English for Special Purposes

10 Units

This course develops student understanding of the different styles and contents of English used for commercial, professional and educational purposes as well as skills such as needs analysis and the designing of special curriculum to meet these needs.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

At the completion of the courses students will acquire an understanding of:

  1. The origins of language for special purpose;
  2. Different linguistic features of ESL based on different purposes; and
  3. Implications in curriculum design and teaching methods.

Commercial, professional and educational uses of English Register Linguistic analysis of English for special purposes Learner needs analysis Situational analysis of language use ESP syllabus design Material development for ESL teaching Assessment of learning outcomes

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Analysis of ESP materials: A series of business, professional and educational documents will be used in the analysis of writing styles to identify linguistic features. Length 1,500 words; Due Week 6.
  • Other: (please specify) - Selecting appropriate materials for teaching ESP: The students will be asked to search for authentic teaching materials on the web, in the media and in relevant commercial documentation, for ESL teaching. Selection of materials should be based on the principles of teaching ESP. Length 2,000 words; Due Week 12.
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises - Needs analysis case study: A scenario will be provided and the student asked to write a training program proposal based on the needs analysis. Length 1,500 words; Due Week 9.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6124

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