Συγγραφέας: ΠΕΠΠΑ ΙΦΙΓΕΝΕΙΑ
Εκδοτικός οίκος: ΔΙΣΙΓΜΑ
Ημερομηνία Έκδοσης: Δεκέμβριος 2016
The book addresses generally the specialized linguistic needs of students studying Aircraft Technology Engineering. It aims at learners from intermediate to high intermediate level of competence and focuses on the technical language used in the field of the Aircraft Structure, a thematic area that students are familiar with, since they are taught aircraft structure during their studies.
The book is also useful to experienced technicians who work internationally or just need to develop their ability to communicate in their workplace. It is suitable for self-study since it includes a broad bilingual glossary of technical terms and an answer-key of all the activities included.
More specifically, the book consists of six different structural sections.
-Section I consists of sixteen teaching units. Each of these units contains authentic technical texts, (most of them retrieved from NASA’s official websites), and a variety of language activities (reading and listening comprehension, vocabulary and grammar exercises, writing activities).
-Section II contains further vocabulary activities which aim at recycling and re-practicing the newly learnt terminology found in the previous teaching units as well as additional terms.
-Section III contains a list of technical terms accompanied by their definitions.
-Section IV comprises a broad English - Greek glossary.
-Section V, the Grammar Section, which contains tables of grammar structures of the most important grammatical phenomena and a number of exercises for further practice.
-Section VI, the Answer key, (yellow pages) is considered a very useful tool, essential for self- studying.
-The book also includes the texts that are used in the listening comprehension activities; this enables the tutor to use them as reading comprehension activities as well.
It is hoped that the book will contribute essentially to the increased language needs of the students studying Aircraft Technology, especially during the initial stages of their studies and will serve as a first step for further learning and development of their language communication skills.