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Module Code: LNG410
Module Title: English for Specific Purposes
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Pre-requisites: N/A
The main aims of the module are:

• To introduce the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP), with a focus on English for Academic Purpose

• To identify and explore the main contexts of ESP work in academic, professional and workplace contexts

• To set out the main issues and concepts in the context of the historical development of ESP

• To introduce students to the theoretical foundations of ESP

• To introduce students to pedagogy and materials development in ESP/EAP

• To provide students with practical experience designing materials and teaching in academic or vocational setting

• To introduce students to methods for conducting ESP research
Learning outcomes 
Upon the completion of the module, students should be able to:

• demonstrate a good understanding of theoretical perspectives and
teaching approaches to ESP, with a focus on teaching EAP at the tertiary context;
• acquire the skills of teaching EAP;

• design ESP/EAP curriculum and develop ESP/EAP teaching materials;

• develop an informed research approach to ESP teaching in classroom and workplace settings;

• analyse English texts of professional contexts for teaching purposes
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components: lectures and tutorials/workshops.
Topics will typically include:

• History of ESP

• English for Academic Purposes

• Needs analysis for EAP in Chinese tertiary context

• ESP/EAP curriculum

• Pedagogical approaches for ESP/EAP

• Material development and evaluation for teaching EAP

• Genre analysis of specialized discourse

• Language and the professions
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 28   14        108  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 4000 Words Coursework 100.00

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