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Constructionist Experiential Learner-Enhanced Teaching in English for Academic Purposes

Dietmar Tatzl

This book offers a macrostrategy for teaching English as a foreign language to students in tertiary degree programmes. This teaching strategy has been developed from various methodological currents in higher education and language didactics. The volume provides inspiration, ideas and practical examples for ESP and EAP professionals anywhere in the world and hopes to motivate learners across disciplines. It takes subject-specific requirements into consideration and is a methodology handbook open to the diversity of EAP teaching contexts. It may serve as a textbook in applied linguistics, English studies and teacher education.
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Appendix A: Students’ Specimen Project Report Extracts

The language in the extracts from this students’ report has not been teacher corrected, but page breaks and omissions have been marked within square brackets. The accuracy of in-text references has not been checked by the teacher either. Students’ names on the title sheet are pseudonyms. Students gave their written permission for the publication of this report.

Final Project Report

Computational fluid dynamics simulation of the boundary layer over a flat plate

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1. Introduction

The concept of the boundary layer was first introduced by Prandtl in 1904 in his boundary layer hypothesis (Prandtl, 1904). This paper revolutionized the analysis of viscous flows. “The boundary layer is the thin region of flow adjacent to a surface, where the flow is retarded by the influence of friction between a solid surface and the fluid” (Anderson, 2011, p. 966). It only occurs in viscous flows and is the physical phenomenon of skin friction and aerodynamic heating of the surface and hence the knowledge of the boundary layer is critical for the calculation of drag.

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