Towards a New Paradigm for English Language Teaching: English for Specific Purposes in Asia and Beyond, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Towards a New Paradigm for English Language Teaching

English for Specific Purposes in Asia and Beyond, 1st Edition

Edited by Hajime Terauchi, Judy Noguchi, Akira Tajino

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232 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

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This book proposes a new paradigm for English language teaching based on concepts from English for Specific Purposes (ESP) research and applications as well as from growing evidence relating pattern recognition to language learning ability. The contributors to the volume argue that learners should not try to become proficient all-around users of ‘idealistic native-like’ English, but instead should be realistic about what they need to acquire and how to go about achieving their specific goals.

The book discusses the present situation by describing the status quo of English language education in Japan, taking into consideration recent trends of CLIL (content and language integrated learning), EMI (English medium instruction), and TBLT (task-based language teaching) as well as the work done on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. It introduces new movements in ESP in Japan and in wider Asia, covering topics ranging from genre analysis to corpus linguistics and presents application examples of ESP practice in a range of educational situations in Japan from the graduate school level to elementary and middle school contexts. It also offers readers application examples of ESP practice in a range of business settings and expands the discussion to the global sphere where EAP and ESP are gaining importance as the number of ELF (English as a Lingua Franca) speakers continue to increase.

The book will be of great interest to academics, researchers, and post-graduate students working in the fields of EFL and ESL.

Table of Contents

Foreword

HILARY NESI

Notes on contributors

Introduction: Why this book now?

PART I

Key Concepts in ESP

1 ELT: Past, present and future

JUDY NOGUCHI

2 ESP today

HAJIME TERAUCHI

3 Conceptualising the discourse community

TAMAO ARAKI AND HAJIME TERAUCHI

4 Expanding the horizons of genre analysis

JUDY NOGUCHI

5 ELF (English as a lingua franca) in business

ANNE KANKAARRANTA

6 Assessing EAP (English for Academic Purposes)

NEIL MURRAY

7 ESP curriculum development via a systems approach

SAYAKO MASWANA AND AKIRA TAJINO

PART II

ESP in East Asia: Overview and Examples

8 EAP undergraduate curricula in Japan

YUKA IIJIMA, SACHI TAKAHASHI AND HIRONORI WATARI

9 ESP in South Korea

JIHYEON JEON AND YOONHEE CHOE

10 ESP/EAP in China

SHI JIE, LI LIWEN, CAI JIGANG AND DU JIANYING

11 EAP in Hong Kong

JULIA CHEN

12 ESP/ESAP in Taiwan

SHIN-MEI KAO

PART III

ESP Practice: Suggestions from Japan

13 ESP in primary and secondary education

HIROSHI YAMADA AND SAYAKO MASWANA

14 ESP in university education

TOSHIYUKI KANAMARU, SACHI TAKAHASHI AND YUKA IIJIMA

15 EAP in postgraduate education

JUDY NOGUCHI AND MASAKO TERUI

16 ESP for tourism and hospitality

REIKO FUJITA

17 English for business purposes (EBP): A case study

HISASHI NAITO AND HAJIME TERAUCHI

18 Materials development for EBP

MASAKI YAMADA, HAJIME TERAUCHI AND KOSUKE MIKI

Epilogue: New horizons for ESP

HAJIME TERAUCHI, JUDY NOGUCHI AND AKIRA TAJINO

Index

About the Editors

Akira Tajino is Professor Emeritus at Kyoto University, and Professor and Chair of the Department of British and American Studies at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Japan. He is a recipient of the JACET (Japan Association of College English Teachers) Award for excellence in teaching (2011) and the JACET Award for excellence in academic publication (2014).

Hajime Terauchi is a Professor of English Language Education and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce at Takachiho University, Japan. He is a President of the JACET (Japan Association of College English Teachers) from 2015. He is a recipient of the JACET Award for excellence in academic publication (2017).

Judy Noguchi is Professor Emerita of Kobe Gakuin University, where she served as the first Dean of the Faculty of Global Communication. She was Vice-President of JACET from 2015 to 2017 and President of JACET Kansai Chapter from 2010 to 2015.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Language Education

The Routledge Research in Language Education series provides a platform for established and emerging scholars to present their latest research and discuss key issues in Language Education. This series welcomes books on all areas of language teaching and learning, including but not limited to language education policy and politics, multilingualism, literacy, L1, L2 or foreign language acquisition, curriculum, classroom practice, pedagogy, teaching materials, and language teacher education and development. Books in the series are not limited to the discussion of the teaching and learning of English only.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU029080
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Language Arts