Teaching English for Academic Purposes

Subject EDUC90098 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


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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.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information: www.education.unimelb.edu.au

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