English For Specific Purposes

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English For Specific Purposes

  1. 1. ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES Tony Dudley-Evans 2009
  2. 2. Definition Teaching and materials are founded on the results of needs analysis
  3. 3. FEATURES OF ESP COURSES <ul><li>Limited duration </li></ul><ul><li>Adult learners </li></ul><ul><li>May be designed for specific disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Generally designed for intermediate or advanced students. Most ESP courses assume basic knowledge of the language system, but it can be used with beginners. </li></ul>
  4. 4. CLASSIFICATION <ul><li>English for Academic Purposes (EAP) </li></ul><ul><li>English for Occupational Purposes (EOP) </li></ul><ul><li>English for General Business Purposes (EGBP) </li></ul><ul><li>English for Science and Technology (EST) </li></ul><ul><li>English for Vocational Purposes (EVP) </li></ul><ul><li>English for Occupational Purposes (EOP) </li></ul>
  5. 5. RESEARCH <ul><li>Beyond Needs Analysis : Target situation analysis, learning situation analysis, present situation analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Text Analysis : Identify the text key features and devises teaching materials that will enable learners to use the texts effectively (business letters). </li></ul><ul><li>Genre analysis: From specific language use to material production </li></ul><ul><li>Business English: The effect of culture </li></ul><ul><li>Academic writing : Making use of genre analysis findings </li></ul>
  6. 6. CURRENT AND FUTURE TRENDS AND DIRECTIONS <ul><li>Awareness of the importance of cross cultural issues and a need for further research in the area </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of genre analysis: From needs analysis to material production and lesson planning </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative work between the ESP teacher with the subject teacher </li></ul>

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