Developments in English for Specific Purposes
English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is an important and distinctive part of English Language Teaching. Since the late 1980's ESP has changed in two very significant respects. Firstly, English for Business Purposes has become an increasingly important, even dominant, area of ESP. Secondly, the work of discourse and genre analysis on the one hand and the results of computer-based analysis on the other provide a fuller understanding of how specific texts, both written and spoken, work. This book provides an update on these major developments in ESP and a summary of where the discipline is now. It is practical and accessible while covering a wide range of both theoretical and methodological topics. It also charts how ESP has been influenced by new ideas in the areas of management training, human resource development, sociology and intercultural training.
A historical perspective on ESP
EAP or EOP?
English for Business Purposes
English for Business Purposes versus English for Academic Purposes
Discourse and genre analysis
Listening to monologue
Writing skills in ESP
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Academic Purposes activities approach areas assessment British Council Business English Cambridge car park carrier content chapter classroom common-core Concordancing course design culture deﬁne deﬁnition difﬁcult disciplines discourse analysis discourse community discussion Dudley-Evans Dunchurch EAP situations English for Speciﬁc ESP course ESP practitioners ESP teacher ESP teaching evaluation example Extract feedback ﬁeld ﬁgure ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁndings ﬁrst ﬁve ﬂexible focus framework genre analysis grammar Hemel Hempstead Hylo IELTS inﬂuence input involves Language Learning Language Teaching learners lexical linguistic listening needs analysis one-to-one organisation practice professional questions reading real content reﬂect relevant rhetorical role scientiﬁc signiﬁcant Situation Analysis speaker Speciﬁc Purposes spoken interaction St John strategies subject course subject lecturer Swales target events target situation Task taught teaching materials textbooks tion topic types understanding University of Birmingham vocabulary words writing written