Convergence of ESP with other disciplines

Nadezda Stojkovic, Gabriela Chmelíková, Ľudmila Hurajová (Eds.)

by Anna Stefanwicz-Kocoł (University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Poland), Vanya Katsarska (National Military University, Bulgaria), Ting-hui Wen (National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan), Svetlana Rubtsova (St Petersburg State University, Russia), Shi Wenjie Shi Wenjie (Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China), Samar Harkouss (American university of Beirut, Lebanon), Monika Pociask (State Higher Vocational School in Tarnów, Poland), Miriam Perez-Veneros (University of Salamanca, Spain), M. Angeles Escobar (Universidad Nacional de Education a Distancia (UNED), Spain), Jungyeon Koo (National University, South Korea), Jorge Diego Sánchez (University of Salamanca, Spain), Iria da Cunha (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain), Huang Jian (Central University of Finance and Economics, China), Elena Giménez-Forcada (University of Granada, Spain), Wassim Bekai (University of Balamand, Lebanon)

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In designing a successful English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course, an ESP lecturer must research the professional setting and in turn analyze, abstract and synthesize its linguistic characteristics. Expert vocabulary, typical syntactic structures, relevant morphological word formation processes, exemplary text organization and both written and spoken stylistics are no longer taught with little functional relevance, instead they are approached from a subject-specific perspective. While designing and/ or compiling teaching and learning material, an ESP lecturer must decide upon the appropriate teaching methodology and pedagogy in order to ensure that the course in its entirety simulates a particular professional situation. Only if the course is successful in this aim, will ESP learners be able to quickly engage in uninhibited communication and improve job performance in their field of work, whether that be in tourism or aviation.

Although many professional settings share certain characteristics, they are nevertheless unique and often require different approaches. For this reason, there is little or no ready-made teaching material or methodological approaches when it comes to ESP teaching. A dedicated ESP lecturer caters for those idiosyncrasies doing a minute, multifaceted investigation into the linguistic characteristics of the relevant professional domain. Bringing together a collection of essays, this edited volume reveals the variety, depth, and quality of the ESP research and its convergence across different professional disciplines.

Foreword

Preface

CHAPTER ONE Designing Writing Materials for Tourism Text Genres through Technological Tools
M. Angeles Escobar, Iria da Cunha

CHAPTER TWO Material Development for Listening to Financial and Economic News: A Case Study
Huang Jian

CHAPTER THREE Teaching Medical Geology in English: Research Articles as a Potential Learning Tool in a University Context
Miriam Pérez-Veneros, Jorge Diego Sánchez, Elena Giménez-Forcada

CHAPTER FOUR Assessment Issues in ESP-Based College English Program Reform in China’s Tertiary Educational Institutions: A Case Study Of CUFE
Shi Wenjie

CHAPTER FIVE Improving Social Competences of Nursing Students in ESP Classes
Anna Stefanowicz-Kocoł, Monika Pociask

CHAPTER SIX Cultural Sensitivity in Aviation English Communication
Vanya Katsarska

CHAPTER SEVEN The Use of Lexical Bundles in Korean Learner Corpus – Directions for ESP Pedagogy
Jungyeon Koo

CHAPTER EIGHT Integrating Biblical and Historical Precedent Units Awareness in Teaching ESP in Terms of Media Discourse
Svetlana Rubtsova

CHAPTER NINE Using English-Chinese Parallel Corpus in Teaching Translation: A Study on Translator’s Notes
Ting-hui Wen

CHAPTER TEN Motivation in Teaching Speaking in ESP: A Comparison between Two Private Lebanese Universities
Wassim Bekai, Samar Harkouss

CHAPTER ELEVEN ESP vs. CLIL in Higher Education
Gabriela Chmelíková, Ľudmila Hurajová

Contributors

Dr. Nadežda Stojković is currently Associate Professor at the University of Niš, Serbia, where she lectures in English for Specific and Academic Purposes. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes and an Advisory Editor for Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK. She was also appointed as the President of the Advisory Council for the Master’s program Theory of Foreign Language Education and Intercultural Communication at St Petersburg State University, Russia.

Gabriela Chmelíková is a Senior Assistant and Head of the Department of Languages and Humanities at STU MTF, Trnava. In 1985 she graduated in Slovak language – English language teaching from the University of Comenius. In 2008 she received her PhD in Linguistics. Chmelíková is currently Vice-president of Slovak Council of CASAJC (Czech-Slovak Association of Language Teachers at Universities). She collaborated on the accreditation file elaboration for UNIcert® II and III levels in English for Engineering Majors in the UNIcert® certification system. In collaboration with colleagues from other departments, she annually organizes the Student Research Conference. She has been also involved in several national and international projects, e.g. “Student on-line conferences of STU MTF (Slovakia) and University of Niš, Faculty of Electronic Engineering (Serbia) for the purposes of specific English language and other skills development”, or Transnational exchange of good CLIL practice among European Educational Institutions”. Her professional interests include ESP, academic skills, pedagogical competences, and the use of multimedia in teaching as well as reading and presentation techniques.

Ľudmila Hurajová is a Senior Assistant in the Department of Languages and Humanities at STU MTF, Trnava. She graduated in Biochemistry from Comenius University, Bratislava, in 1994 and in English and Literature from Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra, in 2006. In 2013 she received her PhD in English didactics with a focus on CLIL teacher competences. Hurajová is a member of Slovak Council of CASAJC (Czech-Slovak Association of Language Teachers at Universities). In collaboration with colleagues from other departments, she annually organizes the Student Research Conference. Currently, she coordinates an ERASMUS+ project “Transnational exchange of good CLIL practice among European Educational Institutions” and participates in the international project “Student on-line conferences of STU MTF (Slovakia) and University of Niš, Faculty of Electronic Engineering (Serbia) for the purposes of specific English language and other skills development.” Her professional interests include English didactics, CLIL methodology, language and pedagogical competences, use of multimedia in teaching as well as presentation techniques.

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Bibliographic Information

Book Title
Convergence of ESP with other disciplines
ISBN
978-1-62273-429-0
Edition
1st
Number of pages
180
Physical size
236mm x 160mm
Illustrations
10 B&W
Publication date
December 2018
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