Professional English in the European Context: The EHEA Challenge

by Angeles Linde López (Volume editor) Rosalia Crespo Jiménez (Volume editor)
©2010 Conference proceedings 384 Pages
Series: Linguistic Insights, Volume 109


More than ever, professional English is now cruising towards an enormous challenge in the European university context due to the extremely significant moment we are living in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The European convergence process is demanding immediate reflections, serious analyses, and profound reforms in specialized language teaching that lead to reach Bologna standards by 2010.
This book aims to present an overview of professional English in the current academic landscape in Europe. It intends to shed light on a range of issues, both theoretical and practical, related to ESP, focusing on discourse analysis, corpus analysis, information and communication technologies, methodological approaches, curriculum design, and empirical research into language learning in broad terms. Because teachers need to be researchers and inquirers, this overview thus makes a contribution to the professional English field with the purpose of highlighting several important questions in the entire ESP academic mainstream. Scholars from different European universities explore specialized languages and document ESP teaching methodologies at university levels from a multidimensional perspective.


ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2011 (March)
Theory of Information and Communication Language and Foreign Language Teaching Sprachwissenschaft
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 384 pp.

Biographical notes

Angeles Linde López (Volume editor) Rosalia Crespo Jiménez (Volume editor)

The Editors: Ángeles Linde López is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English and German Philologies of the University of Granada where she lectures on language skills for EAP, foreign language methodology and testing. She has been involved in Doctorate and Master Courses for many years. Her research concerns pragmatics, English for Specific Purposes, language testing, and reading material design. She has published several articles and co-edited several books on various aspects of her research interests. Rosalía Crespo Jiménez is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Granada where she lectures on English for Special Purposes particularly on Building/Architecture specialized English as a foreign language. Her research interests focus on Corpus linguistics, English for Special Purposes, Paremiology and quite recently on the poetic of space. She has published several books and articles on all these referred topics. She has directed and coordinated several innovative teaching and methodological research projects.


Title: Professional English in the European Context: The EHEA Challenge