Introducing Researching English for Specific Purposes

Author: Lindy Woodrow

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000582598

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 262

View: 187

Introducing Researching English for Specific Purposes is an accessible and practical guide to research in ESP. It’s for novice researchers, graduate students and for ESP practitioners who want to do some research themselves. The author takes the reader step by step through the stages of research, starting with choosing a topic and reviewing the literature though to writing up research findings. Examples are taken from academic journals and dissertations to highlight aspects of the research process. The book covers the following areas: developing a research project research design theoretical approaches to ESP research choosing a research topic quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods in ESP research validity, reliability and ethics writing up research in ESP The book includes recommendations for further reading and tasks. There is also a glossary and a chapter providing advice, templates and links to useful research sources. Introducing Researching English for Specific Purposes is essential reading for anyone wanting to conduct research in ESP.
Introducing Researching English for Specific Purposes

Author: Lindy Woodrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1003049672

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 242

View: 847

Introducing Researching English for Specific Purposes is an accessible and practical guide to research in ESP. It's for novice researchers, graduate students and for ESP practitioners who want to do some research themselves. The author takes the reader step by step through the stages of research, starting with choosing a topic and reviewing the literature through to writing up research findings. Examples are taken from academic journals and dissertations to highlight aspects of the research process. The book covers the following areas: developing a research project research design theoretical approaches to ESP research choosing a research topic quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods in ESP research validity, reliability and ethics writing up research in ESP The book includes recommendations for further reading and tasks. There is also a glossary and a chapter providing advice, templates and links to useful research sources. Introducing Researching English for Specific Purposes is essential reading for anyone wanting to conduct research in ESP.
Introducing English for Specific Purposes

Author: Laurence Anthony

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351031165

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Introducing English for Specific Purposes presents the key concepts and practices of ESP in a modern, balanced, and comprehensive way. This book defines ESP and shows how the approach plays a crucial role in the world of English language teaching. Explaining how needs analysis, language and learning objectives, materials and methods, and evaluation combine to form the four main pillars of ESP, the book includes: practical examples that illustrate how the core theories and practices of ESP can be applied in real-world academic and occupational settings; discussion of some of the most hotly debated issues in ESP; insights on how ESP courses can be organized and integrated to form a complete program; reflection boxes, practical tasks, extension research questions, and resources for further reading in each chapter. Introducing English for Specific Purposes serves as an ideal textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying courses on English for Specific Purposes or English for Academic Purposes, as part of degrees in English for Specific Purposes, Education, ELT, Applied Linguistics, TESOL or TEFL. This comprehensive publication is also an invaluable reference resource for pre-service and in-service teachers of ESP, and for English program managers and administrators.
Introducing Needs Analysis and English for Specific Purposes

Author: James Dean Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317369998

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 420

Introducing Needs Analysis and English for Specific Purposes is a clear and accessible guide to the theoretical background and practical tools needed for this early stage of curriculum development in ESP. Beginning with definitions of needs analysis and ESP, this book takes a jargon-free approach which leads the reader step-by-step through the process of performing a needs analysis in ESP, including: how to focus a needs analysis according to the course and student level; the selection and sequencing of a wide variety of data collection procedures; analysis and interpretation of needs analysis data in order to write reports and determine Student Learning Outcomes; personal reflection exercises and examples of real-world applications of needs analysis in ESP. Introducing Needs Analysis and English for Specific Purposes is essential reading for pre-service and in-service teachers, and students studying English for Specific Purposes, Applied Linguistics, TESOL and Education.
Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research

Author: Averil Coxhead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351379564

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 334

This volume provides an important contribution to the study of vocabulary and its relationship to English for Specific Purposes (ESP) research and teaching. Focussing on quantitative and qualitative approaches, this book draws on a wide range of literature to explores key issues that include: how to identify and categorise specialised vocabulary; and the role and value of word list research in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and ESP. This book features: An analysis of material in a range of different contexts that include secondary school education, pre-university and university-based education, professional and occupational ESP, and the trades. inclusion of many examples of specialised vocabulary from research in Aotearoa/New Zealand and from many other areas in the world. a review of the application of vocabulary research to professional and pedagogical practice suggestions for future directions for research. Written by a leading researcher, Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research provides key reading for those working in this area.
Introducing Course Design in English for Specific Purposes

Author: Lindy Woodrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351389167

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

View: 462

Introducing Course Design in English for Specific Purposes is an accessible and practical introduction to the theory and practice of developing ESP courses across a range of disciplines. The book covers the development of courses from needs analysis to assessment and evaluation, and also comes with samples of authentic ESP courses provided by leading ESP practitioners from a range of subject and global contexts. Included in this book are: The basics of ESP course design The major current theoretical perspectives on ESP course design Tasks, reflections and glossary to help readers consolidate their understanding Resources for practical ESP course development Examples of authentic ESP courses in areas such as business, aviation and nursing Introducing Course Design in English for Specific Purposes is essential reading for pre-service and in-service teachers, and students studying ESP and applied linguistics.
Introducing English for Research Publication Purposes

