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Introducing Course Design in English for Specific Purposes

By Lindy Woodrow

Series Editors: Brian Paltridge, Sue Starfield

© 2018 – Routledge

268 pages | 18 B/W Illus.

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Description

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

Glossary

Index

About the Author/Editors

Lindy Woodrow is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Introductions to English for Specific Purposes

Routledge Introductions to English for Specific Purposes provide a comprehensive and contemporary overview of various topics within the area of English for specific purposes, written by leading academics in the field. Aimed at postgraduate students in applied linguistics, English language teaching and TESOL, as well as pre- and in-service teachers, these books outline the issues that are central to understanding and teaching English for specific purposes, and provide examples of innovative classroom tasks and techniques for teachers to draw on in their professional practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General