TITLE

Acquisition and Teaching of Technical English

AUTHOR(S)
Susikaran, R. S. A.
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Language in India;Sep2012, Vol. 12 Issue 9, p600
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Good communication skills are the key to success in the job market. Mastery of technical English gives an advantage to those who are skilled in English. Similar to every language teaching, the teaching of English also has some underlying ideology -the nature of language and to whom it is taught. Technical English is the language used for specific purposes. The language in which scientific and technical facts are expressed is not certainly a language different from that of general English. But it poses a number of special problems to the English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). In Technical English language acquisition and teaching, the language teaching professionals of Technical English need to acquire the terminologies used in various fields of Science and Technology and their objective is to introduce to the engineering and professional graduates the complexities of effective and practical communication skills in the affairs of business, industry, science and technology, which have acquired the global dimensions in the age of information revolution. Thus this paper deals with the imperative need for the designing course materials for the budding scientists and technologists and teaching of technical English language by the English language teaching professionals.
ACCESSION #
88788611

 

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