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A Methodological Probe to Aeronautical English Vocabulary Instruction

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Students’ knowledge of words impacts their achievement in all areas of the curriculum because words are necessary for communicating the content. Aeronautical English vocabulary is a major difficulty which impedes students’ progress in EAP (English for Academic Purposes) learning (usually conducted in native English countries) or ESP (English for Specific Purposes). The paper introduces readers to the status quo of aeronautical English vocabulary teaching in P. R. China and some specifics of it in classroom activities so that EAP/ESP teachers can have a better idea of ESL teaching with regard to width and depth of aeronautical English vocabulary knowledge.

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Wang, A. (2011). A Methodological Probe to Aeronautical English Vocabulary Instruction. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 1, 45-51. doi: 10.4236/ojml.2011.12007.

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