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Stoller, Fredricka L.; Robinson, Marin S. – English for Specific Purposes, 2013
This article highlights aspects of an interdisciplinary (chemistry-applied linguistics) English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course- and materials-development project. The project was aimed at raising genre awareness among chemistry students and faculty, in addition to improving students' disciplinary reading and writing. As part of the project,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Applied Linguistics, Journal Articles, Audiences
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Trinder, Ruth – English for Specific Purposes, 2013
Although the influence of learner beliefs on performance and satisfaction in particular instructional contexts is uncontested, empirical studies have so far concentrated on students in various geographical rather than discipline-specific settings. Starting from the premise that tertiary sector ESP students may have more in common than their choice…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Business English, Business Administration Education, College Students
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Warren, Martin – English for Specific Purposes, 2013
E-mail communication in business and professional contexts has been analysed with a focus on textual and communicative complexity, stylistic conventions, and the relation between e-mails and professional culture. The purpose of the present study is to compare the professional literacy in two professions by studying the use of intertextuality in…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Language Styles, Comparative Analysis, Discourse Analysis
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Kuteeva, Maria – English for Specific Purposes, 2013
Genre-based approaches are widely used in academic writing courses for graduate students. Yet, despite numerous studies of academic discourses and genres, there is still little research focusing on the learner in ESP genre-based instruction, and further consideration of individual learners' responses to genre pedagogy is needed. This article…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Grounded Theory, Graduate Students
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Hussin, Virginia – English for Specific Purposes, 2013
This article reports on a research process where focussed reflection on pharmacist-patient simulations led to meta-pragmatic awareness and directions for pedagogical practice. The research participants were third-year EAL pharmacy students, who were practising being pharmacists, and pharmacy staff members, who played the part of patients. Analysis…
Descriptors: Reflection, Teacher Attitudes, Patients, Pragmatics
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Zareva, Alla – English for Specific Purposes, 2013
The purpose of the present study is to shed some light on the subtle interplay between oral and written academic genres in the context of graduate student academic presentations. The analysis was based on a corpus of successful TESOL graduate student academic presentations (n = 20) with a focus on the genre identity roles students encode in their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Graduate Students, Written Language, Oral Language
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Friginal, Eric – English for Specific Purposes, 2013
This case study discusses the development and use of an oral performance assessment instrument intended to evaluate Filipino agents' customer service transactions with callers from the United States (US). The design and applications of the instrument were based on a longitudinal, qualitative observation of language training and customer service…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Reliability, Evaluation Methods, Outsourcing
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Rusanganwa, Joseph – English for Specific Purposes, 2013
This study investigates whether the integration of ICT in education can facilitate teaching and learning. An example of such integration is computer assisted language learning (CALL) of English technical vocabulary by undergraduate physics students in Rwanda. The study draws on theories of cognitive load and multimedia learning to explore learning…
Descriptors: Physics, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Scores
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Weninger, Csilla; Kan, Katy Hoi-Yi – English for Specific Purposes, 2013
In the last 20 years, critical approaches to language and literacy education have established themselves as an academic field, with an abundance of empirical studies applying Critical Literacy principles in classes and curricula at schools and universities. Noticeably absent from the contexts of implementation are courses in Business English and…
Descriptors: Business Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Spence, Paul; Liu, Gi-Zen – English for Specific Purposes, 2013
The global high-tech industry is characterized by extreme competitiveness, innovation, and widespread use of English. Consequently, Taiwanese high-tech companies require engineers that are talented in both their engineering and English abilities. In response to the lack of knowledge regarding the English skills needed by engineers in Taiwan's…
Descriptors: Adult Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Manufacturing
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Kwan, Becky S. C.; Chan, Hang; Lam, Colin – English for Specific Purposes, 2012
Evaluations of prior scholarship play a crucial role in the literature review (LR) of a research article by showing how the boundary of an area of inquiry can be further advanced by the writer's work. Yet, many inexperienced writers find evaluating others' work a major challenge. Although the task has received some attention in research and…
Descriptors: Models, Information Systems, Literature Reviews, Comparative Analysis
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Yang, Hui-Chun – English for Specific Purposes, 2012
With the increasing use of integrated tasks in assessing writing, more and more research studies have been conducted to examine the construct validity of such tasks. Previous studies have largely focused on reading-writing tasks, while relatively little is known about graph-writing tasks. This study examines second language (L2) writers'…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Structural Equation Models, Writing Tests, Familiarity
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McGrath, Lisa; Kuteeva, Maria – English for Specific Purposes, 2012
Recent ESP research into academic writing has shown how writers convey their stance and interact with readers across different disciplines. However, little research has been carried out into the disciplinary writing practices of the pure mathematics academic community from an ESP genre analysis perspective. This study begins to address this gap by…
Descriptors: Discourse Communities, Interviews, Epistemology, Mathematics Instruction
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Lin, Ling; Evans, Stephen – English for Specific Purposes, 2012
This paper presents an analysis of the major generic structures of empirical research articles (RAs), with a particular focus on disciplinary variation and the relationship between the adjacent sections in the introductory and concluding parts. The findings were derived from a close "manual" analysis of 433 recent empirical RAs from high-impact…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Social Sciences, Periodicals, Humanities
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Wharton, Sue – English for Specific Purposes, 2012
This article examines the stance options used by writers responding to a data description task in the discipline of Statistics. Based on a small learner corpus, it uses inductive qualitative content analysis to explore both the content propositions that students included in their writing, and the ways in which they expressed evaluative stance…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Epistemology, Computational Linguistics, Content Analysis
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