Familiarization with ESP/EAP syllabuses, specific language features of English academic / technical texts, genre analysis models, EAP Needs Assessment Models, teaching materials.
Ability to design, analyze and evaluate needs analysis questionnaires.
Ability to select texts and compile electronic corpora to use them in teaching ESP.
Course Content (Syllabus)
his course addresses the growing demand for tailor-made courses in English for specific academic, professional or vocational purposes. Some examples are English for academic purposes, English for medicine, English for business communication, English for tourism etc. Μain course topics: Definition, origins and types of ESP The roles of the ESP teacher Characteristics of ‘specialised’ language (e.g. academic, scientific and technical) – the relevance of register, discourse and genre analysis to the teaching of ESP Needs analysis models Approaches to ESP syllabus and course design ESP materials design and evaluation.
English teaching, specific purposes, teachers' roles, register & genre analysis, academic language
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.
T., & St John, M. (1998). Developments in ESP: A multidisciplinary
approach. Cambridge University Press.
Glendinning, Eric H. 1992. Study reading: a course in reading skills for academic purposes. Cambridge University Press.
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.
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.