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Conference Paper: Teaching technical communication and English Language to potential engineers

TitleTeaching technical communication and English Language to potential engineers
Authors
KeywordsContent-based teaching
English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
Problem-based learning
Task-based learning
Technical communication
Issue Date2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Citation
The 2013 IEEE International Conference on Professional Communication (IPCC 2013), Vancouver, BC., 15-17 July 2013. In International Professional Communication Conference Proceedings, 2013 How to Cite?
AbstractGraduates' communication skills and English language proficiency have long been a concern of employers in Hong Kong. In order to equip engineering students with the expected English language and communication skills in the workplace, institutions should develop specific programmes to meet their needs. This paper attempts to demonstrate how the Professional and Technical Communication courses at two universities in Hong Kong help their engineering students develop their language and technical communication skills. A comparison and appraisal of the pedagogy will be presented, illustrated with empirical data and examples of classroom practice. It is hoped that this paper will stimulate insights from technical communication professionals, which can help us design quality English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses for nurturing engineering talents. © 2013 IEEE.
DescriptionConference Theme: Beyond Borders: Communicating Globally
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/190787
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dc.contributor.authorLi, YLen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, VYYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-17T15:43:06Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-17T15:43:06Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2013 IEEE International Conference on Professional Communication (IPCC 2013), Vancouver, BC., 15-17 July 2013. In International Professional Communication Conference Proceedings, 2013en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4673-0012-1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/190787-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Beyond Borders: Communicating Globally-
dc.description.abstractGraduates' communication skills and English language proficiency have long been a concern of employers in Hong Kong. In order to equip engineering students with the expected English language and communication skills in the workplace, institutions should develop specific programmes to meet their needs. This paper attempts to demonstrate how the Professional and Technical Communication courses at two universities in Hong Kong help their engineering students develop their language and technical communication skills. A comparison and appraisal of the pedagogy will be presented, illustrated with empirical data and examples of classroom practice. It is hoped that this paper will stimulate insights from technical communication professionals, which can help us design quality English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses for nurturing engineering talents. © 2013 IEEE.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Professional Communication Conference Proceedingsen_US
dc.rightsInternational Professional Communication Conference Proceedings. Copyright © Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.-
dc.rights©2013 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectContent-based teaching-
dc.subjectEnglish for Specific Purposes (ESP)-
dc.subjectProblem-based learning-
dc.subjectTask-based learning-
dc.subjectTechnical communication-
dc.titleTeaching technical communication and English Language to potential engineersen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLi, VYY: yylv@hku.hken_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/IPCC.2013.6623903-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84889035692-
dc.identifier.hkuros221606en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros221609-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-
dc.customcontrol.immutablesml 140312-

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