Faculty of Arts


LANGTCHG 754

English for Specific Purposes


Description

Considers theory and practice in developing language courses to meet the specific academic or work-related needs of adult learners. In particular, the course focuses on analysis of target communication, needs analysis, issues and methodologies in ESP and ESP research. The course uses the example of "English for Specific Purposes" but the topic is relevant to the teaching of other languages for specific purposes as well.

On completion of the course, participants should:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of ESP
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of needs analysis and analysis of specialist discourse 
  • Be familiar with critical perspectives, current issues and debates in the field 
  • Demonstrate understanding and ability to critically reflect on different approaches and issues in ESP course design

Availability 2020

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Helen Basturkmen

Points

LANGTCHG 754: 15.0 points


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