ESP in European Higher Education: Integrating language and content (AILA Applied Linguistics Series 4)

ESP in European Higher Education: Integrating language and content (AILA Applied Linguistics Series 4)

By: Christine A. Raisanen (editor), Inmaculada Fortanet-Gomez (editor)Hardback

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The Bologna Reform has been implemented in a large part of the European Union and it is time to take a short pause to reflect over some of the lessons learned up to now. The aim of this book is to share experiences and reflections on English for Specific Purposes pedagogy in Western European higher education. Taking as a starting point the development of the EU policies during the past couple of decades and their national implementations, the chapters in this book provide various perspectives, both theoretical and practical, on the ways in which the reform has been implemented and its effects on the teaching of ESP. Experiences of developing programmes and courses incorporating Content and Language Integrated Learning and Autonomous and Lifelong Learning are described, as well as Problem-Based Learning and Process-Genre Pedagogies. The book also includes chapters on the crucial, but often neglected issue of teacher support in meeting the challenges of teaching content through the medium of English.


1. Introduction; 2. Part I. ESP/EAP in Western Europe post Bologna; 3. 1. The state of ESP teaching and learning in Western European higher education after Bologna (by Raisanen, Christine A.); 4. Part II. Theoretical and educational approaches to the teaching/learning of ESP/EAP; 5. 2. Locating the ESP space in problem-based learning: English-medium degree programmes from a post-Bologna perspective (by Wilkinson, Robert); 6. 3. Aligning EAP writing pedagogies across European universities: A case study from France (by Dressen-Hammouda, Dacia); 7. 4. Curriculum change as a result of the introduction of the masters program: Designing and implementing a European online thesis training course (by Lankamp, R.E.); 8. 5. Tackling transfer and transferability: ESP/EAP design for learning beyond templates (by Eriksson, Ann-Marie); 9. Part III. Integrating content and language (national adaptations); 10. 6. Content learning in business communication: A teaching experience within the new European framework (by Ruiz-Garrido, Miguel F.); 11. 7. Business English and the Bologna Declaration in the Netherlands: Integrating business communication practice, content and research (by Planken, Brigitte); 12. 8. Business is booming: Rethinking business presentations in response to the Bologna Reforms (by Gattoni, Colette); 13. 9. Implementing the Bologna process in Italy: A distinctive approach to language learning in domain-specific contexts (by Solly, Martin); 14. 10. Learning to learn in ESP: Fostering lifelong learning in European higher education under Bologna requirements (by Bocanegra Valle, Ana); 15. 11. On the role of student research in the ESP classroom: A call for sustainable language skills (by Krausse, Sylvana); 16. Part IV. English as the medium of teaching and communication: Courses for staff; 17. 12. Tuning ESP/EAP for mobility, employability and expertise: A pedagogical process of change in focus, insight, and practice (by Rasanen, Anne); 18. 13. Preparing for international masters degrees at Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (by Shaw, Philip); 19. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027205209
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 285
  • ID: 9789027205209
  • weight: 665
  • ISBN10: 9027205205

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