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Innovations in Languages for Specific Purposes - Innovations en Langues sur Objectifs Spécifiques

Present Challenges and Future Promises - Défis actuels et engagements à venir


Edited By Magdalena Sowa and Jaroslaw Krajka

The papers collected in this book present diverse views and experiences on teaching English and French for specific and academic purposes. The scope of reflection covers a wide spectrum of cognitive areas of ESP and FOS, encompassing a multitude of training aspects and components (curricula, methods and techniques, materials and teaching aids) from the perspective of both LSP teachers and learners. A great range of topics related to work-specific language instruction addressed in the book displays the interdisciplinary nature of the research area, integrating aspects of linguistics, sociolinguistics, didactics and pedagogy.

Les textes réunis dans le présent volume exposent les idées et expériences relatives à l’enseignement de l’anglais et du français sur objectifs spécifiques et universitaires. Les sujets de réflexion ici abordés couvrent un vaste éventail d’aspects cognitifs et organisationnels (curricula, méthodes et techniques, matériels et outils) propres aux formations en ESP et FOS, ceux-ci envisagés dans la perspective des apprenants et des enseignants. La diversité d’éléments inhérents à la formation linguistico-professionnelle discutés par des didacticiens-chercheurs éminents témoigne du caractère interdisciplinaire du domaine d’investigation LSP qui intègre les points de vues des linguistes, sociolinguistes, didacticiens et pédagogues.

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An ELF-oriented approach to teaching ESP: Meeting students’ needs to communicate in a global context (María José Luzón)


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María José Luzón

Universidad de Zaragoza Zaragoza, Spain

An ELF-oriented approach to teaching ESP: Meeting students’ needs to communicate in a global context

Abstract: In a world of increased professional mobility and globalisation, English has become the most prominent lingua franca of academia and professional communication. Thus, students of ESP will use English predominantly in ELF (English as a Lingua Franca) settings, to communicate with peers and fellow professionals from different first language backgrounds, which makes it necessary to adopt an ELF approach to the teaching of ESP. However, although some scholars have explored the relation between ESP and ELF, especially in the fields of business and academia, the ENL (English as a native language) model is still dominant in ESP teaching and students most often need to adhere to native speaker norms.

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