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English for Specific Purposes


  • Page extent: 192 pages
  • Size: 229 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.29 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 428/.007
  • Dewey version: 19
  • LC Classification: PE1128.A2 H88 1987
  • LC Subject headings:
    • English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers
    • English language--Business English--Study and teaching
    • English language--Technical English--Study and teaching
    • Vocational education
    • English language--Textbooks for foreign speakers

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521318372 | ISBN-10: 0521318378)

English for Specific Purposes offers the teacher a new perspective on this important field. The main concern is effective learning and how this can best be achieved in ESP courses. The authors discuss the evolution of ESP and its position today; the role of the ESP teacher; course design; syllabuses; materials; teaching methods, and evaluation procedures. It will be of interest to all teachers who are concerned with ESP. Those who are new to the field will find it a thorough, practical introduction while those with more extensive experience will find its approach both stimulating and innovative.


' … highly recommended to all practising and would-be ESP teachers for its commonsense and practical approach … an important contribution to the continuing ESP debate and a model of clarity, brevity and interest.' Jonathan Seath, EFL Gazette

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