Establishing English for Specific Purposes Positions in ELT Context

SANTOSH PUNDALIK RAJGURU

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First page
515
Last page
519

Abstract


As far as the theme of the ‘Establishing the Predominant Position of ESP within Adult ELT: 3rd International ESP Conference and Summer School’ is concerned, the present paper ‘Teaching English for Specific Purposes’ is analyzed in the article. Globalization has become a reality, a fact that can’t 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.  ESP is a sphere of teaching English Language including technical English, Scientific English, English for medical professionals, English for waiters and English for tourism etc.  Aviation English as ESP is taught to pilots, air traffic controllers and civil aviation cadets who are going to use it in radio communications.  ESP can therefore be considered as a form of language for specific purposes.   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 been acquired the fix place in the canon of literature and 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 is discussed.

Keywords-   ESP, Globalization, AIRSPEAK, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), course, role of teacher and development etc.

 


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