Assessing Languages for Specific Purposes (Cambridge by Dan Douglas

By Dan Douglas

This ebook is key analyzing for somebody drawn to comparing languages for particular reasons (LSP).

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Meeds analysis I interviewed 4 members of the company and discussed specific needs and perceived problem areas. I also discussed various options with Mr Lambada. Depending on the results of the placement tests currently being carried out, the following initial decisions have been agreed: • Training to take place twice a week, 90 m inutes per session. Facilities will be provided on company premises, including DVD player and multimedia projector. • M aterials should be based on a commercially available coursebook, supplemented by tailor-made m aterials.

As has already been pointed out in Chapter 1, the level o f the person in the company hierarchy is also relevant. A high-level manager in a multinational corporation will not have the same needs as a person on the shop floor, even if they both have the same marks in a language placement test. 2 • Assessing needs and preferences A t some point the teacher will need to meet the various stakeholders. These are the people who have some sort of stake or interest in the English training, and could include the learners, the sponsors, the H R department, the head of departments whose employees the trainer will be working with, and so on.

Entrance examination comprised a S 0 0 word essay on a topic o-f their own choice, a multiple choice grammar te st, and a newspaper article -followed by comprehension questions. - Example 1 28 2 • Assessing needs and preferences Notes after initial meeting - IS minutes Name-- Sandra Ho. Company. Megaelectrowks Tnc. com-, Tel: 36GZ7^Z8 (via PA) Function-. Roar'd member responsible -for European investments. Main needs: Preparation for an international conference in Rome next month, where she is to give a keynote speech.

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