Santosh Pundalik Rajguru

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The present paper tries to explain how English language can be useful in establishing dominant positions in various situations. Globalization has become a reality, a fact that cannot be avoided by any nation in the world.  As an Eastern country and nation, India now has to prepare a strategy – how to face the Post-Globalization Era. English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is a sphere of teaching English Language including technical English, Scientific English, English for medical professionals, English for waiters, English for tourism.  Aviation English as ESP is taught to pilots, air traffic controllers and civil aviation cadets who are going to use it in radio communications. A great deal can be written about the origins of ESP. But there are three notable reasons common to the emergence of all ESP: the demands of a brave new world, a revolution in linguistics, and focus on the learner. This paper would focus on the rise and origin of ESP and how it has acquired its place in the broader categories of language. It is also categorized in different types with its special and unique characteristic features.  In the latter part of the paper the learning methodology and future are discussed.


ESP, globalization, AIRSPEAK, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), course

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