© 2018

Key Issues in English for Specific Purposes in Higher Education

  • Yasemin Kırkgöz
  • Kenan Dikilitaş


  • Offers a wealth of international perspectives on English for Specific Purposes in higher education

  • Contains research on actual implementations and time-tested models of ESP teaching and learning

  • Addresses practical and theoretical issues of the development of ESP programs, teacher education, and university graduate achievements


Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Yasemin Kırkgöz, Kenan Dikilitaş
    Pages 1-10
  3. Materials Design and Development in ESP

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Fredricka L. Stoller, Marin S. Robinson
      Pages 29-49
    3. Hossein Farhady, Kobra Tavassoli, Fariba Haghighi Irani
      Pages 77-92
  4. ESP Teacher Development

  5. Curricular Issues in ESP

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Nemira Mačianskienė, Vilma Bijeikienė
      Pages 223-242
    3. Adem Soruç, Asiye Dinler, Carol Griffiths
      Pages 265-287
  6. ESP, CLIL and EMI

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289

About this book


This volume offers research-based studies on English for Specific Purposes in higher education from across the world. By drawing on international studies, the book brings together diverse ESP practices and aspects of relevant issues in the development of ESP programs, teachers and learners in a coherent fashion. There is a growing need for undergraduate students to develop their proficiency of ESP skills and knowledge in the increasingly globalized world. Knowledge of ESP is an important factor in subject matter learning by students, and also closely related to the performance of university graduates in the relevant sectors. Careful planning and efficient implementation are essential to ensure the quality of the language learning process. For a variety of reasons, it proves difficult to maintain ESP instruction in higher education. These reasons include the incompetence of teachers, lack of materials for that specific context, as well as lack of opportunities for ESP teachers to develop their skills. The chapters in this book, taken from a wide variety of countries, shed light on the diversity of current practices and issues surrounding ESP.  


English for Specific Purposes Content-integrated language learning learning English in Turkey materials and lesson design for ESP globalization and English for Specific Purposes teacher development and ESP

Editors and affiliations

  • Yasemin Kırkgöz
    • 1
  • Kenan Dikilitaş
    • 2
  1. 1.English Language Teaching, Faculty of EducationÇukurova UniversitySarıçamTurkey
  2. 2.English Language Teaching,Faculty of EducationBahçeşehir UniversityBeşiktaş, İstanbulTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Key Issues in English for Specific Purposes in Higher Education
  • Editors Yasemin Kırkgöz
    Kenan Dikilitaş
  • Series Title English Language Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title English Language Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-70213-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88905-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-70214-8
  • Series ISSN 2213-6967
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-6975
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 353
  • Number of Illustrations 24 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Higher Education
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This is a well-researched and well-designed book. The authors have successfully presented a comprehensive and insightful narrative on the key trends in ESP and the related realms of EMI, CLIL, and EAP. … The potential audience of this volume includes researchers, postgraduate and graduate students majoring in the field of applied linguistics, as well as university teachers and ESP practitioners.” (Lilia Raitskaya, Journal of Language & Education, Vol. 04 (02), 2018)