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English for Specific Purposes Instruction and Research

Current Practices, Challenges and Innovations

Editors: Kenny, Nalan, Isık-Tas, Elvan Eda, Jian, Huang (Eds.)

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  • Presents a selection of teaching practices and research in linguistically and culturally diverse educational settings
  • Investigates current practices, challenges and innovations in ESP instruction and research
  • Provides examples and analysis of both successful and unsuccessful ESP programmes
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This edited book focuses on current practices, challenges and innovations in the emerging field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). By combining diverse, empirically-proven and innovative ESP practices from all over the world with inspiring theoretical input and reflections from experienced practitioners, the authors in this volume examine both best-practice examples and ESP programmes which by various metrics are deemed to have failed. This book will be of interest to practitioners, teacher educators and researchers working in the field of ESP, as well as readers interested in language education and curriculum development more broadly.

About the authors

Nalan Kenny is a language teacher specialising in English as an Additional Language at King’s Leadership Academy in Liverpool, UK. She is Vice President of the International ESP Teachers’ Association (IESPTA).

Elvan Eda Işık-Taş is an applied linguist who teaches in the TEFL and Modern Languages programmes at Middle East Technical University (METU), Cyprus. She is President of the International ESP Teachers’ Association (IESPTA).

Huang Jian is an applied linguist and Associate Professor at the School of Foreign Studies, Central University of Finance and Economics, China. His academic interests lie in material development for language and translation instruction and assessment, ESP teacher development and Qualitative Research.


Reviews

“This work provides a much needed window onto ESP research and practice across a wide array of contexts. The chapters serve to illustrate the diversity of perspectives and practices within the vibrant and ever developing field of ESP. The work will be useful reading to teachers and researchers in ESP alike.” (Helen Baştürkmen, University of Auckland, New Zealand)

“This edited volume showcases exciting new voices that contribute to the dynamic and ever-evolving field of English for specific purposes in innovative ways that address the many challenges facing practitioners, learners and researchers in today's super-diverse world.” (Sue Starfield, University of New South Wales, Australia)

“This up-to-date and comprehensive overview of ESP research in various contexts in 11 different countries provides a timely, valuable addition to the ESP literature. It effectively addresses current explorations and challenges in instruction, professional development, and research in ESP, focusing on ESP issues regarding disciplinary differences, CLIL, ELT and EAP. This volume is a much-needed resource for ESP scholars and practitioners alike.” (Jim McKinley, University College London, UK)

“English for Specific Purposes is a quickly evolving, multifaceted field whose growth trajectory seems to advance more rapidly with each passing year. Entering this domain is English for Specific Purposes Instruction and Research: Current Practices, Challenges and Innovations, an edited collection of research studies and scholarship on a multitude of topics in ESP from many perspectives and countries capturing the dynamism of the field uniquely suitable for all those with an interest in ESP.” (Paul Stapleton, Education University of Hong Kong, China)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Current Practices, Challenges, and Innovations in English for Specific Purposes Instruction and Research

    Pages 1-8

    Işık-Taş, Elvan Eda (et al.)

  • The Classroom Brain: Building upon Collective Knowledge

    Pages 11-25

    Rocha-Antonin, Monica

  • Undergraduate Students’ Expectations of Persuasion and Argumentation: A Pilot Study at a Middle Eastern University

    Pages 27-52

    Buck, Rachel Hall

  • ESP for Art Major Undergraduates: From the Perspective of English Learning Motivation

    Pages 53-86

    Shao, Chunyan (et al.)

  • Challenges in Developing ESP Classes Under the Critical Literacy Perspective

    Pages 87-104

    Souza Gomes, Renata

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32913-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
English for Specific Purposes Instruction and Research
Book Subtitle
Current Practices, Challenges and Innovations
Editors
  • Nalan Kenny
  • Elvan Eda Isık-Tas
  • Huang Jian
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32914-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32914-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32913-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 319
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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