Developing Courses in Languages for Specific Purposes

dc.contributor.author Trace, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Hudson, T.
dc.contributor.author Brown, J.D.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-19T20:19:21Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-19T20:19:21Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-19
dc.description The goals of most foreign language (FL) instruction in higher education within the United States are built around three main components: (a) the acquisition of the knowledge of language skills for general communication use; (b) exposing learners to other cultures and ideas; and (c) fostering an appreciation of differences in cultures and ways of thinking. While each of these are certainly noble outcomes and likely meet the needs of the majority of university level FL learners, they remain quite broad in terms of what it is a learner will actually be able to do with the language once they have left the classroom. This is especially true for those of us faced with learners who have specific and sometimes immediate language needs that require more than generalized or dispositional knowledge alone. For these learners, Language for Specific Purposes courses provide an invaluable alternative or supplement to general language courses.
dc.description.abstract The goals of most foreign language (FL) instruction in higher education within the United States are built around three main components: (a) the acquisition of the knowledge of language skills for general communication use; (b) exposing learners to other cultures and ideas; and (c) fostering an appreciation of differences in cultures and ways of thinking. While each of these are certainly noble outcomes and likely meet the needs of the majority of university level FL learners, they remain quite broad in terms of what it is a learner will actually be able to do with the language once they have left the classroom. This is especially true for those of us faced with learners who have specific and sometimes immediate language needs that require more than generalized or dispositional knowledge alone. For these learners, Language for Specific Purposes courses provide an invaluable alternative or supplement to general language courses.
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/14573
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.relation.ispartofseries NW69
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
dc.subject language for specific purposes
dc.subject LSP
dc.subject curriculum
dc.subject foreign language
dc.title Developing Courses in Languages for Specific Purposes
dc.type Papers
dc.type.dcmi Text
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