English for Vocational Purposes provides a linguistic description of English in the context of the trades and investigates how this specialist language is used in real-world contexts. As the demand for English-speaking workers in the trades grows internationally, a major gap in the research on language in the trades is evident. Based on courses in construction and engineering at a polytechnic in New Zealand, this book offers an empirical response to this gap in research. Features of this book include:
Paving the way for a new research agenda in the field of ESP, English for Vocational Purposes is key reading for advanced students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of ESP, trades education and vocational education.
List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Extracts; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Language in trades education and English for specific purposes; Chapter 2: The Language in the Trades Education project: Methodology; Chapter 3: Tutoring in trades education: Instruction and engagement in automotive technology classroom discourse; Chapter 4: Writing in trades education: The case of the builder’s diary; Chapter 5: A descriptive analysis of the use of visual elements in trades education texts; Chapter 6: Technical vocabulary in trades education; Chapter 7: Listening and speaking in trades education; Chapter 8: Reading in trades education; Chapter 9: Putting research into practice in trades education; Chapter 10: Reflections, implications, and directions in trades education research; Appendix 1; References; Index
Routledge Research in English for Specific Purposes is a series of monograph studies showcasing cutting-edge research in the field of English for Specific Purposes. Books in this series provide theoretically innovative and empirically rigorous examples of research that advance understanding of topics within ESP, each providing a comprehensive background to the topic, a survey of modern research, and avenues for future exploration in the area.