Is ESP a materials and teaching-led movement?

Show simple item record Basturkmen, Helen 2021-10-05T21:58:37Z 2021-10-05T21:58:37Z 2020-7-21
dc.identifier.issn 0261-4448
dc.description.abstract <jats:p>My first encounter with English for specific purposes (ESP) teaching was in the late 1980s. I was asked to lead a small team of teachers in designing a new English course for university students of art and design. We had just a few weeks to devise a teaching plan and materials. ESP was famously described at that time as ‘essentially a materials and teaching-led movement’ (Dudley-Evans &amp; St John, 1998, p. 19) and my initial encounter with ESP largely reflected this. However, I believe this description and some other characterizations of ESP have persisted rather too long. In this paper, I seek to problematize a view of ESP as essentially a practical movement and I argue that a characterization of ESP for the present time needs to reflect a broader vision of endeavours and interests.</jats:p>
dc.language en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Language Teaching
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dc.subject 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject 2003 Language Studies
dc.subject 2004 Linguistics
dc.title Is ESP a materials and teaching-led movement?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/s0261444820000300
pubs.begin-page 1 2021-09-02T02:45:39Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 11
pubs.publication-status Published online
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype Review
pubs.subtype Journal
pubs.elements-id 806986
dc.identifier.eissn 1475-3049 2020-7-21

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