Teaching Trial and Analysis of English for Technical Communication

| March 30, 2004
Title
Teaching Trial and Analysis of English for Technical Communication

Keywords: English for technical communication, English for specific purpose? postgraduates

Authors
Ping Duan & Weiping Gu
Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100054, P. R. China

Abstract
English for technical communication (ETC) is a novel development of English for specific purpose on the demand of the society for improving students’ ability in communicating technical information. To assess the applicability of ETC teaching in China, a specially designed ETC course was delivered to five classes of postgraduates, and questionnaire and test analysis were carried out at end of the course. The results showed that the ETC training significantly developed students’ skills in technical reading and writing, but not so much in speaking. This requires improving pedagogics and increasing the mutual communication so as to raise students’ ability in oral English.

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Category: Quarterly Journal