English for Specific Purposes

Subject 483-641 (2009)

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Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 483-829 Language & Language Acquisition and 483-888 TESOL Methodology and Curriculum Design
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview: A study of the theory and practice of teaching English for Specific Purposes. Building on general TESOL methodology and curriculum design principles, topics in this subject will include definitions and the history of ESP, English for academic purposes, English for occupational purposes, language and skills development, needs analysis, course design, materials development, classroom practice, assessment and evaluation.
Objectives: Information not available
Assessment: A 2,400 word written paper critically examining a key issue in ESP (30 per cent); a 5,600-word paper describing the design of an ESP program for a particular audience and context (70 per cent).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: Dudley-Evans, T. & M. J. St John (1998) Developments in English for Specific Purpose: a Multi-disciplinary Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Related Course(s): Master of Education (Stream 100A) Coursework and Thesis A
Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework
Master of Education (Stream 150) Major Thesis
Master of Education (Stream 150A) Coursework and Thesis A
Master of Education (Stream 150B) Coursework
Master of T.E.S.O.L. (Stream 100B) Coursework
Master of T.E.S.O.L.(Stream 100A)Coursework and Thesis A
Master of T.E.S.O.L.(Stream 150B)Coursework

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