Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present the specifics of teaching English for Science and Technology courses at one of the most prominent state universities in Serbia, the University of Niš. We shall describe the development of those courses for students at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering and the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture. We shall emphasize all the major endeavours in that respect, being fully aware that these are not only Serbian specifics. We shall present our experience and the research we had to establish in order first to conceptualize the course, and then teach it, the process of compiling and making teaching material, evaluating both the students and our own work. We shall reveal that English for Science and Technology courses proposed at universities can make the grounds for the students’ future job purposes but they are not sufficient to account for the specific job requirements of individual engineers.
Key words: English for Science and Technology courses, state university, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 8, April 2013, http://rhetoric.bg/, ISSN 1314-4464