Teaching Foreign Languages for Specific Purposes

Course Information
TitleΔιδασκαλία Ξένης Γλώσσας για Ειδικούς Σκοπούς / Teaching Foreign Languages for Specific Purposes
CodeΕΔΞΓ 581
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600004045


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Ekmáthīsī kai Didaskalía Xénīs GlṓssasElective CoursesWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, participants should be:  Familiar with various types of ESP courses and central issues in ESP  Familiar with linguistic characteristics of specialized academic/technical texts.  Able to carry out needs analysis for ESP.  Able to select and exploit specialized (genre-appropriate) texts for ESP materials design.  Able to design/implement an ESP course.  Able to design an ESP test.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
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
roles of esp practitioners, specialized knowledge, register, genre, syllabus, academic, vocational
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
elearning e-mail
Course Organization
Written assigments128.14.7
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Basturkmen, Helen. 2006. Ideas and options in English for specific purposes. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates . Basturkmen, Helen. 2010. Developing courses in English for specific purposes. Palgrave Millan. Bhatia, V. K. 1993. Analysing Genre: Language Use in Professional Settings. London: Longman. Dudley-Evans, T., & St John, M. (1998). Developments in ESP: A multi-disciplinary approach. Cambridge University Press. Glendinning, Eric H. 1992. Study reading: a course in reading skills for academic purposes. Cambridge University Press. Hamp-Lyons, Liz. 1987. Study writing: a course in written English for academic and professional purposes. Cambridge University Press. Harper, D (ed.). 1986. ESP for the university. Oxford: Published in association with the British Council by Pergamon Press. Holme R. 1996. ESP Ideas. Longman. Hutchinson, T. & Waters, A. 1987. English for Specific Purposes. Hyland, K. 1998. Hedging in scientific research articles. Amsterdam: Benjamins. Hyland, K. 2004. Disciplinary Discourses: Social Interactions in Academic Writing. London: Longman. Hyland, K. 2006. Academic discourse across disciplines. Peter Lang. Hyland, K. 2006. English for academic purposes: An advanced resource book. London: Routledge. Jordan, R.R. (1997). English for Academic Purposes. Cambridge University Press. Orr T. (ed.) 2002. English for Specific Purposes. TESOL publications. Robinson, P. 1980. ESP (English for Specific Purposes): the present position. Pergamon. Robinson, Pauline C.1991. ESP Today:a Practitioner’s Guide. Prentice Hall. Swales, J. 1990. Genre Analysis: English in Academic and Research Settings. Cambridge University Press. Swales, J. 2004. Research genres: explorations and applications. Cambridge University Press. Swales, J.M., & Feak, C.B. 1994. English in today’s research world: A writing guide. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. Swales, J.M., & Feak, C.B. 2004. Commentary for Academic writing for graduate students: essential tasks and skills. University of Michigan Press.
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