess the language needs of French mountain guides. A targeted literature review highlighted two main points to be taken into account in the design of this language needs analysis: target situations and insiders' expert knowledge. Then, one hypothesis and two research questions were identified. Data gathering methods--including unstructured interviews, non-participant observation of the foreign language certification process and a questionnaire--allowed testing of the questions via triangulation (by sources and methods) to validate the results. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France