Efficacy of generative teaching model for scientific English

Masoumeh Afshar, Mehdi Damaliamiri & Firouzeh Akbari, Farhangian university, Iran, ID CLEaR217-429;    Abstract: The importance of learning English for university students in non-speaking English countries has been of great importance in any level and age.What may bother most students in Iranian universities is that they can not read their original textbooks written in English and are deprived from quick access to most books developed in descriptive form.To increase the student comprehension ,there have been applied different technics while the rate of success has been under doubt.In the revised model of generative teaching, the students in Bu-Ali sina University,Hamedan,Iran were participated in a pilot study with the reliance more on attention and generation in scientific English for two courses ;the first one was unfamiliar and the second one was the previously learned subject .The challenges of unfamiliar subject in scientific English was assessed in three aspects of age , socio-economic background and gender.The results of this experiments in two classes of specific English for the second year students of engineering showed that gender did not have any effect on learning scientific English while socioeconomic background had the greatest effect on learning English compared with the traditional teaching class.On the other hand, for the familiar subjects, girls at the younger age showed significant improvement to both traditional classes and familiar subject case.

Keywords: English, generation, attention, gender, tradition