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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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C Materials for Meetings

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Appendix C: Materials for Meetings

C.1 Handout and Role Cards for Fuselage Design Meeting

Scenario

Your company Cruise Liner, located in Sydney, Australia, has been producing a very successful commercial aeroplane, the CL100, for short-haul routes, with 150 units sold to 30 airlines over the past 20 years. Now it intends to enter the long-range passenger market with a new aircraft design, since, owing to the growing business in Asia and South America, airlines have expressed their need for such an aeroplane within the next 10 to 20 years. The new airliner should carry between 250 and 300 passengers over a range from 5,900 to 9,000 miles. Market research suggests a global demand of 30 new aircraft in this category each year. Your company has started the initial concept phase, and an engineering team has been assigned the task to propose a concept for the fuselage design of the CL111. A meeting has been called with leading design engineers who need to decide which characteristics and parameters the fuselage concept may show.

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