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For many students on Engineering courses the medium of instruction is a foreign language, and English is pre-eminently the foreign language used. Students requiring a knowledge of English in order to follow such a course are clear examples of specific purpose learners, with complex, interrelated needs just in terms of the linguistic and study skills they must master in order to perform adequately. A preliminary, linguistic analysis of the background to one skill such students require, taking notes at lectures, has been presented in "Engineering Lecture Discourse and Listening Comprehension"*; the present paper reports two aspects of an attempt to develop that work. The first concerns one way of incorporating visual information with audio recordings, and the second outlines some ideas on the use of native informants in preparing the material. Both represent an attempt to exploit information from the target performance non-native speakers should aim to achieve, arrived at from analysis of field data.



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