Teaching Architectural Vocabulary: Elements of a House Exterior

Rata, Georgeta (2012) Teaching Architectural Vocabulary: Elements of a House Exterior. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Every profession has its own vocabulary and every professional would like to use (to communicate rapidly and effectively – orally or in writing) these specialised terms in the language that he/she uses (be it his/her mother tongue or a second language). Given that each specific disciplinary field has its own specialized (or technical) vocabulary or terminology, undergraduates specializing in landscaping should all know such terms related to the components of the exterior structure of a house. To establish the best teaching strategy of such specialised vocabulary, we have carried out a test aiming at assessing our students’ knowledge of architectural terminology. The control group was asked to identify the proper definition of the 29 terms above without any visual aid. The experimental group was asked to do the same, but they were also supplied a visual aid (the view of a house on its site with the components of its exterior structure).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: English for Specific Purposes
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 07:13
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 07:13
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/838

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