The book you hold in your hands bearing the title English Texts and Terminology for Shipping, Trade and Transport is conceived as the task-based approach, learner’s book component of a curriculum aiming to teach English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) to upper intermediate students involved in the scientific fields targeted by the title. It is destined to learners who wish to improve all four skills in view of excelling in their professional career paths or in further pursuing their academic studies. The book features authentic materials configured in authentic tasks. Such tasks include but are not limited to: Reading Specialized Texts, from Newspaper Articles to Academic ones, Writing Application Letters, Planning Academic Essays, Listening for Gist, Summarizing, Delivering Oral Presentations, Choosing Dissertation Topics, Working with and Synthesizing Multiple Information Sources, Familiarization with Various Discourse Types, Composing Articles for Academic Journals, Data Commentary, Creating Thematic Webs, Using Google as a Supercorpus etc. Specialized subject matter areas in lexis and carrier content include: Shipping Companies Structure and Administration, Freight and Cargos, Ships’ Engines, Charter Parites and Bills of Landing, International Conventions of Trade, Cases of Maritime Envrionmental Pollution, International Organizations such as the IMO and the European Union, International Policies for Ports, Shipping, and Transportation, Autonomous Vessels, Specific Legal Issues pertaining to Shipping, Soft Skills Onboard and Ashore, Logistics etc.
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