DOI: https://doi.org/10.15587/2313-8416.2016.64803

Foreign language teaching for specific purposes: basic aspects

Svitlana Grynyuk

Аннотация


The present article is an attempt to understand, analyse and provide an overall picture on basic aspects of English for Specific Purposes: its definition, scope, historical background, characteristics, types and aims. It also discusses the ESP teaching objectives, the role of ESP teacher and the training process to become an ESP teacher, the purpose of an ESP course and an ESP program.

We see a clear rationale, amongst the variety of contradicting views on ESP policy, in coming to an agreement finally that ESP is the teaching of English to the learners who have specific goals and purposes: professional, academic or scientific.

The article analyses the main roles and functions of teachers of foreign languages for specific purposes. It outlines the general tasks and responsibilities of higher education teachers whose professional activity is multispectral and multifunctiona; it also analyses the ESP courses and their specific features

Ключевые слова


English for Specific Purposes; ESP definition; ESP evolution; ESP teaching objectives; ESP teacher; ESP teaching and learning; ESP course

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Литература


Hutchinson, T., Waters, A. (1987). English for Specific Purposes: A learner-centered approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 183. doi: 10.1017/cbo9780511733031

Abdelkareem, M. D. Teaching ESP in a Blended Learning Setting. Available at: http://www.qou.edu/english/conferences/firstNationalConference/pdfFiles/abdelkareem.pdf

Dudley-Evans, T. (1998). Developments in English for Specific Purposes: A multi-disciplinary approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 301.

Strevens, P.; Tickoo, M. (Ed.) (1988). ESP after twenty years: A re-appraisal. ESP: State of the art. SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, 1–13.

Basturkmen, H. (2010). Developing Courses in English for Specific Purposes. Palgrave: Macmillan, London, 157. doi: 10.1057/9780230290518

Basturkmen, H. (2005). Ideas and Options in English for Specific Purposes. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers, 183. doi: 10.4324/9781410617040

Stern, H. H.; Allen, P., Harley, B. (Eds.) (1992). Issues and options in language teaching. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 404.

Johns, A. M., Dudley-Evans, T. (1997). English for Specific Purposes: International in Scope, Specific in Purpose. TESOL Quarterly, 25 (2), 297. doi: 10.2307/3587465

Mohammad, K. A. (2014). The ESP Teacher: Issues, Tasks and Challenges. English for Specific Purposes World, 15 (42). Available at: http://www.esp-world.info/Articles_42/Documents/Ahmed.pdf

Jendrych, E., Wisniewska, H. ESP: How to design challenging tasks for adult learners. Pixel. Available at: http://conference.pixel-online.net/ICT4LL2010/common/download/Proceedings_pdf/CLIL01-Jendrych,Wisniewska.pdf

Stern, H. H.; Johnson, K. (Ed.) (1989). Seeing the wood AND the trees: some thoughts on language teaching analysis. The second language curriculum. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 207–221. doi: 10.1017/cbo9781139524520.015

Douglas, D.; Paltridge, B., Starfield, S. (Eds.) (2013). Needs Analysis and Curriculum Development. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 207–221.

Milevica, B. (2006). Teaching Foreign Language for Specific Purposes: Teacher Development. Convention Center Bernardin Portorož, Slovenia, 487–793. Available at: http://www.pef.uni-lj.si/atee/978-961-6637-06-0/487-493.pdf


Пристатейная библиография ГОСТ


1. Hutchinson, T. English for Specific Purposes: A learner-centered approach [Text] / T. Hutchinson, A. Waters. – Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987. – 183 p. doi: 10.1017/cbo9780511733031

2. Abdelkareem, M. D. Teaching ESP in a Blended Learning Setting [Text] / M. D. Abdelkareem; An-Najah National University // Available at: http://www.qou.edu/english/conferences/firstNationalConference/pdfFiles/abdelkareem.pdf

3. Dudley-Evans, T. Developments in English for Specific Purposes: A multi-disciplinary approach [Text] / T. Dudley-Evans. – Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. – 301 p.

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5. Basturkmen, H. Developing Courses in English for Specific Purposes [Text] / H. Basturkmen. – Palgrave: Macmillan, London, 2010. – 157 p. doi: 10.1057/9780230290518

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