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 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  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
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: ESP Text Analysis
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Need Analysis
  • Written Assignment: ESP Program Design

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Course Materials
  • Developing Courses in English for Specific Purposes
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6124
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