English for specific purposes (ESP): Librarianship and Information Science
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Datos de la obra
13th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, 22-24 de abril, 1999, Tesalónica (Grecia)
Librarianship and Information Science belong to a group of degrees that have developed independently only in recent times. Due to the global network of information spread all over the world and the increasing demand for huge amounts of data for all kinds of intellectual activities, the importance of a good command of the English language for the students of these degrees is self-evident. The relatively short independent life of these sciences is the main reason for the non-existence of specific textbooks joining the always necessary review of the English grammar, with the vocabulary needs, text practice, cataloguing methods and specific reading and writing activities the students of these subjects require. The present paper will deal with numerous different possibilities for exercises the English teacher may propose in a class of first year students in Librarianship and Information Science, all of them based on my personal experience.