Developing a Grammar Book for Seafarers

The problem of developing a grammar book for seafarers arises in connection with preparing teaching/learning materials for Maritime English (ME) learners at each and every stage of their training. Should Maritime English teachers leave grammar to general English teachers? What could be the contents of a specialized grammar book? How could we arrange the materials in it? How should it correspond to the general English grammar syllabus? All these questions must be solved in order to avoid mismatches or simplifications in the process of ME training. For ESP teachers the GE grammar topics are obviously the basis in producing a purely ESP grammar material aiming to meet the students’ needs. This work presumes a substantial linguistic research in ME texts involving the study in theory and practice of ESP. The paper presents the primary notions on the problem and suggests a sample of the grammar topic “Passive Voice” developed for the students of Maritime English at ESP Department of Kyiv State Maritime Academy.


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  • Accession Number: 01482048
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 9 2013 4:15PM