Teaching English for Specific Purposes English Basic Training Tool for Border Guard Working at Airports Content What is ESP? Characteristics of ESP (absolute and variable characteristics) ESP and General English Developing an English for Specific Purposes Course What is ESP? the teaching of English for any purpose that could be specified the teaching of English used in academic studies or the teaching of English for vocational or professional purposes Characteristics of ESP Absolute characteristics - ESP - meets specific needs of the learners - ESP - makes use of underlying methodology and activities of the discipline it serves - ESP - centered on the language appropriate to specific activities Variable characteristics - ESP - related to or designed for specific disciplines - ESP – uses a different methodology from that of General English - ESP - designed for adult learners, either at a tertiary level institution or in a professional work situation - ESP - designed for intermediate or advanced students assuming the existence of some basic knowledge ESP and General English Question:' What is the difference between the ESP and General English approach?‘ Answer: “In theory nothing, in practice a great deal". ESP assesses needs and integrates motivation, subject matter and content for the teaching of relevant skills. Developing an English for Specific Purposes Course Usage of a learner centered approach Steps taken : - Students' analysis - Formulation of goals and objectives of the course - Conceptualizing the content (communicative competence, intercultural competence, vocabulary awareness) - Selecting and developing ESP materials - Course planning -Evaluating the course Questions?