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Ideas and Options in English for Specific Purposes

Author : Helen Basturkmen
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This volume presents a range of views about language, learning, and teaching in English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Links are made between these ideas and ESP course designs, instructional materials, and research projects. The aim is for readers to adopt an analytical stance toward the field to identify current perspectives in ESP and the ideas driving them.

Ideas and Options in English for Specific Purposes

Author : Helen Basturkmen
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This volume presents a range of views about language, learning, and teaching in English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Its purpose is to go beyond individual cases and practices to examine the approaches and ideas on which they are based. The aim is for readers to adopt an analytical stance toward the field and to identify current perspectives in ESP and the ideas driving them. Ideas and Options in English for Specific Purposes does not promote any one approach, but rather identifies and illustrates those in evidence today. The main emphasis is on the links between theory and ESP teaching and research. Ideas from linguistics, sociolinguistics, education, SLA, and social theories are described. Links are then made between these ideas and ESP course designs, instructional materials, and research projects. Thus the book moves back and forth between descriptions of theories, teaching practice, and research. Part I introduces the book's approach to description of ESP and the framework used to investigate it. Part II examines ideas of language, learning, and teaching in ESP. Recognizing that ESP is taught in many different countries and contexts, the author draws on a wide range of examples of teaching practice and research from around the world and from different branches of ESP, including English for Academic Purposes, English for Professional Purposes, and English for Vocational Purposes. From Chapter 3 onward, each chapter includes Questions for Discussion and Projects, to encourage readers to research and analyze the practices of ESP in their own contexts and to consider the ideas they draw on in their own teaching. This text is geared toward graduate-level TESOL education courses.

Developing Courses in English for Specific Purposes

Author : H. Basturkmen
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Presented in two parts, this book firstly introduces core considerations in ESP course development drawing on examples from a wide range of ESP and EAP courses. Secondly four case studies show how experienced ESP teachers and course developers went about developing courses to meet the needs of their particular learners.

Developments in English for Specific Purposes

Author : Tony Dudley-Evans
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This book provides a practical and accessible update of major developments in ESP today.

The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes

Author : Brian Paltridge
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Featuring a collection of newly commissioned essays, edited by two leading scholars, this Handbook surveys the key research findings in the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). • Provides a state-of-the-art overview of the origins and evolution, current research, and future directions in ESP • Features newly-commissioned contributions from a global team of leading scholars • Explores the history of ESP and current areas of research, including speaking, reading, writing, technology, and business, legal, and medical English • Considers perspectives on ESP research such as genre, intercultural rhetoric, multimodality, English as a lingua franca and ethnography

English for Specific Purposes

Author : María del Pilar García Mayo
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Since the 60's there has been an increasing demand for the teaching of English for specialized purposes (ESP), a major concern in both the English and non-English speaking world. The purpose of this book is to present readers with an overview of the underlying framework of ESP and to provide ideas about the structure of an English for Science and Technology course. Issues such as the different stages in the development of ESP research and their influence on teaching materials, the main linguistic features of scientific prose, genre analysis and future avenues for interdisciplinary research are dealt with.

Vistas of English for Specific Purposes

Author : Nadežda Stojković
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English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is one of the most needed forms of English Language Teaching with regards to the adult population in today’s global market economy where the English language is a prerequisite for the exchange and communication of professional ideas, best practices, and experiences, and a necessary skill for advancement in one’s career. This comprehensive volume brings together the most insightful papers from the First International Conference on Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes, titled “Connect and Share”, held at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering of the University of Niš, Serbia, in May 2013. The collection covers a diverse and extensive list of topics, and provides a number of invaluable contributions which prove the presence of ESP in all continents, and in many different professions, sciences, and businesses. Also of interest is the fact these papers highlight the interrelatedness of ESP and linguistics, the methodology of teaching, sociolinguistics, and a number of other fields relevant to the study and practice of languages. The chapters of this book prove that immense, original, creative and worthwhile research is being conducted in the ever-growing and increasingly relevant field of ESP. At the same time, the book also offers rich insights into many innovative teaching practices that justify ESP as an important area of academic study.

ESP English for Specific Purposes

Author : Pauline C. Robinson
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Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

Author : Michael Byram
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics? It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.

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This answer key is to be used with Alif Baa: Introduction to Letters and Sounds, Third Edition. Please note that this answer key is only useful to students and teachers who are NOT using the companion website, which includes self-correcting exercises.

Book Review Index

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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.

Understanding Language Teaching

Author : B. Kumaravadivelu
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This book traces the historical development of major language teaching methods in terms of theoretical principles and classroom procedures, and provides a critical evaluation of each. Drawing from seminal, foundational texts and from critical commentaries made by various scholars, Kumaravadivelu examines the profession's current transition from method to postmethod and, in the process, elucidates the relationship between theory, research, and practice. The chief objective is to help readers see the pattern that connects language, learning, teaching methods, and postmethod perspectives. In this book, Kumaravadivelu: *brings together a critical vision of L2 learning and teaching--a vision founded at once on historical development and contemporary thought; *connects findings of up-to-date research in L2 learning with issues in L2 teaching thus making the reader aware of the relationship between theory, research and practice; *presents language teaching methods within a coherent framework of language-, learner-, and learning-centered pedagogies, thus helping the reader to see how they are related to each other; *shows how the three categories of methods evolved historically leading ultimately (and inevitably) to the emergence of a postmethod condition; and *provides the reader with a solid background in several interconnected areas of L2 pedagogy, such as concepts of competence, input factors, intake processes, interactional modifications, and instructional design. Understanding Language Teaching: From Method to Postmethod is intended for an international audience of teacher educators, practicing teachers and graduate students, researchers, curriculum planners, and materials designers in the field of second and foreign language teaching.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

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English for Specific Purposes in the Arab World

Author : John Swales
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Resources in Education

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English For Specific Purposes English For Muslim Entrepreneurs

Author : Henri Fatkurochman
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English is widely used in many spheres. In business world, it is inevitably needed to enlarge networking. Consequently, it is better for Muslim entrepreneurs to master written and oral English as well. By mastering English, it would be easier to improve their global communication skill. This book is specifically presented for Muslim entrepreneurs. It is divided into ten units. The sections of each unit in this book focus on providing both the basic understanding of English rule and language skills. In addition, the expressions and texts available in this book are selected based on the need of practices in Islamic entrepreneurship. To bridge the gap of mastering English and building Islamic personality, this book also contains Islamic moral teaching in its reading texts. It is actually an English for Specific Purpose (ESP) book-designed for building character of Muslim entrepreneurs. Hopefully, this book can provide advantages to improve your English communication skill and Islamic personality. Mastering English well in specific field that is supported by strong personality is one of the tools in achieving successful. This small and simple book is also expected to be beneficial, specifically for Muslim entrepreneurs and for readers in general.

TEFL TESL teaching English as a foreign or second language

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Defining Issues in English Language Teaching

Author : Henry Widdowson
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This text goes back to basics by investigating fundamental assumptions about the way English should be defined and taught as a foreign language. It looks at different attitudes to English teaching, and critically examines proposals for course content.

RELC Journal

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President s Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies

Author : United States. President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies
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