The Role of the ESP Teacher in the In–company Training: An Experience in an Oil Exploration and Extraction Company in Cuba
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2020, Pages: 39-43
Received: Apr. 14, 2020; Accepted: May 3, 2020; Published: May 27, 2020
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Dora Mirta Troitiño Díaz, Department of English for Specific Purposes, Postgraduate School of Energy and Mining, Havana, Cuba
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Training is one of the organizational forms of postgraduate. In teaching English for specific purposes ESP it is very useful as it allows the student to be approached to the real scenario where he needs to communicate, among other functions. The teacher never loses his role but according to the scenario, it may include other skills that are not the ones they are used to display in the traditional class. Being a tutor in the workplace is very challenging. Sometimes teachers are scared of failing, as they have to face a technical vocabulary as well as some unforeseen situations which have to be handle with some expertise. The key is not to be afraid of these new experiences. Using the student’s expertise in their field together with the teacher´s skills may become a very powerful tool. This article goes into the different roles of the tutor as facilitator of the pedagogical process during this organizational form. The author of this paper wants to provide with some confidence to teachers while they are specializing in different ESP scenarios. That´s why she has shared examples of a training that was carried out in an oil exploration and production company in the province of Matanzas through three performance tasks carried out in the workplace. This may be generalized to other contexts too.
Training, English, Tutor, Company, Oil
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Dora Mirta Troitiño Díaz, The Role of the ESP Teacher in the In–company Training: An Experience in an Oil Exploration and Extraction Company in Cuba, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2020, pp. 39-43. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20200803.11
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