Author: John Flowerdew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000459050

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

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There has been growing scholarly research and interest in writing for academic publication over the past decade and the field of English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP) has established itself as an important domain within English for Academic Purposes (EAP). This introductory volume provides a comprehensive view of what ERPP encompasses as a scholarly field, including its disciplinary boundaries, competing discourses within the field, research and practice paradigms, and future prospects for research and pedagogy in this field. The book portrays a multifaceted and nuanced picture of the discourses and discussions shaping and underlying ERPP as a scholarly field, focusing on key aspects of ERPP including: emergence and expansion of ERPP; key theoretical and methodological orientations framing ERPP research; writing for scholarly publication practices of EAL, Anglophone, and early-career scholars and graduate students; the pedagogy of ERPP and relevant international policies, practices, and initiatives; the advancement of digital technologies and the implications for ERPP; new directions in ERPP practice and research. This book is essential reading for students and scholars within the areas of applied linguistics, TESOL, and English for Academic Purposes.
The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118941553

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 592

View: 267

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
Asian Research on English for Specific Purposes

Author: Youzhong Sun

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811510373

Category: Education

Page: 283

View: 773

English for Specific Purposes (ESP), addressing the communicative needs and practices of particular professional or occupational groups, has developed rapidly in the past fifty years and is now a major force in English language teaching and research. This critical volume helps innovate the theory, practice, and methodology for ESP teaching and research in Asian countries and areas. Promoting communication and enhancing cooperation on ESP research and pedagogy across cultures, it provides ESP scholars, educators and practitioners with an opportunity to benefit from each other’s research and expertise in an age of globalization and digitalization. The volume provides an in-depth analysis of the latest scholarship on English teaching and research for general and specific academic and occupational purposes; the intercultural communication in ESP contexts; corpus linguistics and data-driven instruction for ESP; computer-assisted language learning and mobile-assisted language learning; evaluation of English writing courses; and ESP translation strategies.
Key Issues in English for Specific Purposes in Higher Education

Author: Yasemin Kırkgöz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319702148

Category: Education

Page: 353

View: 258

This volume offers research-based studies on English for Specific Purposes in higher education from across the world. By drawing on international studies, the book brings together diverse ESP practices and aspects of relevant issues in the development of ESP programs, teachers and learners in a coherent fashion. There is a growing need for undergraduate students to develop their proficiency of ESP skills and knowledge in the increasingly globalized world. Knowledge of ESP is an important factor in subject matter learning by students, and also closely related to the performance of university graduates in the relevant sectors. Careful planning and efficient implementation are essential to ensure the quality of the language learning process. For a variety of reasons, it proves difficult to maintain ESP instruction in higher education. These reasons include the incompetence of teachers, lack of materials for that specific context, as well as lack of opportunities for ESP teachers to develop their skills. The chapters in this book, taken from a wide variety of countries, shed light on the diversity of current practices and issues surrounding ESP.
Introducing English for Academic Purposes

Author: Maggie Charles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317402237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 291

Introducing English for Academic Purposes is an accessible and engaging textbook which presents a wide-ranging introduction to the field, covering the global and institutional position of EAP as well as its manifestations in classrooms and research contexts around the world. Each chapter provides: a critical overview introducing readers to theory- and research-informed perspectives; profiles of practice to guide readers in putting theory to use in real world contexts; tasks, reflection exercises and a glossary to help readers consolidate their understanding; an annotated further reading section with links to online resources to enable readers to extend their knowledge. Covering both theoretical and practical issues, Introducing English for Academic Purposes is essential reading for studentsof applied linguistics, and pre-service and in-service teachers of EAP.
Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317508366

Category: Education

Page: 514

View: 221

Volume III of the Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, like Volumes I and II, is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current research into social contexts of second language (L2)/foreign language (FL) teaching and learning; language policy; curriculum; types of instruction; incremental language skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar; international communication; pragmatics; assessment and testing. It differs from earlier volumes in its main purpose—to provide a more in-depth discussion and detailed focus on the development of the essential language skills required for any type of communication: speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. Volume III preserves continuity with previous volumes in its coverage of all the classical areas of research in L2/FL teaching and learning and applied linguistics, but rather than offering a historical review of disciplinary traditions, it explores innovations and new directions of research, acknowledges the enormous complexity of teaching and learning the essential language abilities, and offers a diversity of perspectives. Chapter authors are all leading authorities in their disciplinary areas. What’s new in Volume III? Updates the prominent areas of research, including the sub-disciplines addressed in Volumes I and II, and represents the disciplinary mainstays Considers and discusses perspectives held by different schools of thought on the what, the how, and the why of teaching foundational language skills, including theories, pedagogical principles, and their implementation in practice Captures new and ongoing developments and trends in the key areas of L2/FL teaching and learning, and innovative research topics that have gained substantial recognition in current publications, including the role of corpora, technology, and digital literacy in L2/FL teaching and learning Examines new trends in language pedagogy and research, such as an increased societal emphasis on teaching academic language for schooling, somewhat contradictory definitions of literacy, and the growing needs for instruction in intercultural communication.