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Students in universities and colleges there have the limited, but important need to read subject texts in English, because they are unavailable fot the mother tongue. The material was stretched until it was 5Gcm long.

We are also grateful to the staff and students of the many institutions and projects with whom we have been associated around the world. In the time-honoured manner of linguistics, we shall represent the relationship in the form of a tree see figure 3. It has come, in effect, to mean simply a good, modern approach to language teaching, rather than indicating what that approach might consist of.

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What knowledge enables us to interpret them? In this section we will be concerned with the detailed implementation of the-design into a syllabus, materials, a methodology and evaluation procedures.

We can identify five main stages of development since then, which hutcuinson of relevance to the modern language teacher see Littlewood, ?

Use taper sleeves as necessary. We shall be seeking answers to two questions. Evaluation is basically a matching process: We have tried to show that it is a complex process, involving much more than simply looking at what the learners will have to do engoish the target situation. The material was stretched. I need this book in soft form. The manager or assistant manager first establishes contact with his customer, greeting him and putting him at his ease.


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Needs analysis What the analysis cannot do, however, is show bow the expert communicator learnt the language items, skills and strategies that he or she uses Smith, Course design b The language is more anecdotal and sporadic.

These are not trivial questions. A language-centred approach to course design roacbek to course design At first sight, this may seem to be a very logical procedure. The unit model Figure 16 is of this kind.

In chapter 6 we shall consider needs analysisarguing for a much broader concept of needs than is often defined.

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These descriptions were based on an analysis of the role played by each word in purppses sentence. English for the oil industry by P. Now the emphasis-moved to looking at how meaning is generated between sentences.

We need to ask a very englisn range of questions: Each stage on its route imposes a further layer of interpretation.

Applied Linguistics Guy Cook. You should also consider which unsatisfactory features are easier to remedy. The authors discuss the evolution of ESP and its position today; the role of the ESP teacher; course design; syllabuses; materials; teaching methods, and evaluation procedures. This description is very simple. Rightly or wrongly, materials writing is a fact of purpkses for a large number of ESP teachers, and so, accepting this fact, let us look at some techniques for producing useful and creative ESP materials.


Cambridge Language Teaching Library: English for Specific Purposes

When will the ESP course take place? Prepare a report on why you would choose or reject the material. Look at the text of the dialogue on pp. The client is persuaded to do something. T he need may derive from varying sources: Making a recommendation 3. The learning-centred course design process is shown in this diagram: Or is there a covert structural syllabus underlying the ordering?

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This kind of model acts as a feedback device to tell you whether you have done what you intended. We have englisj completely changed the logical meaning of the dialogue.

Like the materials writer, the teacher can influence rhe rlarify- intensity j frequen cy of any item, andTKcreby specfiic the image that the learners receive. As with language descriptions, we shall describe the main developments in theories of how learners learn and relate each to the needs of the ESP learner and teacher. VVeVejust arrived in the Yungs. We might represent their rdafionship like this: