The Project "New Language Curriculum for Professional Communication" (LAPROCOM), 2007-10, was funded by the last selection round of the EU Tempus III Programme, to be a targeted intervention into the provision and methodologies of language teaching at a technical University in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. The field of language teaching at Russian technical institutions was identified as a priority for the Russian Federation in the later TEMPUS III selection rounds, and so this offered a unique opportunity for a team of teachers to introduce methods associated with ESP training into their approaches, through the design of new courses and pedagogical materials. Three teaching teams, covering slightly different areas, created a set of new General and more specialised English language curricula, and then elaborated them with the development of new learning materials. In the process different ideas about the organisation of language training programmes have been introduced to the practice of the teaching and materials writing teams. This paper presents as a case study the organisation, work and results of this Project.
|Original language||Multiple languages|
|Title of host publication||Международный менеджмент в вузе. Развитие в условиях кризиса|
|Subtitle of host publication||Mатериалы IV международный научно-практической практической (21-23 октября, г. Красноярск)|
|Editors||V. A. Kureshov|
|Place of Publication||Krasnoyarsk, Russia|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||International Management and Marketing at the University. Development in times of crisis: IVth International Research Conference - Siberian Aerospace University, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation|
Duration: 21 Oct 2009 → 23 Oct 2009
|Conference||International Management and Marketing at the University. Development in times of crisis|
|Period||21/10/09 → 23/10/09|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Linguistics and Language
Cleary, J. (2009). Project LAPROCOM: reforming language curriculum and methods in technical HE contexts. In V. A. Kureshov (Ed.), Международный менеджмент в вузе. Развитие в условиях кризиса: Mатериалы IV международный научно-практической практической (21-23 октября, г. Красноярск) (pp. 15-18).