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Attention Boosters in ESP Lectures
Masaryk University, Brno.
2006 (English)In: LSP in Higher Education, Searching for Common Solutions, Brno, 2006, 68-70 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

To prove successful, language teaching requires a great deal of students’ participation in the process. However, students’ attention, a pre-requisite for such participation, tends to gradually wane as the lesson proceeds – a phenomenon that becomes yet more marked at lectures due to these not requiring listeners’ active involvement.The paper focuses on the means and techniques of keeping students attentive at ESP lectures (whose primary purpose is to acquaint them with IT-related vocabulary and advanced grammar structures) such as message encryption and decryption, use of metaphors, deviation from the expected, incorporation of grammar in the relevant socio-cultural context, etc.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brno, 2006. 68-70 p.
Keyword [en]
ESP lectures, attention boosters, decryption, encrypted message, metaphor, prosodic alterations, repetition, deviation from the expected
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General Language Studies and Linguistics Didactics Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20332ISBN: 80-214-3213-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-20332DiVA: diva2:675993
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LSP in Higher Education, Searching for Common Solutions, Brno, 2006
Available from: 2012-02-26 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-09Bibliographically approved

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