Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Ronald Eckard, Nancy Davis, John Hagaman
Department of English
Master of Arts
An incredible proliferation of knowledge has generated a critical need for professionals in all fields to have access to current information and research results. Costs for study and research are extremely high, particularly in science fields, and most professionals seek to minimize loss in time and funds by avoiding duplication of efforts. Language is often a handicap, preventing the voluntary sharing of valuable information between individuals and countries, and many recognize the establishment of a universal language as a means of eliminating this unnecessary barrier. English is rapidly becoming accepted as a universal means of communication, but those who seek the skill often cannot afford the time to commit themselves to years of study to acquire it. To meet the needs of such a group of scientists in Bucaramanga Colombia, a program for study in English communicative competence was designed, implemented and evaluated in 1988, through the cooperative efforts of Western Kentucky University and Instituto Colombiano del Petroleo.
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Nave, Patience, "English as a Second Language: Evaluation of a Language Program Designed for & Implemented in the Colombian Oil Company's Research Institute" (1989). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 2692.
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