English for Specific Purposes
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Languages
Course Number: NMAT 5161
Course Format: Seminar
Permission Required: No
This class introduces participants to issues and questions central to the field of English for Specific Purposes, including English for academic purposes, English for business, English for science and technology, English for medicine and many other disciplines encompassed in the field. It examines and explores needs analysis, curriculum and course design, genre and relational issues along with current trends in pedagogy. During the course, participants will conduct a needs analysis for specific learners, read widely in the professional literature and write a research-based article. The ultimate purpose of this course is to enhance the effective teaching of ESP. By the end of the course, participants should be familiar with the basic terms, concepts and issues involved in ESP and able to apply this knowledge to improve their teaching and curriculum development skills as well as their continuing professional development. Additionally and singularly, they should also be equipped to advance the field of ESP through contributions to written research that can positively impact the diverse ESP teaching community.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Open to Graduate students.
Open to TESOL students.