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Communication Skills in ESP Classrooms

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Original title:Communication Skills in ESP Classrooms
Authors:Štěpánka Bilová, Barbora Chovancová
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Citation:BILOVÁ, Štěpánka a Barbora CHOVANCOVÁ. Communication Skills in ESP Classrooms. In Selected Papers from the 19th ICC Annual Conference in Pilsen. Plzeň: ICC the international language association, 2012. s. 4-7, 4 s.Export BibTeX
author = {Bilová, Štěpánka and Chovancová, Barbora},
address = {Plzeň},
booktitle = {Selected Papers from the 19th ICC Annual Conference in Pilsen},
keywords = {ESP; legal English; communicative methods; learner-centered teaching},
howpublished = {tištěná verze "print"},
language = {eng},
location = {Plzeň},
pages = {4-7},
publisher = {ICC the international language association},
title = {Communication Skills in ESP Classrooms},
url = {},
year = {2012}
Original language:English
Field:Pedagogy and education
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Type:Article in Proceedings
Keywords:ESP; legal English; communicative methods; learner-centered teaching
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As soft skills have become a desirable part of university training, we introduced the development of such skills into the classes of legal English. The workshop presents a way of improving the students’ oral competence; its content is based on materials used in the regular classes of English for Lawyers and the intensive course of Communication Skills in Legal English taught as part of the series Soft Skills in Foreign Languages (within the COMPACT project) at Masaryk University in Brno. The workshop includes three phases of developing the skills: preparation, practice and self-reflection. This structure can be easily adopted to various other professional settings.

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