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Connecting Learner Needs with Academic Discourse: a Research on LSP Courses at Beginners’ Level for Students of Art History and Archaeology in German Universities

10 pagesPublished: February 23, 2017

Abstract

The paper introduces the relevance of the Italian language in the discourses of Art History and Archaeology and its properties. Then it focuses on the Learner Needs (LN) of a specific target audience: students of Art History and Archaeology, under- and postgraduates aiming to achieve LSP competence in Italian already as beginners or quasi-beginners. Being these general LN, how far is it possible to satisfy them with an LSP course on discourse relevant aspects in the academy? – The paper gives an answer to this question discussing some outcomes of a PhD research: in this doing, it describes the course design, learners’ profiles and their performances. Finally it suggests a flexible course concept with a main focus on didactics and on refined specific LN.

Keyphrases: Academic Discourse of Art History and Archaeology, CLIL, intercomprehension, learner needs, LSP

In: Chelo Vargas-Sierra (editor). Professional and Academic Discourse: an Interdisciplinary Perspective, vol 2, pages 102--111

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BibTeX entry
@inproceedings{AESLA2016:Connecting_Learner_Needs_with,
  author    = {Debora Gay},
  title     = {Connecting Learner Needs with Academic Discourse: a Research on LSP Courses at Beginners' Level for Students of Art History and Archaeology in German Universities},
  booktitle = {Professional and Academic Discourse: an Interdisciplinary Perspective},
  editor    = {Chelo Vargas-Sierra},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Language and Linguistics},
  volume    = {2},
  pages     = {102--111},
  year      = {2017},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair, http://www.easychair.org},
  issn      = {2398-5283},
  url       = {https://easychair.org/publications/paper/T3ln},
  doi       = {10.29007/h2tw}}
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