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English communication skills needs of professionals in Taiwan's high-technology industries

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Chia-Jung Tsui ; Nat. Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan

The results of a survey of 1001 professionals in Taiwan's high-technology industries are presented. The survey describes how these professionals use English communication skills in their work. The data should help Taiwanese universities and industries design or modify English communication skills courses. The survey also offers a specific example form which one can draw general appraisals of the extent to which English has become an international language in the high-technology industries. The study confirms the seriousness of the need for nonnative English-speaking professionals to improve their English language skills. Even with at least ten years of English training, a majority of the professionals surveyed feel that they do not communicate effectively in English, and they want continued instruction in some aspect of English communication

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:34 ,  Issue: 2 )