Challenges of Teaching Technical Vocabulary at University Level

Haslinda, Hashim Ashim (2007) Challenges of Teaching Technical Vocabulary at University Level. INTI Journal: Special Issue on Teaching and Learning. pp. 20-26. ISSN 1675-0284


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This paper is based on a comparative study into the challenges of teaching technical vocabulary encountered while teaching at a Technical Science College in Turkey and at University Malaysia Pahang Malaysia. It is a fact that delivering technical terms in English poses some difficulties to the teachers. Some of these obstacles stem from the task inside classroom itself as a specific point in teaching language field. The second comes from teachers, as they are generally less productive to present the vocabulary items in the event of encountering teaching complications. Some problems arise from learners themselves as they generally fall behind of essential language level or they lack motivation. This paper aims (a) to analyze the challenges of teaching technical vocabulary from the teachers’ perspectives, (b) analyse them in terms of syllabus design, and (c) render some recommendations towards stakeholders in order that they should take all these barriers into account while designing their curricula.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching Vocabulary, Technical Terminology, Technical vocabulary
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Academic Affairs
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2018 02:53
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2018 02:53

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