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Ling3-581 English for Specific Purposes

Ling3-581 English for Specific Purposes

Elective | Teaching hours: 3 | ECTS: 10

Description

This course addresses issues in language teaching to learners who require English for particular academic or professional purposes. Discussion topics: n Origins and development of ESP, definition and classification of ESP n The roles of the ESP practitioner n The role of Specialized knowledge in ESP n The linguistic features of ESP: Register analysis and applications Technical and sub-technical vocabulary and applications Discourse analysis and application Genre analysis and applications n Models of needs analysis n Skills development n Syllabus design / evaluation n Materials design / evaluation n Testing. By the end of the course, participants should be: n Familiar with various types of ESP courses and central issues in ESP n Familiar with linguistic characteristics of specialized academic/technical texts n Able to carry out needs analysis for ESP n Able to select and exploit specialized (genre-appropriate) texts for ESP materials design n Able to design/implement an ESP course n Able to design an ESP test. Assessment: Class participation (20%), oral presentations (30%), and a final written assignment of 3,000 to 4,000 words (50%) either in the form of an essay on literature review or a small-scale research project linked with one of the course topics. This course addresses issues in language teaching to learners who require English for particular academic or professional purposes. Discussion topics: Origins and development of ESP, definition and classification of ESP The roles of the ESP practitioner. The role of Specialized knowledge in ESP The linguistic features of ESP: ?Register analysis and applications. ?Technical and sub-technical vocabulary and applications. ?Discourse analysis and applications. ?Genre analysis and applications. Models of needs analysis Skills development Syllabus design / evaluation Materials design / evaluation Testing

Teaching (current academic year)

The course is not currently offerred.