English for Specific Purposes

English for Specific Purposes

Paperback New Directions in Language Teaching

By (author) Tom Hutchinson, By (author) Alan Waters


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  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 13mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 27 February 1987
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521318378
  • ISBN 13: 9780521318372
  • Edition: 13
  • Edition statement: 13th ed.
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 397,487

Product description

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.

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Review quote

' ... 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

Table of contents

Thanks; Introduction; Part I. What is ESP?: 1. The origins of ESP; 2. The development of ESP; 3. ESP: approach not product; Part II. Course Design: 4. Language descriptions; 5. Theories of learning; 6. Needs analysis; 7. Approaches to course design; Part III. Application: 8. The syllabus; 9. Materials evaluation; 10. Materials design; 11. Methodology; 12. Evaluation; Part IV. The Role of the ESP Teacher: 13. Orientation; Appendix; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index.