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 ID600016524


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
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
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.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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
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 Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Power point presentations in lectures E-learning course platform (lectures, notes, articles) Corpus software for the compilation and analysis of specialized corpora E-mail to communicate with students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment782.8
Written assigments1585.7
Student Assessment
Class participation 10% Oral presentation of scientific articles 20% Midterm written assignment 30% Final written assignment 40%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
  • Writen examinations
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δεν δίνεται.
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 multidisciplinary approach. Cambridge University Press. Glendinning, Eric H. 1992. Study reading: a course in reading skills for academic purposes. Cambridge University Press. HampLyons, 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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