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BRIEF HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE ORIGINS OF ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

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BRIEF HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE ORIGINS OF ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

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  2. 2. BRIEF HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE ORIGINS OF ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES
  3. 3. Collection of everyday dialogues written for English travelers to France.
  4. 4. Commercial interests produced other phrase books and polyglot dictionaries to cope with merchant needs of learning languages for acquiring survival knowledge for buying and selling.
  5. 5. Learning Languages has been regarded more as a matter of prestige and pleasure than as a necessity to get a job.
  6. 6. The end of the second World War was in 1945 signaled an expansion in scientific, technical and economic activity on an international scale. The effect was to create a whole new mass of people wanting to learn English, not for pleasure or prestige of knowing the language, but because was the Key to international currencies of technology and commerce.
  7. 7.  A knowledge of a foreign language had been generally regarded as a sign of a well rounded education.  But as a English became the accepted international language of technology and trade, it created a new generation of learners who knew specifically why they were learning language.
  8. 8. This development was accelerated by the oil crises of the early 1970’s.  The general effect of all this development was to exert pressure on the language teaching profession to deliver the required goods. English had previously decided its’ own destiny, it now became subject to the wishes, needs and demands of people others than language.
  9. 9. GROWTH OF ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES (ESP)
  10. 10. English for Specific Purposes (ESP) has grown to be one of the most prominent areas of EFL teaching today.
  11. 11. The development of ESP is reflected in the:
  12. 12.  In Japan, the ESP movement has shown a slow but definite growth over the few years.  MOMBOSHO’s decision in 1994 This has led to a rapid growth in English courses aimed to specific disciplines, (e.g. English for Chemists, in place of the more traditional General English.)
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