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Oct 16, 2020 12:00 Noon - Aug 31, 2021 01:45 PM(Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)
20201016T1200 20201016T1345 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh NEWS SHARING: a TASK-BASED ACTIVITY for the DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS' TECHNICAL VOCABULARY IN ESP CLASSROOMS

English for Specific Purposes (ESP) has been considered as a mandatory course for English-major students in tertiary education. The knowledge learnt from this course improves learners' ability to apply their English in professional environment in the future. This action research was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of news media on students' technical terms in an ESP classroom. This task was designed for 40 third-year students, who were supposed to be at C1 level (CEFR) to develop students' specific vocabulary as well as knowledge in Business and Economics. In order to do so, students worked in groups of three, searched for two articles related to the weekly topics, made and sent a glossary of new words from the articles to the whole class members. They also prepared a vocabulary game based on the glossary and summarized the main information for in-class presentation. In the delivery phase, students introduced the information from the news media and organized vocabulary games for other members to recycle vocabulary. Data through questionnaire and semi-structured interviews revealed that 95 percent of students surveyed were engrossed in this activity, and students' language, especially technical terms were reported to improve noticeably.

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English for Specific Purposes (ESP) has been considered as a mandatory course for English-major students in tertiary education. The knowledge learnt from this course improves learners' ability to apply their English in professional environment in the future. This action research was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of news media on students' technical terms in an ESP classroom. This task was designed for 40 third-year students, who were supposed to be at C1 level (CEFR) to develop students' specific vocabulary as well as knowledge in Business and Economics. In order to do so, students worked in groups of three, searched for two articles related to the weekly topics, made and sent a glossary of new words from the articles to the whole class members. They also prepared a vocabulary game based on the glossary and summarized the main information for in-class presentation. In the delivery phase, students introduced the information from the news media and organized vocabulary games for other members to recycle vocabulary. Data through questionnaire and semi-structured interviews revealed that 95 percent of students surveyed were engrossed in this activity, and students' language, especially technical terms were reported to improve noticeably.

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VNU University of Languages and International Studies
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Teacher
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THPT Luong DInh Cua
Mrs. Quynh Nguyen
Lecturer
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Thai Nguyen University of Sciences
Hanoi University of Industry
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Hanoi University of Industry
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School
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