Teaching English for specific purposes

Vander Viana, Ana Bocorny, Simone Sarmento

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How does English for specific purposes differ from English for general purposes? Explore the key features of ESP and the important role of students in this type of language learning. Learn the different types of ESP, various materials that can be incorporated into a course, and the roles of teachers and students. Read about four key topics within ESP: needs analysis, genre, specialized vocabulary, and corpus linguistics. The authors provide questions to guide reflection on the applicability of the concepts reviewed to see how it fits into your classroom.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAlexandria, VA
PublisherTESOL Press
Number of pages62
ISBN (Electronic)9781945351013
ISBN (Print)9781942799917
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • English for specific purposes
  • English language teaching
  • Needs analysis
  • Terminology
  • Genre
  • Corpus linguistics

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