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English for Specific Purposes Instruction and Research

Current Practices, Challenges and Innovations

  • Nalan Kenny
  • Elvan Eda Işık-Taş
  • Huang Jian
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Explorations and ChallengesChallenges in ESP

  3. ESP Instruction for Specific Skills and Competencies

  4. Professional Development for ESP Instructors

  5. ESP in CLIL and EAP

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Mª. Ángeles Escobar Álvarez
      Pages 269-288
    3. Tatiana V. Sidorenko, Yanah V. Rozanova, Olga B. Shamina
      Pages 289-305

About this book

Introduction

This edited book focuses on current practices, challenges and innovations in the emerging field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). By combining diverse, empirically-proven and innovative ESP practices from all over the world with inspiring theoretical input and reflections from experienced practitioners, the authors in this volume examine both best-practice examples and ESP programmes which by various metrics are deemed to have failed. This book will be of interest to practitioners, teacher educators and researchers working in the field of ESP, as well as readers interested in language education and curriculum development more broadly.

Nalan Kenny is a language teacher specialising in English as an Additional Language at King’s Leadership Academy in Liverpool, UK. She is Vice President of the International ESP Teachers’ Association (IESPTA).

Elvan Eda Işık-Taş is an applied linguist who teaches in the TEFL and Modern Languages programmes at Middle East Technical University (METU), Cyprus. She is President of the International ESP Teachers’ Association (IESPTA).

Huang Jian is an applied linguist and Associate Professor at the School of Foreign Studies, Central University of Finance and Economics, China. His academic interests lie in material development for language and translation instruction and assessment, ESP teacher development and Qualitative Research.

Keywords

English for Specific Purposes (ESP) medical communication student motivation English for Academic Purposes (EAP) critical literacy curriculum development feedback business communication metadiscourse disciplinary identity Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) tertiary education diversity collective learning L2 academic writing English learning motivation intercultural competence discourse teacher training professional development

Editors and affiliations

  • Nalan Kenny
    • 1
  • Elvan Eda Işık-Taş
    • 2
  • Huang Jian
    • 3
  1. 1.King’s Leadership AcademyLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus CampusGüzelyurtTurkey
  3. 3.School of Foreign StudiesCentral University of Finance and EconomicsBeijingChina

About the editors

Nalan Kenny is a language teacher specialising in English as an Additional Language at King’s Leadership Academy in Liverpool, UK. She is Vice President of the International ESP Teachers’ Association (IESPTA).

Elvan Eda Işık-Taş is an applied linguist who teaches in the TEFL and Modern Languages programmes at Middle East Technical University (METU), Cyprus. She is President of the International ESP Teachers’ Association (IESPTA).

Huang Jian is an applied linguist and Associate Professor at the School of Foreign Studies, Central University of Finance and Economics, China. His academic interests lie in material development for language and translation instruction and assessment, ESP teacher development and Qualitative Research.


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Reviews

“This work provides a much needed window onto ESP research and practice across a wide array of contexts. The chapters serve to illustrate the diversity of perspectives and practices within the vibrant and ever developing field of ESP. The work will be useful reading to teachers and researchers in ESP alike.” (Helen Baştürkmen, University of Auckland, New Zealand)

“This edited volume showcases exciting new voices that contribute to the dynamic and ever-evolving field of English for specific purposes in innovative ways that address the many challenges facing practitioners, learners and researchers in today's super-diverse world.” (Sue Starfield, University of New South Wales, Australia)

“This up-to-date and comprehensive overview of ESP research in various contexts in 11 different countries provides a timely, valuable addition to the ESP literature. It effectively addresses current explorations and challenges in instruction, professional development, and research in ESP, focusing on ESP issues regarding disciplinary differences, CLIL, ELT and EAP. This volume is a much-needed resource for ESP scholars and practitioners alike.” (Jim McKinley, University College London, UK)

“English for Specific Purposes is a quickly evolving, multifaceted field whose growth trajectory seems to advance more rapidly with each passing year. Entering this domain is English for Specific Purposes Instruction and Research: Current Practices, Challenges and Innovations, an edited collection of research studies and scholarship on a multitude of topics in ESP from many perspectives and countries capturing the dynamism of the field uniquely suitable for all those with an interest in ESP.” (Paul Stapleton, Education University of Hong Kong, China)