Introducing Course Design in English for Specific Purposes is an accessible and practical introduction to the theory and practice of developing ESP courses across a range of disciplines. The book covers the development of courses from needs analysis to assessment and evaluation, and also comes with samples of authentic ESP courses provided by leading ESP practitioners from a range of subject and global contexts. Included in this book are:
The basics of ESP course design
The major current theoretical perspectives on ESP course design
Tasks, reflections and glossary to help readers consolidate their understanding
Resources for practical ESP course development
Examples of authentic ESP courses in areas such as business, aviation and nursing
Introducing Course Design in English for Specific Purposes is essential reading for pre-service and in-service teachers, and students studying ESP and applied linguistics.
Lindy Woodrow is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia.
How to use this book Part I Essential aspects of English for Specific Purposes Chapter 1 Overview of English for Specific Purposes Chapter 2 Needs analysis and English for Specific Purposes Chapter 3 Language and skills in English for Specific Purposes Chapter 4 Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Chapter 5 Teaching English for Specific Purposes Chapter 6 Learning English for Specific Purposes Chapter 7 Technology and English for Specific Purposes Chapter 8 Assessment of English for Specific Purposes courses Part II Approaches to English for Specific Purposes course design Chapter 9 Genre Chapter 10 Discourse analysis Chapter 11 Corpora and ESP course design Chapter 12 Discipline based methodologies Chapter 13 Specific EAP approaches Chapter 14 The role of materials in course design Chapter 15 Resources for ESP course design Part III Examples of course design Course 1 Language in the Workplace. Catherine Nickerson Course 2 English for Cross-cultural nursing. Susan Bosher Course 3 English for Lawyers. Jill Northcott Course 4 Airport English Joan Cutting Course 5 English in Academic Settings. Lindy Woodrow Course 6 Writing for publication. Brian Paltridge Course 7 Writing in your field with corpora. Maggie Charles Course 8 Programme for Business English Majors. Zuocheng Zhang Appendix Seminar papers and tasks Glossary Index