Taal en beroep
  • ISSN 0169-7420
  • E-ISSN: 2213-4883
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The aim of the authors is to provide some examples of how a teacher could develop his own material in order to optimalize his teaching and meet the needs of the learners.With a concrete example of a course for Dutch speaking business-men (see NOTE : (1)) we show how teaching material may be developed through a permanent interaction between the language teachers and representatives of a professional group. LANGUAGE AND PROFESSION should not only meet in the last (teaching) phase but at the very beginning of the project and throughout every step of the preparation of the course.The article deals with the following questions:1,- how can one find out about the needs ? (Table 1 shows - for French - which are the linguistic competences considered as "useful or essential")2.- what aspects should be treated first ? (Table 2 shows the relationship between some professional categories (our target group) and the functions they use.)3.- with what pedagogical forms kan one reach the objectives ? With practical examples of lessons, we try to define the approach selected.In short, this material is not to be seen as an alternative to existing material but as supplementary material dealing with the "gaps" which have been detected.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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