The purpose of the task is to teach the chemical engineering students to describe their future work in English. The task suits well for the introductory English classes for chemical engineers.
The resource consists of some lead-in questions, a YouTube video on Branches of Chemical Engineering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHgbrXI2aDE by Prof. Bradley Ladewig. The video has the added benefit of exposing students to an Australian English accent, which is good for their listening comprehension.
Then there are some comprehension questions, such as, "1. What is chemical engineering?
2. What kind of aspects can chemical engineers improve in the field of clean energy?
3. What kind of role do chemical engineers play in the water sector?"
There are then a couple of vocabulary exercises (a gap fill and dictionary task).
Finally, the students have the chance to apply the vocabulary in the context of a discussion, in which they are encouraged to share their views concerning their future careers.
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students
The provided tangible improvements
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries
Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
The task enables the students to acquire the vocabulary necessary for working in English-speaking environment.
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