Vanya Lyubomirova Katsarska, Smail Benmoussat


Globalization and the role of English as a lingua franca dictate the development of university English language courses which focus on developing graduates who could progress not only in their academic work but also later on in their professional lives. The article aims to present that ESP and globalization are intertwined: on one hand ESP has become the perfect medium of the globalization phenomenon and on the other hand globalization has boosted the use of ESP. It also discusses the trends in teaching ESP in two universities in Bulgaria and Algeria and provides some ideas about successful management of the ESP departments. The paper encourages international collaboration which widens the teachers’ horizons, motivates teachers to reconsider the assumptions, beliefs and values of their academic environment and brings up positive change at higher institutions.

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