Introducing Course Design in English for Specific Purposes is an accessible and practical introduction to the theory and practice of developing ESP courses across a range of disciplines. The book covers the development of courses from needs analysis to assessment and evaluation, and also comes with samples of authentic ESP courses provided by leading ESP practitioners from a range of subject and global contexts. Included in this book are:
- The basics of ESP course design
- The major current theoretical perspectives on ESP course design
- Tasks, reflections and glossary to help readers consolidate their understanding
- Resources for practical ESP course development
- Examples of authentic ESP courses in areas such as business, aviation and nursing
Introducing Course Design in English for Specific Purposes is essential reading for pre-service and in-service teachers, and students studying ESP and applied linguistics.
Table of Contents
How to use this book
Part I Essential aspects of English for Specific Purposes
Chapter 1 Overview of English for Specific Purposes
Chapter 2 Needs analysis and English for Specific Purposes
Chapter 3 Language and skills in English for Specific Purposes
Chapter 4 Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes
Chapter 5 Teaching English for Specific Purposes
Chapter 6 Learning English for Specific Purposes
Chapter 7 Technology and English for Specific Purposes
Chapter 8 Assessment of English for Specific Purposes courses
Part II Approaches to English for Specific Purposes course design
Chapter 9 Genre
Chapter 10 Discourse analysis
Chapter 11 Corpora and ESP course design
Chapter 12 Discipline based methodologies
Chapter 13 Specific EAP approaches
Chapter 14 The role of materials in course design
Chapter 15 Resources for ESP course design
Part III Examples of course design
Course 1 Language in the Workplace. Catherine Nickerson
Course 2 English for Cross-cultural nursing. Susan Bosher
Course 3 English for Lawyers. Jill Northcott
Course 4 Airport English Joan Cutting
Course 5 English in Academic Settings. Lindy Woodrow
Course 6 Writing for publication. Brian Paltridge
Course 7 Writing in your field with corpora. Maggie Charles
Course 8 Programme for Business English Majors. Zuocheng Zhang
Appendix Seminar papers and tasks
Lindy Woodrow is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia.
A definite advantage of the volume is that its transparent structure makes it easy to read and navigate for less experienced readers – for example students or teachers who are taking their first steps in the realm of ESP.
The last section, which offers a range of authentic examples of course designs, is very rare in the subject literature and thus is extremely valuable.
Without any doubt, the book meets the reader’s expectations and fills an existing gap in ESP literature, providing necessary support for those who are starting their work as ESP teachers as well as those who already have experience in the field and would like to refresh or extend their knowledge on ESP course design.
Joanna Kic-Drgas, Institute of Applied Linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University